Posted August 01, 2000 - 07:44 PM
Am interested in purchasing a new bike. I've come to learn that the WR is just quite not what I wanted. At first I thought I would just be interested in trails but the more I ride around mx tracks I become glued. I know I could mod the suspension and all but the bike is just to heavy for my small frame.
Don't get me wrong I love the power and handling of the bike with the YZ seat and tank, Fastline front brake, lights removed and Mike Trains suggestion on the exhaust, I just want my 2-stroke back and the lightness of one.
I still want to ride trails but also mx tracks for jumps and such probably a 50-50 mix. To do this I will be giving up the 00' WR400 to get a............
Heres the question.
Honda CR250R, KTM MXC200 or KTM MXC250?
A KTM dealer told me that the MXC has a great suspension for mx tracks but will not beat you up on the trails. Also said the tranny is good for tight woods as opposed to the motocross version (SX250) or the CR250R.
He also stated that the MXC200 will beat the CR250R.
Any suggestions or comments and would anyone be interested in a 00' WR400?
Posted August 01, 2000 - 08:11 PM
I rode a 200MXC today and had a CR250 as my last bike. The 200MXC will NOT come close to the CR250 in power. It is based on a 125 and feels lighter than a CR250 though. The MXC models are better setup for offroad by a long margin. Big tank, stand, O-ring chain, 18 inch rear, lighting coil, heavier flywheel, balanced offroad/MX suspension, hydraulic clutch.
--- Buy a MXC and ride anywhere, stock...
--- Buy a CR250 and get the checkbook out to set it up for offroad...
Still though, the CR aluminum frame is just too cool looking, very light, and very fast. I'd get the CR and pull out the checkbook! Sounds crazy but there it is.
Posted August 02, 2000 - 10:52 PM
I used to race CR's about 12 yrs. ago but don't want to get back into MX, if anything would like to do some hare scrambles
Posted August 02, 2000 - 11:27 PM
Posted August 03, 2000 - 11:54 AM
Posted August 03, 2000 - 12:16 PM
Be careful on the displacement. I live in NH and we ride some real tight trails. My neighbor, Dan, has a 360 MXC. That thing is way too much on these trails. It doesn't turn worth a darn and has too much (How can this be?) horsepower. It was meant more for wide open spaces. It is a 96, so maybe the steering is improved. Of the 250 and 300, I'd go w/ the 300.
99 WR, all YZ mods, de-octopused, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat, jetting by Clark/James, got forked by Pro Action, DSP airbox, PB Header, Stroker SX-1, Thumper Rad Guards, Acerbis Hand Guards, WAITING IMPATIENTLY FOR MOAB, boning up on my sheep shearing skills!!