this is the one im looking at getting.
I have an 05 Foreman and couple of friends that I ride with have 01 and 04 450 Foremans. I can beat both in a 300' drag race. Neither can out pull my 500 and the ride on the old 450 is rough, very rough. The handling on the 500 is a lot better, even in 4 wheel drive. But you are right, the old 450 seems to be geared a little lower.IM thinking about going back to an older model foreman. I want another 450 s. I had oner and then got a rubicon. The rubicon sucked a$$, ill never get another one. Now i have the 500 foreman. I personally think that the 450 has more low end power and alot more "balls". Some opinions would be nice on the decision.
they started in 2002. not 2004 LOL i wouldent trade that switch for the world after comming off driving a fulltime 4wd Rancherthe later foreman 450 models could switch from 2 to 4 wheel with the switch, can't remember when they started doing it but a buddy of mine has one that can do it.