xr 650 good in the woods?

3 replies to this topic
  • rm125rider

Posted August 11, 2001 - 12:06 PM


is the xr650 any good in the woods? also whats about the top speed on it stock? if this is not any good in the woods what would you recemend 2 stroke or 4 either or other than an xr what would be good? thanx

  • Matt96xr6

Posted August 12, 2001 - 07:30 AM


Woods and top speed dont really mix! But 95-105 depending on the gearing.

Any bike can be good in the woods if setup properly. Take Scott Summers for example on the xr6 adn xr650. But he is a big guy and strong.

I like the xr6 in the woods, when it gets really tight it is a challenge for sure! Glad I weightlift a lot.

Really for woods, a 4 stroke is better becuase of the more tractible power and heavier flywheel. You can add weight to a 2 stroke flywheel and that will help.

Ideally for tight tight woods all the time, the xr250 is a good choice or other 250-300cc bike. They are light, nimble and have enough power with a 6 speed to still give you good top end.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • XR_600_Maniac

Posted August 21, 2001 - 12:45 PM


I have an XR 600 2000 bike has awsome power in the woods up monster hill rocky or not the power is there its is definatly a heavy bike I am about 225 and it is perfect cut the bars alittle and you off.

  • Canuck

Posted August 24, 2001 - 09:48 PM


If you you want massive power, the xr is it. Depending on your size you may want something lighter. Go for the WR 250f, you will not be disappointed

Related Content


Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.