2014 TransWorld Motocross 450 Shootout

One of the best parts of our job is when all five OEM have their latest releases on American shores and give us the opportunity to ride the complete line of models against one another for the annual shootout. For this year’s comparison, we took our stable of test riders and the Honda CRF450R, Kawasaki KX450F, Suzuki RM-Z 450, Yamaha YZ450F, and KTM 350 SX-F and 450 SX-F to scenic Zaca Station with the sole intention of determining which machine is the best of its class. Now don’t get us wrong, all six bikes are incredible in their own right and in the 2014 lineup, there truly is something for everyone, but we needed to find out which thumping four-stroke is the best overall package.

To find out which bike claimed the honor of 2014 TransWorld Motocross 450 Bike of the Year, you’ll need to pick up a copy of the December issue, but we think you can find your answer by watching this behind the scenes video from the day…