Best woods bike?

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7/8/2015 3:23 PM

I was wondering what you guys feel like is the best woods bike of all time, Mine is a KDX 200(so far)

to be clear I haven't had a chance to ride a lot of woods bikes, I'm 13 so still haven't had much of a chance to ride many but I can't see how something could beat a KDX 200 but maybe it's just my riding style, I like that you can ride it like a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke, but maybe there are better bikes out there I haven't yet experienced, what are your guy's thoughts?

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7/8/2015 3:24 PM

Any KTM XC.

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7/8/2015 3:26 PM

300cc two stroke

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7/8/2015 3:28 PM

steed 2.0 wrote:

300cc two stroke

Without a doubt!

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7/8/2015 3:30 PM

Kaliub Russell smoked everyone one a 150xc last year. A 200 is a great size bike also.

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7/8/2015 3:39 PM

In my opinion? Ktm200exc. In western woods, probably the 300exc. But I'd still prefer my 200.

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7/8/2015 3:44 PM

steed 2.0 wrote:

300cc two stroke

^^^^^. With a Rekluse clutch.

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7/8/2015 3:46 PM

RMT wrote:

^^^^^. With a Rekluse clutch.

Do you know if they make a rekluse for any brand besides KTM,that seems to be the only brand I see it on.

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7/8/2015 3:55 PM

Roostermx58 wrote:

Any KTM XC.

yep. i love my 300 for the woods, but i would love to have something a little more nimble for some of the goat mountain trails i ride. a 200XC would be amazeballs

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7/8/2015 4:02 PM

Bultaco wrote:

In my opinion? Ktm200exc. In western woods, probably the 300exc. But I'd still prefer my 200.

Same here. I ride woods on a 200exc in the southeast. When I'm going slow it ain't my bike's fault.

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7/8/2015 4:13 PM

steed 2.0 wrote:

300cc two stroke

RMT wrote:

^^^^^. With a Rekluse clutch.

RCB33 wrote:

Do you know if they make a rekluse for any brand besides KTM,that seems to be the only brand I see it on.

They make a rekluse for EVERY brand...even Harley Davidsons...

I love mine on my YZ450 (CORE EXP 3.0)

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7/8/2015 4:20 PM

KTM 300 without a doubt. Should be a cheater bike it works that well. Depends on your skill/riding areas but that's my suggestion.

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7/8/2015 4:40 PM

07 cr250. Killer in the woods.

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7/8/2015 4:42 PM

How much you weigh and where the gas stations are count big time. Us woods guys go more than 30 minutes plus two.
There are union breaks though when you get older.

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In my 60’s and still loving dirt scoots up here in the frozen north.

2021 Husky 501s

7/8/2015 4:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/8/2015 4:48 PM

Do yoo evn spel morterkross

Dint think sew

Putt yer fagina onna tredmell an com bak whin yer tuf enuf

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7/8/2015 4:52 PM

Roostermx58 wrote:

Any KTM XC.

What he said. XC or XC-W, 2 Stroke

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7/8/2015 5:01 PM

I got smoked in a special test at an enduro by a guy on an XR250... Scott Summers used to rave about these bikes too. Something easy to ride is best. I would love to try a 200exc

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7/8/2015 5:03 PM

KMC440 wrote:

Do yoo evn spel morterkross

Dint think sew

Putt yer fagina onna tredmell an com bak whin yer tuf enuf

" Mortercross"??

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7/8/2015 5:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/8/2015 5:08 PM

My pops bought a new WR250F and after the YZ tune and some suspension work, I loved it for the tight singletrack and service roads. The bike stock is capable low, mid, and cruising high..but I prefer my 2010 YZ250F handling wise. The front end has a "doughy" feel IMO on the 2015. I've ridden my buddy's KTM200EXC and even for being a ten year old bike it kicks ass in the woods. Maybe I just like it because I don't get on 2 strokes that much but man..it's sick.

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7/8/2015 5:10 PM

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7/8/2015 5:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/8/2015 5:18 PM

KTM 300 XC-W

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7/8/2015 5:57 PM

My 02 kdx200 was an absolutely perfect woods bike to me. I traded it to an mx bike (97 rm250), and ive been trying to get my mx bikes to perform like the kdx ever since. Perfect eastern woods bike for a non-racing trail rider.

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7/8/2015 5:57 PM

The KDX200 is an awesome woods bike. Keep it as long as it makes you happy. I sold mine a few years ago to buy a KTM 200XC.I followed popular internet opinion to go for an XC model. Big mistake. Suspension was to harsh for real trail work. I have ridden some XCW's/EXC's since and they offer a plusher ride on rocks, roots, braking and acceleration chop. The KTM had a great motor, but I missed my KDX when the trails got real gnarly. Sooo easy to ride.
Don't be in a rush to get rid of it!

I wish they would bring it back, MSRP of $4499 back in 2005. Good times, good times.

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7/8/2015 6:02 PM

A good friend of mine rode KDX200's for many years. Enduros, desert races, Six Days....he did them all. One of those "best bikes ever". Good choice.

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7/8/2015 6:11 PM

I ride a 250xc but like a couple other guys mentioned, a 200xc would be the perfect choice IMO. Unless you have a lot of open area like desert stuff then you don't need a million HP for trails. All that does is force you into more errors and wear you out.

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7/8/2015 6:28 PM

Stick that kdx motor in a kx125 frame...ultimate play bike?

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7/8/2015 6:38 PM

The Sneak wrote:

Stick that kdx motor in a kx125 frame...ultimate play bike?

Yep. Those hybrids are literally perfect bikes. Kawasaki couldve made a mint making hybrids to sell.

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7/8/2015 6:40 PM

Kdx 220 with a PC pipe and the rb carb and head mod...Photo

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7/8/2015 6:52 PM

Clearly one of these babies...the Rokon RT340
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7/8/2015 6:52 PM

Yz144, super light weight and handles amazing.

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