Whether you are a hardcore motocross fan, an Enduro rider or just a fun-loving rider who loves the sound and feel of an off-road bike, there are many to choose between. Each different bike has an advantage depending on how you want to ride it. Whether you are a die-hard Kawasaki fan, love the feel of a Yamaha, or enjoy the power that KTM and Husqvarna give you, there is a bike for you.
There are many things to consider when looking to buy a new bike. A Suzuki is very different from a Honda, and the bike accessories available for any bike could be a reason you choose it. One of the critical factors, however, is the price tag. Modern bikes are becoming more advanced, and so are the price ranges. If you are looking for something special to ride, you need to be aware of the costs involved. Here are eight of the most expensive off-road dirt bikes and Enduro bikes available right now in Australia.
Husqvarna FC 450 – $12,995
If you follow the world of motocross in any way, you will know that there are six main brands that dominate. These are of course Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Husqvarna and KTM. There are other contenders in the mix, but these have long been the top of the pack. Compared to the 2-stroke dominant days of racing, the 4-stroke revolution has created many great bikes. Along with the great bikes, however, comes the matching price tags.
The 2018 Husqvarna FC 450 is the most expensive stock motorbike of the lot (but only just). The price tag of $12,995 is only matched by the next bike.
KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition – $12,995
Each year one or two of the big companies release special edition models that start as base models from their fleet. These are usually done as anniversary editions or also to celebrate series wins or new signings. Special edition bikes, of course, carry special edition price tags. This year, KTM released the ‘Factory Edition’ model, which is an accessorised version of the base model, and the 2018 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition model comes in at $12,995. Although much more difficult to get hold of in Australia, there are specific bike accessories that can be imported to option your KTM 450 SX.
Alta Redshift MX R – Electric$11,995
A new breed of a bike is about to hit our shores, and when it comes to this breed, silence is deadly. Many people say that electric bikes are the future of racing across the world, however many die hard 2-stroke fans will of course disagree. Electric bikes are on the way, and there is no stopping them.
Alta Motors has created a race-ready dirt bike that matches power and control with many of the industry leaders, and there is no doubt that they are strong competition when they hit the market soon. Of course, being electric, the batteries are bulky and expensive. This means the electric dirt bikes will have a high price tag as well.
Although the Redshift MXR was initially priced in the US at around $16,000USD, prices in Australia look to be much lower than that, but still priced somewhere around the $12k mark.
KTM 125 SX Dirt Bike – $10,990
The new KTM 125 SX is definitely one of the most compact and agile bikes on the market. This is a high-performance racing bike with no competitors even remotely close. It’s a very powerful, yet extremely efficient dirt bike, and the power to \weight ratio is exceptional.
This KTM super dirt bike is designed for speed, agility and built to race. The bike boasts perfect control and riding positions and is light and responsive. Although the price tag is high with this bike for a 125cc, $10,999 isn’t a bad price for a bike with such powerful features.
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2018 Honda CRF450R Dave Thorpe Replica – $13,000
Honda has also released a limited edition bike this year, and the Dave Thorpe Replica comes with a host of trick bits and extras. Priced at around $3,000 more than a standard factory run model, the Honda CRF450R Dave Thorpe Replica racing dirt bike comes with a robust Unicam four valve liquid cooled engine that provides extraordinary power.
The lightweight engine takes this bike to a whole new level of performance. It features fully adjustable suspension and is very comfortable to ride thanks to its progressive chassis system. As far as power to weight ratio goes, this CRF450R is exceptional, and the price tag of $13,000 matches the performance.
Honda CRF250L Rally $6,990
If you aren’t keen on spending the big budget on the CRF450R Dave Thorpe Replica, the new Honda CRF250 RALLY is ready for weekend adventure, long distance tour or the daily commute. There is a massive range of must-have accessories for Honda CRF250L Rally. The bike offers a great deal of fun and rides like its bigger brother. Featuring long travel suspension, excellent weather protection and large-disk ABS brakes, the CRF450 RALLY inspired bodywork brings the spirit of Rally-raid racing to every ride. Although the price tag is higher among other 250cc models, the bike is well worth the price in comparison.
2018 Husqvarna 701 ENDURO $16,295
This bike does carry a big price tag, but this Enduro has the ability to defeat suburban environments and treacherous off-road terrain with equal equanimity. The 701 ENDURO is exceptionally versatile, with lots of accessories available, thanks to decades of quality breeding based on winning Enduro world championships. The 701 ENDURO blends high performance with functionality in a modern, stylish design. With 55kW, the bike also outweighs many of its competitors. However, the price tag is high, sitting at $16,295.
2018 Sherco 500 SEF Factory MY19$15,990
You might not be too familiar with the brand Sherco, but this French brand has been pumping out high-quality bikes for twenty years now. Specialising in Enduro and Trials bikes, Sherco has a range of 4-stroke 250, 300, 450 and 500cc models. There are two options available, being sold as either upgraded factory versions or Race Spec. The price tag of $15,990 is higher of course, but reviews of these bikes should offer some insight into how great they actually are. Click here to shop for accessories.