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Old 10-28-2007, 11:59 AM
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First post here! Hello everyone
Im going 2 buy a new bike this winter, and im not sure what bike to buy.
I have a cr2(03) now and i like it, but they are not on the market any more so im wondering what bike to buy.
Im leaning against yz or rm 250 2 stroke offcourse.
The thing that are important to me is that its good quality.
Any tips, input`s on what bike to buy?
Any 2 stroke shootouts out there?
bare with me, i know my language isnt great
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:09 PM
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I tend to favor honda's over anything else, but like you said, they havent changed much and dont offer it anyway. KTM or Yamaha would be my choices. The suzuki hasnt changed in a long time either. With the KTM you can get all sorts of configurations in the engine. In the case of the Yamaha you get a pretty nice package overall, decent parts support and you can mix and match internal gear ratios which you havent been able to do for years on the RM.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:10 PM
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If you are thinking about a new bike the KTM 300 2 stroke with the electric start seems like an awesome bike. Heck, tons of power, light weight, easy maintenance, and the magic start button sound like a great idea.
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Just a quick FYI - YZ250's have been the best 250 two strokes for years except the fact that the RM beat it in 2005. So your terms of quality may need a rethink.
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Just a quick FYI - YZ250's have been the best 250 two strokes for years except the fact that the RM beat it in 2005. So your terms of quality may need a rethink.
Actually ,the RM won Motocross Action's 250cc Shoot-out in '04, '05, and '06. Although, they said it "really was kind of a tie". Some riders prefered the smoother, longer, YZ powerband, over the shorter, much harder hitting power of the RM, and vice versa. Some prefered the quicker, sharper handling RM chassis, over the more stable YZ chassis. But, the nod went to the RM, because it was the "least" like a 4-stroke, and amplified what people love about a 2-stroke.

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Old 10-29-2007, 01:03 AM
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Yeah, the fact that MXA chose the Suzuki based on that crap would have given me second thoughts about a Suzuki.
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So yz is the best choice? What bike would you buy?
"your terms of quality may need a rethink" What do u meen with that?
When i say quality, i meen how the bike is holding together. That i dont need to work on it more than i drive!
Any known problems with the new yz?
And is the riding position much like the cr? I think the cr i great to jump with because its so nice to stand on.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:38 PM
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Yeah there is a problem with a new yz it will eat plugs, if you dont jet it correctly. it is crazy rich stock, but I am not racing it, also it can feel weird untill you get it set up for your riding stile ect.
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