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11/24/2017 1:19 PM

A few of my riding buddies were talking about this last week. Would you rather have a 10 year old factory race bike, or a brand new production bike of the same size(450 & 450)? What about a 5 year old factory bike vs a new from the dealership bike?? Im sure it all depends, but keeping only performance in mind, I think even a 10 year old same type race bike would be at least as good as a new variant.

What are the other opinions?

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11/24/2017 1:21 PM

ZXMustang wrote:

A few of my riding buddies were talking about this last week. Would you rather have a 10 year old factory race bike, or a brand new production bike of the same size(450 & 450)? What about a 5 year old factory bike vs a new from the dealership bike?? Im sure it all depends, but keeping only performance in mind, I think even a 10 year old same type race bike would be at least as good as a new variant.

What are the other opinions?

Lets also assume that the race bike was brand new. Not thrashed and still dripping in mud. But freshly put together in the pits and ready for you to take home. Same with the production bike.

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11/24/2017 1:33 PM

1000cc or 450cc?

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11/24/2017 1:34 PM

Just having a factory bike without being setup exactly for you I can't imagine being that good. Suspension components will only do so much if not tuned to track and rider.

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11/24/2017 2:47 PM

I will take a factory 2008 YZ250 please and thank you.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

11/24/2017 2:50 PM

Id take an older factory bike. I ride an 09 kx450 and still don’t ring it out like a 125. I dont see how a new one with even more power will change that. Plus on a factory bike you already get all the goodies.

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

11/24/2017 3:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/24/2017 3:25 PM

I would take rc 05-06 rm bike, mc 94-96 Honda, or a lammy era Honda 125

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11/24/2017 3:31 PM

Doug Henry’s ‘93 CR125

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11/24/2017 4:02 PM

I'm pretty sure I'd go faster on a new stock bike that is set up, but no one's going to walk over to my pits and drool over a new stock bike though. I'll take a new stock bike. What you gonna do when that works transmission that is built to last for a race or two grenades???? Call factory honda and see if they ll make you some more hand machined parts?

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11/24/2017 4:07 PM

New stock bike of my choice

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

11/24/2017 4:13 PM

I'd be cool with a factory SR125 engine

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11/24/2017 4:19 PM

If it is a one or the other choice, Neither if Four stroke.
From the above guy who postedI would take rc 05-06 rm bike, mc 94-96 Honda, or a lammy era Honda 125 That, Or Ron Lechiens 224 YZ.

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11/24/2017 4:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/24/2017 4:33 PM

83-86 RC250 or 500. The pinnacle of factory trickness!

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You kids get off my lawn!

2013 KTM450 Factory Edition
Projects......lots of projects!

11/24/2017 4:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/24/2017 4:33 PM

80 440 maico or 89 560 atk. don't need no water cooling or fuel injection ...

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11/24/2017 5:41 PM

I kind of like having a works bike or two around the house at all times.wink

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11/24/2017 7:03 PM

I would take the original 04 YZ Reedy replicated.

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11/24/2017 7:05 PM

I would take a new one. Factory bike would feel stiff As hell to me.

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11/24/2017 7:17 PM

Four strokes have evolved so much, I don't think I'd want any of the works 450's over a new 220lb fuel injected, electric start wonder bikes from KTM or Husqvarna. But, if I could have one of the last works 2 strokes, I'd definitely choose that. Reed's last yz, Jeremy's last CR, or Pastranas last RM (I'm 6'3" so RC's is out) or Bubba's KX. Those bikes are bikes I would love to own and ride.

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11/24/2017 8:24 PM

calcoast wrote:

I would take the original 04 YZ Reedy replicated.

Me too! 2004 Yamaha YZ 250.

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I also would need a 125 so Metty's 2005 Yamaha of Troy YZ 125.

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11/25/2017 7:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/25/2017 7:03 AM

I would like a factory, but the spare parts is a problem with so many special pieces,

I do not know what the rider was called that way around in the 80s I think, he won one when they were still raffling the factory bikes among the participants of a race who asked to buy it, and of course after that, the factories pressed and no longer became more raffles, because they could not be bought anymore. I think that guy took an Honda factory at the price of a normal one.

So if it was so I could get a factory or a normal one, I would ask for the Honda CR500 1984 from Malherbe for example hahaha
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11/25/2017 7:19 AM

Based on my skill level, I'll take a 2018 with electric start because all the bells and whistles that come on a Factory bike won't do squat for me in terms of making me faster. The bike (any bike) isn't holding me back. My problem is too much LOFT. Lack Of Fucking Talent

Same can be said for my golf game.

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11/25/2017 7:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/25/2017 7:26 AM

Ok...i would go with a full factory bike if it was within the last five years over stock. The 2013 Honda CRF450R would be my nbike of choice. 10 years? The novalty of it would be cool but around that ooint i think production goes beyond..

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11/25/2017 11:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/25/2017 11:06 AM

I would rather a brand new current '18. Its gonna be plenty for me in stock form.

But reality, my 99 YZ125 is plenty for me right now.

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11/25/2017 11:22 AM

KTM stroke the 150 and make it a 175. Then add some blue plastic sort of like the 1997.5 special edition 200
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11/25/2017 1:04 PM

It was Tripes' bike ruy. Me? I'd take the works bike with a crew and a stream of never ending works parts. A different one than this though. Apparently, John Roeder didn't score the trickest works bike in existence.

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11/25/2017 1:33 PM

I hate these thread titles that are like "Would you?". Ive never seen another forum that does this.

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11/25/2017 1:39 PM

Alta

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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

11/25/2017 2:03 PM

I'll take a factory kx125.

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11/25/2017 2:21 PM

Depends if your talking speed or enjoyment, if you want speed it's the modern 450 all day every day, if you want a bit of enjoyment the old factory machine.

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11/25/2017 2:25 PM

2 stroke, mc Honda, rc s Zook. 450 Rv kawy. 250f factory go Ktm.

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