Added reply in a thread Kawasaki 7 New Offroad Models 2021 7/8/2020 6:06 AM

If they nail the suspension and the 250 has more bottom end these will sell really well.

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki 7 New Offroad Models 2021 7/7/2020 5:58 PM

Yeah my ktm didn’t have any skid plate but did have hand guards and a 6 speed gearbox. I think Honda has the right idea with factory skids. Enough to protect the chassis but not super heavy duty.

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki 7 New Offroad Models 2021 7/7/2020 5:16 PM

Other than the skid plate, different trans (which is usually just a couple of slightly different ratios), and bigger tank how do you know the Kawasaki’s won’t have most of that stuff almost no one uses? You know the kx250 has the same kyb suspension ... more »

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki 7 New Offroad Models 2021 7/7/2020 2:56 PM

Yamaha doesn't have most of that either and they are the gold standard of Japan trail bikes. This is exactly what the YZ125X has compared to the YZ125. The 250x has a couple of different gear ratios in the transmission otherwise nearly the MX bike too. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 KX250 7/7/2020 9:10 AM

Probably shifted from copying the crf torque curve and now have the ktm curve.

Added reply in a thread Kawasaki 7 New Offroad Models 2021 7/7/2020 9:08 AM

Probably cheaper for them to just slap on the MOTO tank and let the user buy an IMS or acerbis. Overall it looks like they made a lot of good changes to the Mx bikes but unless the suspension tuning and engine mapping is really different on the offroad ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 KX250 7/6/2020 5:28 PM

I doubt they would release a 350x before a 250x.

Added reply in a thread 2021 yamaha model release on Facebook live 7/6/2020 8:27 AM

Suzuki AUS started including wifi tuners on the RMZ250 last year I think. I am not sure any other country does that. Must be an Australia thing.

Added reply in a thread Are moto sales booming? 7/6/2020 8:25 AM

I don't think people use Craigslist much anymore.

Added reply in a thread Am I crazy? Late thirties beginner looking to ride on Mx track 7/5/2020 7:37 PM

For slow technical riding a 2 stroke 250 or 300 stall resistance kills a four stroke. They are not really beginner friendly on a track though. A rekluse auto clutch will help the four stroke keep up in slow technical though.

Added reply in a thread Am I crazy? Late thirties beginner looking to ride on Mx track 7/5/2020 3:15 PM

I think the manufacturers just keep moving the power up in the rpm range to get more power but it makes it harder for new riders to get a handle on.

Added reply in a thread Am I crazy? Late thirties beginner looking to ride on Mx track 7/2/2020 8:22 AM

Yeah that is what I would get too. If you can find a ‘19 they have electric start and the cell phone fuel mapping app. Prices are high right now. I think $6300 for the used ‘19 crf is high. Mine sold for $5500 but I didn’t try to hold out for more money. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Am I crazy? Late thirties beginner looking to ride on Mx track 7/2/2020 5:18 AM

And I thought I was lucky to get $5500 for a 250rx with 28 hours on it. Right now on the north side of Indy there is a new 2020 kx250 for $6600 plus tax.

Added reply in a thread Am I crazy? Late thirties beginner looking to ride on Mx track 7/1/2020 8:31 PM

I think they made a lot of little improvements from 2018 to 2019. More power down low to mid on the 2019 and no loss of power on top. The trail ridden one is probably in better shape though. Check front sprocket on the one with new chain and rear sprocket. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 KX250 7/1/2020 6:33 PM

There is a good chance the production bike will have the 2020 250 engine on the 450 frame.

Added reply in a thread Am I crazy? Late thirties beginner looking to ride on Mx track 7/1/2020 6:17 PM

Get the bike with more bottom end. The 2018 and up Honda has to be wrung out like a 125 smoker. The 2018 is supposed to be the worst of the newer ones. They added bottom and midrange in 2019 and again in 2020. You have to be in the right gear and be ... more »

Added reply in a thread Star protesting Gieco for fuel 7/1/2020 2:51 PM

I like this guy more everyday.

Added reply in a thread CRF250R VS CRF450R REAR Wheels swap 1.85 vs 2.15 6/30/2020 5:19 AM

It should not be hard to find a used pre-2013 450R wheelset for cheap. They are on ebay. Bonus points for a 2017 or older 450X/250X wheelset because they have 18x2.15 rear rims.

Added reply in a thread Ironman amateur race? 6/29/2020 9:28 AM

Sunday after the race. It is on their website.

Added reply in a thread how much did you get your 300xc for? 6/29/2020 7:45 AM

Because of the factory rebates the 300XC is $50 cheaper than the 250XC just based on MSRP. I bought a 2020 300XC for $8600 plus sales tax in Indianapolis on Saturday. It was the last one they had. The more local dealer to me has a 300 and 250 but they ... more »