XR250R Best Dirt Bike ever made
Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:23 AM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:32 AM
It is certainly an excellent bike, and vastly under rated by most. I'm not nearly a good enough rider to "out ride" my xr250.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:53 AM
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:31 AM
Because of the lighter weight and the fact that the engine revs faster the 250 does seem to intially out accelerate the 400.
I was all set to buy a CRF250X and keep my 400 but now I am seriously thinking of getting an XR250 96 or newer.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:32 AM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:21 PM
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:05 AM
Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:19 AM
But for me, the XR600 was the best all-round XR ever made, it had good low and high speed handling, was well suspended had excellent power delivery. In OZ it was THE bike that was used for anything, from trail/road riding to enduro and grass track racing (with some success) to the Australian Safari where it won 12 out of 15 years of the event during its model run. With all this, like most XR's it was as reliable as an axe and had very little to break when crashed. A very complete dirtbike.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:24 AM
This is all why - when I found a non current new 2004 XR250R, I could not pass it up, it's light (compared to the 650L) and a dedicated dirt bike. All that it needed was to be uncorked, as stock it is pathetic. Simple rejetting, filter and air box mods with a FMF pipe and man it REALLY unleashed it! it rips!
Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted 20 July 2006 - 06:30 PM
border bandit said:
I have never owned an XR250 so I can't really say, but I can say that every time I ride my XR400 I fall in love all over again.
I used to own a '92 XR600 and the XR400 is better by far (I'm 6'3", 190 lbs). The XR4 feels quicker, lighter, better throttle response and nimbler. For me, going from big (600cc) to medium (400cc) was absolutely the way to go. So who knows... maybe if I rode an XR250 I'd say the same thing about going from medium (400cc) to medium-small (250cc).
Bottom line: I've owned 5 or 6 XR's in my time and every one of 'em -- from 75cc to 600cc have been a blast to ride and as easy to maintain as a lawnmower.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:10 PM