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Old 01-06-2018, 12:09 PM
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Default 2009 crf250r or 2012 rmz250?


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Can you please give me your thoughts on which of these two bikes I should favor... A 2009 Honda crf250r or a 2012 Suzuki rmz 250? The Honda is asking 3200 AUD the suzuki 3000 AUD. Both are completely stock and low hrs. Both in great condition when looking at them. For a complete novice rider like me which would you choose? I have no objection to getting my hands dirty and taking them apart for servicing, tuning etc... Reading online reports leads me to believe the Honda might have the more excitable power band when compared with the Suzuki? Is the last of the carby bikes a better idea than the fuel injected bikes? They're both 4strokes so I can't imagine they'd be much difference in servicing requirements between the two of them or am I wrong in thinking this? Both did well in their respective shootout for the year... Although 3yrs apart in manufacturing date, would their performance be similar to each other? As of today I'm 42 yrs old (so this is a birthday gift to myself) having never ridden a motorbike before and weigh 210lbs/95kg. I'm 5' 10" tall. I'm on a mission to get back to 13 stone which I believe is around 80kg /180lb so desire a bike that'll encourage me to get fit and healthy again if I'm to explore its performance potential. I also have local Honda and Suzuki dealership near me which is why i've narrowed my search down to these two bikes.

Thanks for your help folks!


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:54 AM
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Everyone tends to have a preferred bike brand; mine is Honda. All the bikes from the major manufacturers are quality bikes. I advise you to inspect the bikes in person, if possible take a test ride to check for shifting and general layout/ergos, and make your decision based on what you like best.
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