yet another which bike question
Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:30 PM
thanks for your help
Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:56 PM
But you said 'NEW' bike so..
Personally i like 2 strokes, but this is a 4 stroke forum. The CRF will definately haul you around no problem, my friends TTR-230 does a good job at moving me around but you will probably outgrow the speed of it in the first couple of rides if you have any skill at all, If your a serious speed freak id be looking at 450's (or a big bore 2 stroke)
Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:57 PM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:19 PM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:59 PM
The downside would be people not wanting a 400 when you go to sell the bike.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:00 PM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:56 PM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:41 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:36 AM
X is better for trails, a few horses less than the R, and weighs more cause of push start and lights. there not that different, same top speed, r just gets there a tiny bit quicker. if your not gonna race, get the x.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 04:17 AM
mayby a RMZ or CRF or YZF
Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:58 PM
Personally, I'd consider the KTM 450 EXC, Honda CRF450X or Yamaha WR450F, with a nod toward the KTM for it's 6-speed and ease of maintenance, not to mention it's out-of-the-box quality components.
For real ease of maintenance, the DR-Z and XR 400s are great.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:56 PM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:30 AM
teach you a lot
cost you money for the shop to maintain it
cause you dramas
cost you sh@# loads in repairs after it breaks down
as for power yes a 250f will be great but i dont think it will be suitable for someone with little experience with maintenence etc. And if you realy did want a 250f i wouldnt get anything but a wr250f they are just like a yz250f but are much more maintainence friendly (thats y i got 1)
i would thereby recomend something like a XR,DRZ,KLX 400 because (although a lil heavier and more trailbike than race bike) they have a little more go than a 250f and have heaps more torque which suits a relativeley new rider because they are soooo easy to ride unlike a 250f whick requires a little skill to ride effectiveley, and the 400s are VERY friendly to the owner because they cost less to buy, require little more than air filter cleaning and oil changes at apropriate intervals and therefore are a lot cheaper to own and maintain. And because of the versatility, and all around owner/rider friendlyness i would definateley say you should get a xr,drz or klx 400
hope you make a good decision and dont go buying something if you do not fully understand what you are getting into as for maintainence etc.
good luck with your choice
Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:20 AM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:34 AM
Regular oil changes and valve adjustments are the key to making a XR last - and it *will* last a long time.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 08:16 AM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:13 AM