Best Handling bike you've ridden?

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11/12/2008 6:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2016 9:11 PM

For those of us who ride, what has been the best cornering and suspended bike you have ridden, not including the power department.

A few weeks ago I raced a buddies '05 RM250, man I LOVE that thing. I forgot how forgiving steel frames are. the thing cornered like a dream and the suspension was awesome, all stock, I didn't even set the sag. It could flat track and rail berms and ruts, it was a little twitchy compared to my hondas but I felt compfortable with it getting a little excited, since it was so nimble I could just ride real relaxed. Getting that thing to go anywhere was a little troubling, I guess slow bikes handle well.

11/12/2008 6:21 PM

my 76 maico aw250 was da shit. wheelsmith BP engine and faster n shit.

11/12/2008 6:27 PM

83 factory RM 125. Rode an 84 but it was a pig.

11/12/2008 6:37 PM

My 2005 RM250

"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

11/12/2008 6:39 PM

Best turning bike I rode was 04-05 RM125
best suspention is my current 08 YZ450F
Bike that does everything well but not the best any any one thing..KTM 144

11/12/2008 6:42 PM

06 CRF 50.

I miss

11/12/2008 6:46 PM

Best, 2007 CRF250R

Worst, the 2007 CRF450R, I rode at the Vet., Championships !

Without the following support, my race program would not be worthy:


11/12/2008 7:00 PM

1. I know this sounds preposterous and bamboozling, but my ol' 87 Honda 250 was a

plush and pleasant ride.

2. My '08 KXF Too-Fiddy - She's just bitchin'.....

3. Dan Poole's '05 CRF450 - Dan just knows how to make adjustments.....

and he hates heavy boots - says you can feel the boots auto-rotating - while you wreck..

11/12/2008 7:43 PM

Don't laugh now but the best handling bike I ever rode in tight woods was a PUCH.

11/12/2008 7:46 PM

97 CR250

11/12/2008 7:49 PM

I really think my '07 CR500AF is the best handling bike I ever had. My 125 Rickman/Zundapp handled great but had so little power it almost HAD to handle good. My new 500 isn't like that - it handles great and it's downright brisk in the power department.

11/12/2008 7:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2016 9:12 PM

94 yz 250 enzo susp
08 crf 450 RG3

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11/12/2008 7:51 PM

1975 KX 250, my first 250, I loved that bike, next 1978 YZ 125, most fun I ever had racing, I raced open money with 250's and open class bikes and beat most

11/12/2008 7:51 PM

2000 RM 125, best 125 I ever rode.
The 2004 YZF 250, was able to throw that bike all around.

Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

11/12/2008 8:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2016 9:12 PM

Sounds like the normal 2stroke fun ride to me!!!!

Also looks like you are tryin to ripp the throttle offff!! NICE

11/12/2008 8:14 PM

My RM 250, I only wish I would have ridden these four or 5 year ago. Better late than never.

You can't spell crap without rap.

11/12/2008 8:26 PM

Late model YZ125.
Late model RM250.

11/12/2008 8:28 PM

1990 YZ 250. Best handler I ever raced.
Older bike wise, my '78 250 Pursang and '79 Maico 250 Mag were darn good handlers.

11/12/2008 8:48 PM

Late model RM250 for sure. No contest!

11/12/2008 9:21 PM

Junior R- (crf150R chassis /CRF250R engine)
but as a mini bike, it should handle great..

normal sized bikes- 08 CR500AF

sam- down right *brisk*,,,LOL i like that description..

as far as the original poster 05 RM250..
i agree great handling bikes. i diffinantly like them..
( not so much the motor though ,its kind of utilitarian..)

11/12/2008 9:29 PM

Factoryphoto wrote:

94 yz 250 enzo susp
08 crf 450 RG3

What class?

11/12/2008 9:51 PM

I think I am going to hold out for an '09 CR500AF.

11/12/2008 9:55 PM

they are ready,..when you want one?

11/12/2008 10:24 PM

1981 rm 125

11/12/2008 10:48 PM

mxpimp wrote:

97 CR250

lmao...your kidding right? that was the biggest piece of shit, tuning fork honda ever produced.

i'll say 98/99 yz 250's were unreal.

Don't hate the Stew bros!

11/12/2008 11:08 PM

mxpimp wrote:

97 CR250

hammertime wrote:

lmao...your kidding right? that was the biggest piece of shit, tuning fork honda ever produced.

i'll say 98/99 yz 250's were unreal.

Thank god someone sees the light. I mentioned this bike in another post.

Stiff, headshaking piece of shit. I used to end up on my ass asking myself 'what did I do wrong?'

98/99 YZ's were good 98/99 YZF's weren't.

Maybe mxpimp never let the clutch out?

Disclaimer - The above post is my opinion which may or may not be appropriate, relevant or accurate.

11/12/2008 11:28 PM

93 RM125

It went like stink too.

Empty a bag of skittles into the toilet and then flush. It's like watching a five second long nascar race.

11/12/2008 11:42 PM

my 05 RMZ450

11/13/2008 1:26 AM

94 RM125.

RMs TURN! Just look that way and it goes there. Wicked handling and suspension.

Too bad the rest of it was a bucket of bolts.

11/13/2008 2:07 AM

CR 125 2002