First ride report back to back crf and rmz
Posted 22 January 2005 - 01:18 PM
FREAGIN GREAT!!! lol
I absolutley love the motor.. 4 speed is awsome..Parts of the track that on my crf I would rail corners in second I can go third with no clutch on the rmz and it pulls hard and smooth.. I was seat bouncing the triple /triple section on the rmz (stock suspension) and I am 230lbs vet int.
It corners like a 250f.. very light feel.. I was going through mud ruts in the turns with no problem in staying in them.. I cant say enough about the motor.. I was a bit scared of my purchase at first because hondas have great motor's but honestly this motor is better all around. Great torque, mid to top is really good..
Jumping the bike was great, took me about 3 laps on it and I was hitting everything on the track no problem, after riding it I think I will save the cash and just put heavy springs (on order) and adjust the oil hieght and I should be good to go. I am so pumped on this bike, I bought a 05' yz 250 two stroke and was dissapointed after having it for a month I sold it and was going to wait for the kxf 450 but decided to go with the zook and I am very happy to say the least.
Overall the bike in my eyes handles, jumps, corners better than the crf.. Thats my opinion and others may dissagree but I think after you guys ride the bike you will see that im not BS'ing anyone... The bike flat out rips.
On a scale from 1-10 I give it a 15 The crf is now for sale with no hard feelings
Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:19 PM
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Posted 22 January 2005 - 05:55 PM
The only things that give me some major hesitation is the inevitable first year bugs that will surface later in the season. I am not saying they will be anything major, but they always seem to be there (like last year's debut of the CRF250--thin cylinder skirts that were breaking--now addressed in the '05 model). And Suzuki has not always been renowned for their fit and finish--nothing major mind you, but little thing that add up (bolts, etc.).
Since price is comparable, I wonder if the Suzuki would retain as much value as the Honda when sale time came around also.
I cannot say that I am not somewhat tempted though--particularly with all the good reports I am hearing about this Suzuki engine. And there is nothing like good old school yellow that says motocross to my heart more .
Thanks for your ride report, I can't wait to read even more. :thumb
Posted 22 January 2005 - 07:06 PM
The 05' crf is a great bike no doubt , my uncle has one and I ride it sometimes, I honestly can say that the zook is as good if not better...(i say better) What ever you get good luck and have fun
Posted 22 January 2005 - 08:26 PM
Thanks for the write up hoss!
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 03:12 PM
The 05 crf is much better than the 04 crf.. Handling, cornering, motor ect..Ive been riding honda for the past 10 years with a few others mixed in so I can say I am a big honda fan. Like I said before I have nothing bad to say about hondas..There great bikes..But I will say that suzuki has come out with a bike that does not lack in any area imo, I love the 4 speed tranny on the track, suspension wise its good but will be much better once I get my springs and adjust the oil height.. Anybody can go fast on a straight away but in mx your corner speed has alot to do with it.. Compared to my 04'crf that was completely modified and set up for me the zook has it beat in cornering in a big way... Just like bikewriter says all 450's are good and once you have them set up for you there even better..Good luck with your purchase what ever ya get you can't go wrong