Is An IT 490 Too Powerful?

by Al

How hard is an IT490 for a mature newbie to ride? Is it a case of easy on the throttle and easy(ish) to ride? Or are IT490's simply too insane to ride and too much for a sensible rider. My usual ride is a mint(ish) IT175.


- Hi Al.

I've never thrown my legs over one of those beasts. They've certainly got a bit of pulling power but the powerband is wider than say a modern 2 banger motocrosser, so it's probably a little more forgiving. Keep in mind there's a bit of weight there to hold up so you'd want to be relatively strong to handle the tighter situations.

If anyone's actually owned or ridden an IT490 please let us know.

Hayden -

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Jun 21, 2012
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Tyre Quality
by: Anonymous

What quality is your rear tyre, new or old?

Mine is still being built. Engine in frame, swing arm, forks and wheels on etc and starting wiring etc.

I suppose I could adjust the throttle cable for half throttle only?

I am looking forward to riding it.

May 25, 2012
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Danger!
by: Anonymous

I just bought an IT 490 and it is dangerous. I'm 5'10 160 though. That bike is hard to control. I never fall on my 200 but the 490 I'm constantly crashing for random reasons. The bike just slides out. I don't like it at all. I'm actually scared of it.

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