I used to race one of these. its sittin at my dads house. i rode it like 15 times but its a b/a bike wish hed let me have it but nooooo i have to deal with an 01 cr 125 that some guy rigged up. haha really though kx250 is where its at
Yeah, the motors on the pre-2002 CRs are bad-ss. Honda made changes in 02 and lost some of the bottom end. They tried to fix it in 05 but messed up the shape of the head, causing the 05-07 CRs to ping and detonate on pump gas. I have considered trying to wedge a 99-01 motor in my 07.
ive got the 1999 cr250 bought it recently! plenty of power, them power bands feel great! :-)! iam polishing the aluminum frame and swing arm, i think it will look excellent. it is already in mint condition as its been dry stored for years.
A YZ is faster, but a CR is easier to put a 144 kit on. The CR will have a little different feel than the YZ. Most peole say it is lighter and handles better. If I was you, I would try and find a KTM 144/ 150. If I had the choice I would buy a CR (even though I just sold my trusty 99 YZ125)just for the cool factor (how many people do you see racing a late model CR125). Plus for about $500 bucks you could have a cr144.
I just rode one and I thought it was sweet. It pulled hard early and didn't sign out. The motor felt strong, even compared to a mod RM125 that was my regular ride. It is tall and I wasn't terribly fond of the suspension but it wasn't bad. It just felt a little harsh to me, but I didn't have time to set sag or play with the clickers.