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MPJC MPJC
11/10/2017 9:35 AM

Very curious result. The Husky won, which in itself isn't odd, but what does seem odd is the following comparison to the KTM:

"In the past, the Husqvarna has always rated behind its orange brother, but in this year's comparison, the FC 250 had a snappier feel with better throttle response and mid-range feel, while at the same time revving to the moon and still making great power up top."

This goes against everything I've ever heard about how the Husky compares to the KTM. I wonder why they ended up feeling something so different than what has been typical?

https://motocross.transworld.net/news/2018-transworld-motocross-250-mx-shootout/

Current rides: 2021 TM 144

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Bruce372 Bruce372
11/10/2017 11:19 AM

Maybe their side panel was loose. That's all it needs.

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mxb2 mxb2
11/10/2017 11:23 AM

All great bikes., Even the Rmz.

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MPJC MPJC
11/10/2017 12:10 PM
Bruce372 wrote:

Maybe their side panel was ...more

I'd think that would make it equal to the KTM, not better.

Current rides: 2021 TM 144

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Xeno Xeno
11/10/2017 12:12 PM

MXA should have trademarked the phrase "revving to the moon" years ago.

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c0ncEpT c0ncEpT
11/10/2017 12:36 PM

Different people feel different things? These Shootouts are opinion based not science.

Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Yeti SB130LR.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

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AHRMA361 AHRMA361
11/10/2017 1:00 PM

Shhh...It's the ECU

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OneWordResponseGuy OneWordResponseGuy
11/10/2017 1:04 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

"...Even the Rmz"

Not???????

Not much to say to Vitards.

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nytsmaC nytsmaC
11/10/2017 1:24 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

"...Even the Rmz"

...more

It’s true, it wasn’t that long ago when it won the shootouts. It didn’t go from a winner to a complete pile of shit in 5 years. At least one guy thought it was better than the Kawi, which proves it’s still competitive despite being essentially unchanged for a long time now. The other bikes have been radically changed and it still holds it’s own.

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Jrewing Jrewing
11/10/2017 1:40 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

"...Even the Rmz"

...more

nytsmaC wrote:

It’s true, it wasn’t that ...more

Justin hill on pulp said it was the best handling bike and was happy to be on it.

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b_kowalsk b_kowalsk
11/10/2017 1:40 PM

Definitely the ECU

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305FC250 305FC250
11/10/2017 3:10 PM

The inconsistent results in the shootouts just shows that the results are not something to hold in high regard. I'd put some stock in the Suzuki and Kawasaki always being at the bottom but with the other brands just pick what suits you...

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seth505 seth505
11/10/2017 5:12 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

Some people think I'm crazy when I say I'd consider an RMZ if I was in the market for a 250f. I would, especially for several thousand less than the other bikes OTD.

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BobPA BobPA
11/10/2017 6:25 PM
Jrewing wrote:

Justin hill on pulp said ...more

Fairly typical behavior when Mr. Suzuki signs your paycheck.

Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

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Bruce372 Bruce372
11/10/2017 6:28 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

seth505 wrote:

Some people think I'm ...more

Suzukis are great until you try to sell them. Shame since I've had 5 of them and they are great bikes

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MotoMaverick989 MotoMaverick989
11/10/2017 6:45 PM

I rode a buddy’s 2017 RMZ 250 with a 290 kit, ignition, exhaust etc and was blown away. Even with the suspension in stock form (Enzo’d out now) it was awesome! So much fun and handled so good. Only downfalls were the need to be short shifted and massive engine braking. I think the owner is going to be gearing it taller soon.

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mxb2 mxb2
11/10/2017 7:18 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

"...Even the Rmz"

...more

That Rmz is good enough for 90% in the world stock. A fast rider goes fast.

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CarlinoJoeVideo CarlinoJoeVideo
11/10/2017 7:22 PM

The TWS shootout proves to me how good the top 4 bikes are. Just a matter of opinion, riding style and feel you like.

Like stated above, everyone should take the bike opinions as simple advice not words to live by. I would be surprised if Keefer Tested shoot has different results also.

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Snapper Snapper
11/11/2017 1:43 AM
mxb2 wrote:

That Rmz is good enough ...more

You're not wrong, a great bike for the majority of riders.

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plowboy plowboy
11/11/2017 10:55 AM

I don't think I'm wrong in saying that there isn't a "bad" bike sold these days. The majority of folks will never ride a modern bike to IT'S potential. Our skill level will hit the limit before the bike does. If you are one of those rare birds that needs more power and modified suspension...my hats off to you. A KTM 450 really is the equivalent of buying a Ferrari or AMG. Money can make it even faster but.....

If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

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ATKpilot99 ATKpilot99
11/11/2017 2:55 PM
mxb2 wrote:

All great bikes., Even the ...more

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

"...Even the Rmz"

...more

mxb2 wrote:

That Rmz is good enough ...more

No question . The average weekend warrior won't push any of the bikes to their limits . Pick your color and go.

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Richard Tease II Richard Tease II
11/11/2017 3:03 PM

These bikes are supplied by the manufacturers right? So do we know the factory have hopped them up a bit? Do the testers even know?
They should get the bikes from a dealer with the manufacturer replacing a new bike back to the dealer who isn't notified until the procurement takes place.
Straight stock of the showroom floor.
Only run tyres identical to each other.

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Indy mxer Indy mxer
11/11/2017 4:54 PM
OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

"...Even the Rmz"

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mxb2 wrote:

That Rmz is good enough ...more

ATKpilot99 wrote:

No question . The average ...more

Exactly. They're all good. But yes some are better.

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