If You DIDN’T own a KTM/Husky, which Brand would you own?

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6/12/2019 4:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2019 4:48 AM

Curious for the orange / white devotees if KTM and Husky were no longer a viable option, what would your second choice be & why? Ergos, power delivery, reliability, tracking, etc...

If you DIDN’T own a KTM/Husky, what brand bike would you have?

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6/12/2019 5:00 AM

From my experience in forum here my gut tells me only acceptable answer is Maico.

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6/12/2019 5:08 AM

With the improvements to the YZF, I think I would go that direction. But they are all so good now.

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6/12/2019 5:48 AM

Suzuki's are the Japanese king of handling. That made my decision on what bike I would ride because to me- handling>power/technology

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6/12/2019 6:01 AM

TM no contest

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6/12/2019 6:42 AM

I don't own a KTM, but I have 2 Suzuki 2 strokes collecting dust, and an Alta. I chose ebike because it's seriously the best bike I've ever ridden after suspension work. I don't ride desert, or long woods loops, so it's perfect for me.

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6/12/2019 6:55 AM

Why either or?
TC250 and YZ250 for me. Can't decide which one I like more so I have to keep both. The YZ needs less care definitely

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6/12/2019 7:01 AM

The people who picked Other Euro and E bike need help

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6/12/2019 8:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2019 8:23 AM


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6/12/2019 8:42 AM

There are not really any E-bike out other than KTM now right?

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6/12/2019 8:58 AM

toostroke wrote:

The people who picked Other Euro and E bike need help

I rode KTM and Yamaha for years. And i own a GasGas 300 smoker now and really love that bike. Handles great and alot of power. Especially bottom power

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6/12/2019 9:00 AM

Rode a lot of bikes, never owned anything else than KTMs and Hondas.
Guess these are the ones I feel right at home on.
And for most models, I liked their looks.

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6/12/2019 9:22 AM

My local Yamaha dealer has the best support going. A mom and pop type shop that rides and races, supports local series, has a shop you can see people working in. Just nice people.
The shop I bought my Husky from was the same, been around 40 years but ended up closing due to a lack of family interest.

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6/12/2019 9:32 AM

Since I'm on 2 strokes , it would most likely be Yamaha or TM. Probably the TM to be honest , as I really dig those bikes and the reviews of them.

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6/12/2019 9:49 AM

GasGas XC 300

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6/12/2019 10:58 AM

I ride a TX300 so if I had to jump brands it would be a Sherco or Beta 300

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6/12/2019 11:09 AM

I ride a 125 and my next bike is going to be a new 125cc. So that would be a tm or a yamaha

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6/12/2019 11:13 AM

How in the hell is Yamaha leading? 95% of Yamaha hating threads are started by KTM owners

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6/12/2019 1:07 PM

I voted Suzuki and then looked at the thread and have to agree that TM would be the say to go. The 300 2 stroke would be sweet!

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6/12/2019 1:18 PM

Kawasaki or Honda on the track.

Yamaha, Beta, or Gas Gas in the woods.

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6/12/2019 2:50 PM

GODZILLA wrote:

Rode a lot of bikes, never owned anything else than KTMs and Hondas.
Guess these are the ones I feel right at home on.
And for most models, I liked their looks.

Ha, 2 guys voted against my post...
Crappy yellow turd owners with sore arses, I guess.

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6/12/2019 2:59 PM

GODZILLA wrote:

Ha, 2 guys voted against my post...
Crappy yellow turd owners with sore arses, I guess.

Says the guy that’s never even owned one. I don’t ride a Suzuki but I down voted you because you’re childish and your comments are pointless.

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6/12/2019 3:02 PM

Beta 200

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6/12/2019 3:05 PM

Goon126 wrote:

How in the hell is Yamaha leading? 95% of Yamaha hating threads are started by KTM owners

Simple, Yamaha still make 2 strokes, a lot of KTM/Husky owners here own them, so naturally they would go Yamaha, so no surprise they lead the poll....if the poll was what 4 stroke would you buy then the poll might be completely different

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6/12/2019 3:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2019 3:48 PM

GODZILLA wrote:

Ha, 2 guys voted against my post...
Crappy yellow turd owners with sore arses, I guess.

You know what the only thing worse than brand whores are? Brand haters.

You haven’t posted a single constructive comment in your entire time here

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6/12/2019 4:25 PM

Yamaha's have a good rep for their SSS suspension and strong motors. Zuke 450s for handling and price. Honda's for build quality and resale, and Kawi's for I don't know, being bright green. They do win a lot of titles.
I guess I would vote Yamaha based on their 250f being such a great all around package.

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6/12/2019 4:41 PM

Goon126 wrote:

How in the hell is Yamaha leading? 95% of Yamaha hating threads are started by KTM owners

Because I ride off-road as much as MX and prefer 2-strokes. If I can't have a KTM/Husky, then it's gonna be a YZ125 or YZ250.

I voted Kawasaki, though because I get along really well them and I MIGHT try to convert a KX250F to off-road but... no... I'd probably just go buy a YZ250X and be done with it.

GasGas looks great, too. They're high on the list, too, EXCEPT.... that YZ250X....

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6/12/2019 5:06 PM

Kinda astonished by all the downvoting and brand hate to what is really just a personal preference inquiry around what riders would choose - for themselves - to replace what appears to be the most popular brand(s) today. Some of the lamer people on Vital need to:
A) Get Laid
Go Ride
C) Drink more
D) All of the above, in that order

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6/12/2019 6:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2019 7:15 PM

I own a Husky simply because I’m old, tired and wanted a 350. It was cheaper than any KTM that I could find at that time and I think it’s cooler than the KTMs. If I were in the market for a new 450 I would save 2-3k and buy a new Zook. At my age and skill level, I’m slow no matter what I ride so I may as well ride the cheap shit and leave money in the bank.

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6/12/2019 7:56 PM

Mr. Afterbar wrote:

Says the guy that’s never even owned one. I don’t ride a Suzuki but I down voted you because you’re childish and your comments are pointless.

STFU..

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