Are those relatively low numbers a negative thing? Absolutely not! Team Green’s flagship motocrosser is praised every year by test riders of varying weights and skill levels. As 175-pound, vet expert tester Allan Brown noted in this year’s comparison: “The KX450 engine still has the best balance of power for me. It doesn’t offer the most in any area, but is usable at all rpm.” To learn more about why the green machine has topped Dirt Rider’s annual 450 MX comparison since its overhaul in 2019, be sure to check out our 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 450 Motocross Shootouts.