Such is the weird thinking of Suzuki.... Put a 20 lb exhaust high up on the bike where you don't want it. THEN put magnesium flimsy,thin side cases on the engine to LIGHTEN UP the bike!!!! Should be the other end up. And you know they can build a great aluminum silencer like the one on an RMFZ450. Sometimes the thinking is just strange.
Yes, I totally agree with you! Who puts fragile engine parts for a dirt bike. :headscratch:On the other hand, I found today that the 400E is a very good ride, even with the stock exhaust. A 50 mile ride on a BLM road and I'm in love.
No, it isn't a KTM, but mine only cost $1600 used.