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2022 450 Shootout

2022 450 MX Shootout Video

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2022 SML 450 MX Shootout

Presented by Maxxis Tires, 805 Beer, GoPro and Temecula Motorsports

Video by Chase Curtis

Most of the 2022 machines are officially here and refinement seemed to be the name of the game in the 450 class, as small changes – rather than major overhauls – highlight the Yamaha YZ450F and Honda CRF450R, while, the Gas Gas MC450F, Husqvarna FC 450, KTM 450SX-F, and Kawasaki KX450 returned unchanged. We’ve been comparing the bikes since we started taking delivery of the 2022s way back in July and after one final day of back-to-back testing the six bikes (Suzuki is unchanged and unreleased at the moment and has politely requested to not contend in the 2022 shootout), our panel of six test riders arrived at a verdict and crowned the 2022 Swapmoto Live 450 MX Bike of the Year.

 

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Chase Curtis

Chase Curtis is an avid motocross and MTB rider, and he has been editing moto videos for a mere two years. He's also the Swapmoto Race Series on-site photographer and reporter. When he finishes college, he will join the SML staff full time.

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