which 200 off road better?
Posted May 15, 2001 - 04:11 AM
I am swayed to the Honda myself, but am open to opinions based upon experience w/ either of these two machines.
'99 WZ with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action (and then fixed by me), OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, carb mods by Jim Dean, Andy in OZ, & Sir "Taffy" from Jolly Old England, AMA, NESC.
Posted May 15, 2001 - 04:41 AM
Posted May 15, 2001 - 05:58 AM
We already have a Z50 minitrail Honda.
Posted May 15, 2001 - 06:09 AM
Posted May 15, 2001 - 06:56 AM
Check out the Women's Forum on dirtrider.net - lot's of good info. Specifically - go to Kalitude.com It's a DRN members page specifically for women.
Posted May 15, 2001 - 07:44 AM
The xt/ttr-225 has about 40# on the xr. My wife is absolutly in love with her xr 200. She rode both and went for the xr because of weight (I was pushing for the E-button,disc brake). My daughter is now riding an xr 200(instead of the YZ 125), because of some foot surgery and is pretty happy as well. The only downside is top speed if Dual Sported ~55mph.
Posted May 15, 2001 - 10:51 AM
Kali (creator of Kalitude.com) originally bought a TTR-225 and sold it to buy a TT125L. The 225 was too heavy & tall for her.
Posted May 15, 2001 - 11:31 AM
[This message has been edited by John H (edited 05-15-2001).]
Posted May 15, 2001 - 02:05 PM
Once you go to the 250's you are generally looking at a larger frame and the power is seldom an advantage for a smaller less agressive rider. Jos rides a BMW R 100 GS PD on dirt roads and has trouble adapting to the different style needed for my WR. I suspect that the riding style your wife learns will have more to do with the choise of an optimal bike.
Posted May 17, 2001 - 05:04 AM
Posted May 17, 2001 - 05:18 AM
Posted May 20, 2001 - 11:53 AM
In the end I recked it when I hit a tree at 50mph. Its no &%$#@! of a bike!!