2018 250f's poll

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7/30/2017 8:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2017 8:41 PM

If you where going to buy a new 2018
250f knowing just what we know now
What would it be ?
2018 Yz250f
2018 Crf250
2018 Rmz250
2018 Kx250f
2018 Ktm sxf250
2018 Husky fc250
I know the shootouts haven't happened yet
But if you had to pic now what would it be ?

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7/30/2017 8:57 PM

KTM 125 tongue

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7/30/2017 9:00 PM

May take a little while to get parts made to make it race worthy but my money is on the new Honda.

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7/30/2017 9:03 PM

Ktm should have the best hp to weight ratio again which seems to win in the 250 class. Electric start and brembo brakes don't hurt either. I ride a 15 yz250f and a 16 yz450f and am equally slow on both so I really don't think it'd change much for me. That said if I were to get a new 250 it'd be orange. I'm a jap bike guy but it seems like Austria puts more effort into their mx bikes. Yeah the japs are trying now with e start etc but ktm has been doing it for years and is still quite a bit lighter. The downfall seems to be the expense of owning one

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7/30/2017 9:05 PM

Im considering a 2018 Honda 250f right now. The KTMs are awesome too, but man way expensive in comparison.

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7/30/2017 9:25 PM

FC or YZF or CRF lol

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Current rides: 2020 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

7/30/2017 9:36 PM

Hondawink

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7/30/2017 10:52 PM

1st: KTM
2nd: KXF
3rd: CRF

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

7/30/2017 11:17 PM

1. Kawi
2. Honda
3. Yamaha
4. Husky
5. Ktm
6. Suzuki.

Nothing is built like a Jap bike. Im curious if Suzulo finally updates their 250f in 2019. Also curious to see if JGR stll has a few 250 guys on the team since they'll probably be the main focus of Suzukis 450 effort and they have a all new bike.

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7/30/2017 11:52 PM

KTM/White KTM if I was fast, and wanted to win.

125SX/TC if I were personally buying a new one soon.

(Currently race, slowly and occasionally, a 2008 YZ250F)

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7/31/2017 12:40 AM

mxjon454 wrote:

1. Kawi
2. Honda
3. Yamaha
4. Husky
5. Ktm
6. Suzuki.

Nothing is built like a Jap bike. Im curious if Suzulo finally updates their 250f in 2019. Also curious to see if JGR stll has a few 250 guys on the team since they'll probably be the main focus of Suzukis 450 effort and they have a all new bike.

what he said .

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7/31/2017 1:27 AM

It will be interesting to see the 2018 250 Factoy Edition.

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7/31/2017 2:16 AM

DL wrote:

May take a little while to get parts made to make it race worthy but my money is on the new Honda.

Can you elaborate please from a builders standpoint?

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7/31/2017 3:55 AM

To bad reliability doesn't play into the shootouts. That would be a plus for the blue bike all day! That new Honda is interesting though. What is msrp with all the new goodies?

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2020 YZ450F
2018 KTM 450SXF FE
2016 YZ250F 2008 CRF450R
2015 YZ250F 2008 CRF250R
2001 CR250R
2010 YZ250 2012 CRF150R
2009 YZ125 2010 KX109.5
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7/31/2017 4:01 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

To bad reliability doesn't play into the shootouts. That would be a plus for the blue bike all day! That new Honda is interesting though. What is msrp with all the new goodies?

Didn't you have reliability issues after washing the YZF?

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

7/31/2017 4:24 AM

YZ250FX

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Melbourne, Australia. Current rides: '11 RMZ450, '84 CR500, '06 DRZ400, '79 KX250 with 400 engine, '06 GSXR1000 full Yosh racebike.

7/31/2017 4:30 AM

DL wrote:

May take a little while to get parts made to make it race worthy but my money is on the new Honda.

Benihana225 wrote:

Can you elaborate please from a builders standpoint?

Specifically I like two design features. The finger follower cam actuation design allows for a more aggressive cam design then a cam over bucket design. Second the downdraft intake is ideal because the air path to both intake valves is straight and the same length.

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7/31/2017 4:59 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

To bad reliability doesn't play into the shootouts. That would be a plus for the blue bike all day! That new Honda is interesting though. What is msrp with all the new goodies?

tempura wrote:

Didn't you have reliability issues after washing the YZF?

Yes, with our 15. So far our 16 has been problem free.

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2020 YZ450F
2018 KTM 450SXF FE
2016 YZ250F 2008 CRF450R
2015 YZ250F 2008 CRF250R
2001 CR250R
2010 YZ250 2012 CRF150R
2009 YZ125 2010 KX109.5
SSR Motorsports Dealer
TAGMX Suspension & Graphics! www.tagmxsuspension.com https://www.liquidskinzdesign.com/



7/31/2017 6:10 AM

The kx.

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

7/31/2017 7:36 AM

From a price standpoint KXF.
Looks goes to the new Honda all day.

But I'm a poor so KXF it is.

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2018 CRF250R

7/31/2017 8:33 AM

KTM - I have a 2016 250 sxf and am very happy with it. However, as others have pointed out, the price difference between the KTM/Husky and Japanese bikes can make the Japanese bikes enticing, even to those who otherwise like the KTM/Husky. That price difference is likely to become less of an issue as the Japanese bikes get electric start and that difference shrinks (as it has on the 2018 YZ450F). It's safe to say that the 2018 CRF250R will see a significant price increase, and I wouldn't buy one with just the limited information now available (will probably be great, but I wouldn't assume so to the point of parting with my money!). I could pretty much flip a coin between the KX and YZ, but would wait for a redesign for the RMZ (the YZ is due for a redesign next year, but is a pretty solid bike already). I'm guessing that the Yamaha 250 will eventually go to electric start like the 450. I think Kawasaki and Suzuki would be smart to keep offering their bikes without electric start, but make it an option that can be added later. Then they can have price in their favor, but not be excluded by those who really want electric start.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

7/31/2017 9:08 AM

Probably a KTM 150 SX.

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7/31/2017 11:18 AM

I'd get a honda

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7/31/2017 12:08 PM

KTM 350. lighter than all the jap 250's and more fun to ride.

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7/31/2017 12:47 PM

Honda CRF250R all the way.

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7/31/2017 3:49 PM

Husky TC250. In the looks Dept for the 4 strokes my vote goes to the KXF.

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7/31/2017 4:28 PM

endurox wrote:

KTM 350. lighter than all the jap 250's and more fun to ride.

It's Japanese, the short version is considered a racial slur...

It's lighter than one 17 250F and two 18 250Fs.

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7/31/2017 5:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/31/2017 5:58 PM

Hey Tarz, how is the front suspension working on your KX250 ? smile I'll take the Husky this time.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

7/31/2017 6:20 PM

Austrian bikes
Kawi
Honda

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

8/2/2017 10:19 PM

ledger wrote:

Hey Tarz, how is the front suspension working on your KX250 ? smile I'll take the Husky this time.

Thanks for asking
My wife just had Twins
With that and work
I haven't had a chance to try it yet sad

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