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8/26/2017 12:42 AM

I've always been on the four-stroke bandwagon. I still am; I love my 350. But as the majority of my riding is tight and technical, I decided to get a 250 for the weight, and its ease of getting the front wheel up (something I struggled with on the 350 due to the softer bottom and front end weight).

Things I'll miss on the 350 is the traction, stability through rocks, and the ridiculously good fuel range.

I look forward to trying it out tomorrow; I haven't tried this newer model yet with the counter balancer, only the 14-16 models.

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James = #7. Malcolm = #27
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Stewart return confirmed!

8/26/2017 1:23 AM

Congrats mate! Cant go wrong with those two in the garage.

Please give us a ride report (comparison). cool

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I blame Honda.

8/26/2017 3:11 AM

Beauty!

Im very envious. smile

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

8/26/2017 3:33 AM

Nice ride man!

I've only rode a 300 a few times but it may have gave you a little of the best of both worlds? I put a question mark because I could be wrong about that and you also may love the 250. the top Enduro guys seem to like them though.

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8/26/2017 3:33 AM

Awesome Bike... Good Luck

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8/26/2017 4:40 AM

Man those are good looking bikes. Congrats best of both worlds. I just did the same but added a 350 to my 250sx.

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8/26/2017 4:53 AM

XC W? Nice

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8/26/2017 8:20 AM

Isn't the 250 only 1kg lighter than the 350?

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8/26/2017 9:39 AM

Nice change from "My wallet talked today"
Very Nice ride!

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8/26/2017 12:45 PM

Lucky bastard. I would have gone the 300 as it has a bit more off the bottom pulling power which makes it smoother IMO. Still, you're going to smil'in pretty hard on that thing

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8/26/2017 2:56 PM

Your truck has horns?

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

8/27/2017 3:42 AM

So, I went on a ride to run it in today. Unfortunately my brother didn't come along so I couldn't compare to his 16 model back to back. It definitely felt smooth as hell though. After the first hour of running, the engine seemed to liven up a bit. Seems to make some great power. I like the lack of engine braking, and the bike can crawl at really low speeds without compression locking like the 4 strokes do.
The bike felt alot better over erosion mounds than my 350 and braked alot quicker. For some reason, although they have the same wheelbase, the 250 felt a lot shorter in length. This made it very nimble in turns and going down descents. However, I felt a bit uncomfortable going up rough hills, probably because it felt like the front might suddenly flip back. I still need to adapt to the balance of the bike really.


Plugga - "Congrats mate! Cant go wrong with those two in the garage." Unfortunately I wont be keeping the 350 sad

MohMoto14 - "I've only rode a 300 a few times but it may have gave you a little of the best of both worlds? I put a question mark because I could be wrong about that and you also may love the 250. the top Enduro guys seem to like them though." I was wanting something a bit more revvy really.

Swann - "Isn't the 250 only 1kg lighter than the 350?" That maybe so, but strangely it's lighter to lift and push, and definitely feels alot lighter when riding.


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James = #7. Malcolm = #27
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Stewart return confirmed!

8/27/2017 4:22 AM

Nice buy sure you will love it once you adjust to two stroke life smile

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