rm250 vs yz250 vs kx250?


30 replies to this topic
  • Pig Nutz

Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:39 AM

#1

what bike has the moset top mid and botom end ponies, and ive herd that the rm250 corners the best but what do yal think. i can find out what the manufacturer's say the dry weight is but i think they lie:naughty: . but which bike feels the lightest. I curently have a yz250f:applause: and i want a 250 two stroke because their lighter and make you a better rider:ride: and i like rideing them ALOT. thanks:thumbsup:

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  • honda_best_789

Posted 16 June 2008 - 05:55 AM

#2

ask this in the "what bike to buy" forum as you may get biased answers asking in specific make model forums

but to your question i personally think the yamaha has great power all around, i'm comparing to a 2000 CR250 to a 2003 YZ250 (since both are in my garage) i dont know to a kx250 as i've never ridden one, but i think the yz has the stronger motor of the 2 bikes i have, it pulls harder through all gears then the cr.... only thing with the cr is it has a little higher top speed but who really cares about that anyway?

  • MSTex

Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:45 AM

#3

When I went to get a 2nd bike (2 stroke) my friend who rides a 06 RM very quickly (highly modified for the woods) said: "stay away from the RM and go with the YZ". Why? Durability and quality. The YZ is just more solidly built and easier to work on - I went with the YZ and am very pleased with the quality, durability, relability and how everything is easy to work out due to a fansatic mechanical design. KX 250 are rather dated and not at the quaility standards of the YZ. Beside the YZ handleing, supension and especially the motor are a excellent - the RM turns better...

MSTex

  • bikedude127

Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:46 AM

#4

There is only one choice my friend..


YZ250 :thumbsup:

  • shrubitup

Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

#5

The other thing to consider is the amount of quality information available right here. I'm sorry but the Suzuki 2 stroke section here on TT BLOWS in comparison to this one. Now, the Kawi section is doing quite nicely though too. If you can get your hands on a 2005 or newer KX250 - HOLD on 'cause they pull very hard - everywhere.:busted: Though I've heard the KX is not as tractable as the YZ.

Buy the one with the best price given the condition of the bike but beware that a YZ250 from 02+ will always be a good choice.:thumbsup:

  • BBrown626

Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

#6

what bike has the moset top mid and botom end ponies, and ive herd that the rm250 corners the best but what do yal think. i can find out what the manufacturer's say the dry weight is but i think they lie:naughty: . but which bike feels the lightest. I curently have a yz250f:applause: and i want a 250 two stroke because their lighter and make you a better rider:ride: and i like rideing them ALOT. thanks:thumbsup:


I weigh 215 and recently came back from the dark side. My stock YZ pulls well on the bottom and mid.

  • 2strokenut

Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:06 PM

#7

When I went to get a 2nd bike (2 stroke) my friend who rides a 06 RM very quickly (highly modified for the woods) said: "stay away from the RM and go with the YZ". Why? Durability and quality. The YZ is just more solidly built and easier to work on - I went with the YZ and am very pleased with the quality, durability, relability and how everything is easy to work out due to a fansatic mechanical design. KX 250 are rather dated and not at the quaility standards of the YZ. Beside the YZ handleing, supension and especially the motor are a excellent - the RM turns better...

MSTex


Sorry but nothing about the KX is dated, except maybe the motor is almost identical to the YZ250 motor which came out in 1999:bonk: The Perimeter frame is a breeze to work on, tons of room, bike comes with many parts anodized and looks real good. I had an 03 kx250 and have an 07 kx250 and I see almost no difference between them and a yz250. Sorry:excuseme:

  • minegun2

Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:48 AM

#8

I dont have a yz250 but i do have a yz125 and from how great the yz125 is. All i can say is yz250. you arnt going to get any better bike than a yamaha.

  • honda_best_789

Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:53 AM

#9

All i can say is yz250. you arnt going to get any better bike than a yamaha.


:thumbsup: well said

  • MSTex

Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:10 AM

#10

Sorry but nothing about the KX is dated, except maybe the motor is almost identical to the YZ250 motor which came out in 1999:bonk: The Perimeter frame is a breeze to work on, tons of room, bike comes with many parts anodized and looks real good. I had an 03 kx250 and have an 07 kx250 and I see almost no difference between them and a yz250. Sorry:excuseme:



Sorry - your right - we just don't see many KX 250's anymore as they were the first of the Jap 250 2 strokes to disappear(???). I got a smoking deal on an 05 YZ 250 (like $4K extra in trick stuff alone) - once the suspension was re-valved it is likely as good as a 2008. I really like the non-perimeter aluminum frame and it is also a breeze to work on...

Ride!

MSTex

  • shrubitup

Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:43 AM

#11

Both the KX250 and the CR250 ended production in 2007. RM still makes it for '08 but is unknown for the future.

  • honda_best_789

Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:27 AM

#12

thats sad that they're getting rid of these bikes, i always thought they'd b around for freestyle but it looks as if they're going 4stroke there too

  • yofrankie

Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:57 PM

#13

I cannot say anything about green bikes but I can assure you that you won't go wrong with either a blue or red bike. Rest assured that if you get a yellow bike and ever need to deal with Suzuki USA or order parts you will be waiting a while. They have terrible US customer service and the parts turn around time is three to four times as long as Yam or Honda. I have called and dealt with Yamaha USA on weekend nights and they're there to answer my questions and give me the right info the first time, unlike their yellow counterpart. I have restored many older bikes and time and again Yam and Honda are very helpful and have parts on hand. If I was forced to pick one I'd go blue for both durability and reliability. I have an 01 YZ and an 04 CRF.

  • rusky

Posted 18 June 2008 - 05:09 PM

#14

in my mind both the kx and cr motors need some work on them before they make the same power as a stock yz. Ive ridden 98, 03,05,06 yz's; 95,00,01,02 kx's; and 89, 96, 02 cr's. In my mind yz beats them all. They are extremely reliable bikes like like hondas + they make better power.

  • Bruce372

Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:47 PM

#15

The other thing to consider is the amount of quality information available right here. I'm sorry but the Suzuki 2 stroke section here on TT BLOWS in comparison to this one. :


LOL- yeah, they dont have 30 threads going on how to setup your cylinder head since they got it right straight from the factory.

  • Andy44

Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:14 AM

#16

the YZ blows all of them away on a track together

  • minegun2

Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:16 AM

#17

the YZ blows all of them away on a track together


or in trails! :thumbsup: :p

  • BRM

Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:22 AM

#18

Sorry but nothing about the KX is dated, except maybe the motor is almost identical to the YZ250 motor which came out in 1999:bonk: The Perimeter frame is a breeze to work on, tons of room, bike comes with many parts anodized and looks real good. I had an 03 kx250 and have an 07 kx250 and I see almost no difference between them and a yz250. Sorry:excuseme:


I like this :cry:
"Sorry but nothing about the KX is dated, except maybe the motor is almost identical to the YZ250 motor which came out in 1999"
So Kawasaki copied the 99 motor:worthy:

O.K. I'm not colour blind (maybe I 'am) but the ali frame, Pro-taper bars, SSS forks and the rear suspension definately stands out IMO.
"I see almost no difference between them and a yz250.Sorry"

Nothing personal, everyone has their preferences, put me up against the wall and shoot me.:p

Just because you are on a yamaha 2t forum there is no need to keep apologising.:thumbsup:

  • MattFisher

Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:06 PM

#19

Any of the 5 bikes are kick-butt, they all have their strengths and weaknesses.

For example: the CR250's are known for having the slowest motor of the bunch, but my 03 has more top-end than my friend's 05 YZ250, while his is stronger in the low-end, and is snappier.

His feels lighter, mine more "solid".

The KTM will be the lightest, and have the strongest motor.
Suzuki turns the best, snappiest motor.
Blah, blah, blah...

  • dtkiko

Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:35 PM

#20

Any of the 5 bikes are kick-butt, they all have their strengths and weaknesses.

For example: the CR250's are known for having the slowest motor of the bunch, but my 03 has more top-end than my friend's 05 YZ250, while his is stronger in the low-end, and is snappier.

His feels lighter, mine more "solid".

The KTM will be the lightest, and have the strongest motor.
Suzuki turns the best, snappiest motor.
Blah, blah, blah...



[COLOR="Blue"]so what's the (best) verdict, guys?

if money isn't an issue, it's best to buy all of 'em? :thumbsup:

wouldn't mind owning an '06 RM250 though... apart from my blue bike[/COLOR]





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