Best 250F cornering bikes ?

mike44
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10/20/2022 5:14am
Which 250F corner the best in tight turn ?
Around my place it s full of very small track with a lot of tigh turns....
I ve tried the 250sxf (2022), and felt it not so good on the tight section (Rought engine at low RPM, and you need to really put weight on the front end if you want to turn)...
I read all the shootout but it's not so clear which bike turn better (except for Honda).
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AH387
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10/20/2022 5:31am
If you are talking which bike corners the tightest, with ease, then probably Honda or Suzuki. That being said, it's really not hard to corner any modern 250F, so I would still look at the big picture when you make your selection.
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10/20/2022 8:14am
Was looking for the same thing last year and it is hard to tell because the 2022 honda seems the sharpest to turn but if the track is rough the rigid frame of the honda makes it hard to settle before a rough corner entry so then it is not the best cornering bike...hard to tell i would love to try every 250f back to back in order to chose.

Mxengineer1 does some videos back to back on youtube, he tried last time a 25 crf 2022, 250 yzf 2022 and a 250 sxf 2023 (the new frame), he said at the end the best was the 2023 sxf and his friends said the same, but the 2023 ktm doesn't seem to be a loved bike through the different reviews out there, so it is confusing...
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Hudd_421
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10/20/2022 8:19am
I think the Austrian bikes turn awesome especially in the tight stuff. Technique is more important than any bike.
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10/20/2022 8:30am
The yzf turns incredibly well considering how stable it is.
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fourfourone
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10/20/2022 8:40am
All the brands handle well.

Small tight turns are more technique dependent than bike dependent.
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R VanKamp77
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10/20/2022 8:50am
If you want low end bark and razor handling Suzuki is your bike.
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thorns
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10/20/2022 11:18am
RMZ, then perhaps the FC250
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Toby259
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10/20/2022 11:51am Edited Date/Time 10/20/2022 11:53am
be careful when comparing different bikes back to back - a lot of the handling depends on the sag, spring rates and other settings (fork tube height in clamps, tires, rear axle position, bar bend and position, etc). I have ridden a bunch of my friend's bikes and depending on their setup, 2 identical bikes can feel very different in cornering and stability.
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Leeham
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10/20/2022 2:00pm
Not sure why you are creating a thread to ask this when you have already been told this in other threads.

The Honda is probably your best bet. Its more bottom than the KTM and corners a little bit *easier*. That being said, they all corner just fine. No bike is gonna just drive itself and all require some input to corner tight.
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