most reliable open class 4stroke

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who makes the best ie most reliable 4 stroke ktm honda crf yam yzf would like to get a 525exc but don't know if it will last
 
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Most reliable is gotta be the xr 650! But thats no good im sure the ktm will last but you have to do maintenece tio it if you expect anyhting from it
 
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If you keep up the maintenence, almost any new 4 stroke will last you a while.
Fresh oil, filters, valve adjustments, and an occasional top-end will keep em in fine condition.
Of course this depends how you ride too.
If your just playbikin', your macine will last longer.
The harder you ride or race it, the shorter its lifespan will probably be.
New MX'rs arent designed for exceptionally long lifespans though. Theyre designed for high performance use.
The Xr650 or last gen XR600 are better bikes to bet on to be surviving (if not thriving) 5, 10, or even 20 years down the road.
Ive got an old XL500 that is on its first over piston, cases have never been open, and is pushin almost 27,000 mostly offroad (fun) miles.
Show me an MX'r that can do that! :worship:
 
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I think your sceenname would be more appropriate with a 500 2-stroke, not no 4-stroke. just kiddin :laugh: