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« on: September 30, 2020, 12:41:26 pm »

I’m looking at buying either the KLX or the Honda 250L dual sport machine.   You know the deal.  I refuse to pay over MSRP + taxes and tags.   Is this possible now a days at a dealership?   Not many dealers left around town either (like there was 20 years ago).  
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 01:42:18 pm »

I've never ridden either but I've been told the Honda is gutless.

Get the 450.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 03:07:18 pm »


I've never ridden either but I've been told the Honda is gutless.

Get the 450.


I really like my WR 250. It has plenty of punch, where some other 250's I rode were a little mild in comparison.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 03:41:26 pm »


I've never ridden either but I've been told the Honda is gutless.

Get the 450.


I’m actually leaning toward the Kawi but I will have to travel to get one.   Kawi dealer here sucks.   Honda dealer isn’t bad though.  
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 03:42:10 pm »




I really like my WR 250. It has plenty of punch, where some other 250's I rode were a little mild in comparison.


WR is sweet all around.  Good write ups on it.  More $$ though.
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 03:43:55 pm »

https://www.cyclenews.com/2020/09/article/2020-kawasaki-klx250-vs-honda-crf250l-vs-yamaha-xt250-comparison/
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 03:57:23 pm »

Nah, gimme that 450 hp and torque!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 04:38:36 pm »

The difference between a Yamaha XT250 and WR250 is night and day. Almost as good as a moving up to a 450.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 07:19:45 pm »

Yeah, if your mind is set on a 250, go with the WR.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2020, 08:15:08 pm »


The difference between a Yamaha XT250 and WR250 is night and day. Almost as good as a moving up to a 450.


According to the cycle news article the WR does not have a lot more power than the other 250’s but the suspension and brakes are better by a long shot.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 07:29:11 am »




According to the cycle news article the WR does not have a lot more power than the other 250’s but the suspension and brakes are better by a long shot.


My "seat of the pants" dyno tells me the WR motor seems to have a longer power band that just keeps on pulling when the other start running out of steam.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2020, 05:37:46 pm »




My "seat of the pants" dyno tells me the WR motor seems to have a longer power band that just keeps on pulling when the other start running out of steam.


I see.  I have not been on one.  I do think it is by far best in class from the reading I have done.  
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 08:45:35 pm »

My input is that I really like my KLX250. Have ridden the CRF and just like the KLX better but that will vary by rider. Only suspension mod I have made is to install a Cogent 7.0kg rear spring as the stocker is not suitable for a 200 lb rider. As to power; it is a four stroke 250 so it is never going to be a powerhouse but it pulls me along just fine.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 09:25:07 pm »


My input is that I really like my KLX250. Have ridden the CRF and just like the KLX better but that will vary by rider. Only suspension mod I have made is to install a Cogent 7.0kg rear spring as the stocker is not suitable for a 200 lb rider. As to power; it is a four stroke 250 so it is never going to be a powerhouse but it pulls me along just fine.


A very good looking bike too.
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 07:35:48 am »

Everything leads me to the Kawi  Bigok

Now I just have to find a dealer that is reasonable
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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2020, 05:45:08 am »

Have you already found one?
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2020, 08:14:17 pm »




A very good looking bike too.


That they are, in green anyway. Not a fan of the digital camo.

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