The 450 SX-F chassis has a very nimble, lightweight feel. The bike came in at only 234 pounds on our scales, the lightest bike in the test, and the weight, or lack thereof, is apparent on the track. Similar to the Honda, it’s very easy to throw around and responds very well to rider input, making it easy to put exactly where you want it. Cornering is an area where the 450 SX-F excels as it leans intuitively into corners and is easy to trust and have confidence that it will continue tracking. In addition to being able to corner very well, the KTM has great straight-line stability despite feeling so light and flickable, which are oftentimes a trade-off but not in this case.