BEST bikes you've ever ridden?

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3/25/2013 8:47 PM

'85 XR80 -- a neighbor owned this and we used to share riding around the pasture. This litle honda was just the right size & speed for me.. I got bit by the bug bad, and I blame this XR80.
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That was a very long time ago. Thinking back, a few bike's I've owned or ridden stood out among the others.

01 RM125 (owned & raced)
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1987 CR250 (only rode for 20 min moto but loved it)
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]94 KTM 400 LC4 (owned & ridden all over north Georgia)
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1985 KX125 (owned & raced)
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Ride like a girl!!!
2016 KTM 500 EXC-F
Current project: 2007 Kawasaki KX250-R7 retro build
Current project #2: 1987 Kawasaki KX250-E1 rider/racer resto
1989 KX125 resto
1987 RM250 resto

3/25/2013 9:03 PM
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It is a bike that does every thing I want it to and I makes me faster with everything about the set up.
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3/25/2013 9:05 PM

I am too retarded to post pics, but straight off the showroom floor, the 2012 RMZ 250 is amazing. I love my Honda 450, but spent a bit on it to set it up.

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3/25/2013 9:08 PM

2013 RM-Z 450

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3/25/2013 9:17 PM

Loved my kdx200...... Absolutely Loved it! Also loved my brand new '92 rm250 as well as my '09 300xc..... I've loved all the bikes I've owned including my week old '13 350xcf..... Those were just the stand-outs. Think the best bike ive ever owned was my first bike.... '82 kdx80. Hard to beat your first scoot.

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3/25/2013 9:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2013 9:36 PM

I have enjoyed all of the bikes I have owned, but my 2007 RM125 stands out in my memory. The motor was not quite as strong as a YZ or KX, but it handled better than any other bike I have ridden.

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3/25/2013 9:26 PM

My buddy had an early 2000s KX250 that was heavily modded for hare scrambles and it was absolute magic. Smoothest 250 two stroke I've ever ridden, plus torque, handling and suspension for days!

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3/25/2013 9:31 PM

gjbruny wrote:

Loved my kdx200...... Absolutely Loved it! Also loved my brand new '92 rm250 as well as my '09 300xc..... I've loved all the bikes I've owned including my week old '13 350xcf..... Those were just the stand-outs. Think the best bike ive ever owned was my first bike.... '82 kdx80. Hard to beat your first scoot.

My first was a Honda SL65.. it was a roach that spent more time taken apart in the garage than put together. How I ever managed to learned to ride on that bike is beyond me.

Then again owning a rat bike eventually taught me how to work on them a little, like taking off the wheels & replacing chains. Not bad for a clueless 15 year old strung out on Cyndi Lauper & Romeovoid! Ahhhh the good ole days.

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Ride like a girl!!!
2016 KTM 500 EXC-F
Current project: 2007 Kawasaki KX250-R7 retro build
Current project #2: 1987 Kawasaki KX250-E1 rider/racer resto
1989 KX125 resto
1987 RM250 resto

3/25/2013 9:33 PM

TerryK wrote:

My buddy had an early 2000s KX250 that was heavily modded for hare scrambles and it was absolute magic. Smoothest 250 two stroke I've ever ridden, plus torque, handling and suspension for days!

I love my '02 KX250 and the '99 I owned before that. Bought a '05 KX125 in between but didn't like the feel of the new frame.

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Ride like a girl!!!
2016 KTM 500 EXC-F
Current project: 2007 Kawasaki KX250-R7 retro build
Current project #2: 1987 Kawasaki KX250-E1 rider/racer resto
1989 KX125 resto
1987 RM250 resto

3/25/2013 9:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2013 9:52 PM

2006 RM250


And a close runner up would be my 1998 YZ125 (my matching 98 250 is in this picture)

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3/25/2013 9:44 PM

Maybe not the best bikes I have ridden but definitely the stand out bikes for me, in each class.
1986 RM 80. This thing was a bad ass. The only thing comparable were the KX80s because the 87 KX 80 especially was pretty bad ass too.
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1989 KX 125. I had mine worked over a little and went to A and ProAm on this bike. I could honestly play with just about any bike on the track with this bike including other KX 125's. In its class and at the time, I truly had one of the fastest bikes. Flowing and riding at will with a 125 that had head shake, now that will make you a good rider.

1997 KX 250. This is my all time favorite bike of all the bikes I've owned. It was just an all around good bike with tons of power that had a thrill factor like no other. I had it well after I quit racing competitively but for a play bike, this thing was a missile and tough as a tank. ProAction gave me a set up for this thing and you could get rude air or over jump anything and just laugh at it. I swear I probably could have jumped my house and landed flat. It was amazing. It was a little bulky but it would do anything you wanted to do. Great all around bike. For me, the 97' 98' far outshined any KX up until the 04 model.
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Which I also loved the 04 KX 250. This bike just fit me. I kept the both the 97' and the 04' bikes and still ride them now and again. I have an overbore on the 04' and it is awesome.
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3/25/2013 9:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2013 9:53 PM

My 1982 RM 250Z....full floater suspension and a powerband that would yank your arms out of their sockets!

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3/25/2013 9:51 PM

My current bike 2012 KX450. Soon to get a few upgrade parts to fine tune it for me and Im set...smile
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3/25/2013 9:53 PM

07 crf250x. Smoothest, easiest bike I've ridden. The bike was so easy to ride on any tight trail or hill. The bike gave me all the confidence in the world to ride any obstacle. Suspension and free mods and the bike was good to go!

My 2010 250r is the best MX bike I've ridden. Speed & confidence went way up on this bike aslong as I'm not in the tight stuff.

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3/25/2013 9:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2013 10:05 PM

I recently did a race on a 2013 CRF450 and loved it. The power just seemed to be in the right place and it felt well balanced. It turned REALLY good also.

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3/25/2013 10:00 PM

My 1982 CR80R. I loved this bike, raced it, dreamt about it, was my best friend and all my friends wanted to befriend it as well.

A close 2nd is my 06 CRF450. Raw beastly power and with the correct suspension tuning it's plush like a Caddy.

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3/25/2013 11:46 PM

1987 CR125; epic motor, fast and light weight...thing took a beating and never failed me,
2005 crf250x; always adjusting valves but dam it handled like a Ferrari in single track...killer tranny.
2009 KX250f; when I have my suspension set perfect for conditions it's a dream on the track...so so tranny...mis shifts.

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1986 KX 125 E1
1987 CR125
2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI
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3/26/2013 12:06 AM

The best bikes I'd ever ridden did not belong to me, I absolutely fell in love with a buddy's 98 RM125, and both 98 KX250's that I was able to try. My 2000 KX250 was pretty good but not magical like the 98s.

Until I bought my 2010 Husqvarna CR125/150. Best bike I've ever ridden no question.

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3/26/2013 12:20 AM

Due to money and time I didn't have a bike from age 23 until age 27. When I got back into the sport I picked up a used 2002 YZ250. It's such a well rounded package that when I bought my next bike I kept it around. I have plans to put a big tank and a spark arrestor on it and race some off-road. My current bike is a 2010 YZ250.

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3/26/2013 1:58 AM

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97 YZ 125
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3/26/2013 2:19 AM

84 CR60 (in 88/89) was so cool being able to go fast like all my older cousins who were racing kx100's and CR125's at that time.

97 KX125 My first bike bike. Loved how the suspension was so much better than my KX100. Wasn't the best through corners but you could charge into rough sections with this bike. It didn't wallow.

2001 YZ250. Monster power (for me at that time). Made the transition to 250's a bit scary but once I got used to the power I started to fly on this thing.

2005 KTM125 Rattray Edition First time back on a 125 for a few years and this thing ripped for a 125. Put a smile on my face for 2 seasons before finally going over to the dark side (4 stroke world).


The best bike I have ridden throughout the years is between an 2009 200xc(effortless to ride) or a 2012 XC300 (effortless to go fast on). Just fantastic bikes both in their own right. In fact I think the XC300 might be next on the shopping list.

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CR250 07
KTM 200 2016 EXC (XCW)
Husqvarna TE150 2019
KX85 Supermini 2014
YCF 125 Bigy 2018

3/26/2013 2:29 AM

My 1999 RM 250, harder and higher seat, protaper and tuned rear suspension. Best bike I owned.

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3/26/2013 3:55 AM
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3/26/2013 6:13 AM

The 02-07 CR250R is god's motocross bike.

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I'm just here for the MxGeoff meltdowns.

3/26/2013 6:31 AM

I know it's not renowned as a great bike, but I loved my 84' CR250.

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3/26/2013 7:09 AM

FlickitFlat wrote:

Maybe not the best bikes I have ridden but definitely the stand out bikes for me, in each class.
1986 RM 80. This thing was a bad ass. The only thing comparable were the KX80s because the 87 KX 80 especially was pretty bad ass too.
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1989 KX 125. I had mine worked over a little and went to A and ProAm on this bike. I could honestly play with just about any bike on the track with this bike including other KX 125's. In its class and at the time, I truly had one of the fastest bikes. Flowing and riding at will with a 125 that had head shake, now that will make you a good rider.

1997 KX 250. This is my all time favorite bike of all the bikes I've owned. It was just an all around good bike with tons of power that had a thrill factor like no other. I had it well after I quit racing competitively but for a play bike, this thing was a missile and tough as a tank. ProAction gave me a set up for this thing and you could get rude air or over jump anything and just laugh at it. I swear I probably could have jumped my house and landed flat. It was amazing. It was a little bulky but it would do anything you wanted to do. Great all around bike. For me, the 97' 98' far outshined any KX up until the 04 model.
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Which I also loved the 04 KX 250. This bike just fit me. I kept the both the 97' and the 04' bikes and still ride them now and again. I have an overbore on the 04' and it is awesome.
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Always wanted one of those 97 KX 250's with the stock decals as in the pic. One of the best looking bikes ever imo.

For me, one of the best bikes I've ever owned from the pov of pure ecstasy to ride; has to be my 2004 YZ 250.

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This is the one bike I should never have got ridden off. It was a stunning machine. Sure I've owned faster bikes since but none have given me quite the same feeling of confidence on the track.

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3/26/2013 7:28 AM

nytsmaC wrote:

The best bikes I'd ever ridden did not belong to me, I absolutely fell in love with a buddy's 98 RM125, and both 98 KX250's that I was able to try. My 2000 KX250 was pretty good but not magical like the 98s.

Until I bought my 2010 Husqvarna CR125/150. Best bike I've ever ridden no question.

I spent a day on my buddy's '98 RM125 and loved that bike! I will buy one and restore it someday-it was the most fun I've ever had on a bike. Probably the highest-revving bike I've ridden, and it just felt awesome.

I also love riding my '77 CR125 and "86 CR250.

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3/26/2013 7:45 AM

pretty much any late model KX450F is very hard to fault...aside from its 450-ness, but that is a different story

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3/26/2013 7:51 AM

SwapperMX wrote:

I am too retarded to post pics, but straight off the showroom floor, the 2012 RMZ 250 is amazing. I love my Honda 450, but spent a bit on it to set it up.

x2 on the RM-Z250.

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3/26/2013 7:52 AM

I don't want to be "that guy" but my 2009 YZ250F is probably my choice of weapon in most all circumstances. Its getting an engine rebuild right now and I dialed in the levers and cleaned her all up so when I get off injury I have a race ready bike. Photo

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