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Drfletcherdc

What would your second choice be for a bike?

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Assuming that Yamaha is your first choice for a new 450/250, what would be your next choice and why?

Myself, it would a Kawasaki. I like the way they look and they seem to have a decent reputation for reliability. I like the black rims and the DLC on the forks. Plus I think they produce the best looking bike off the showroom.

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Ditto ^^^ Kawi makes a nice bike - haven't heard about too many reliability issues and I like the way the 450 handles.

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KTM for me. I've had great luck with my 250, and I'm comfortable on them. Besides, my near 50 year old leg loves the E-start idea.

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A YZ250 smoker...but my son already has an '02 that I can ride so I guess I would go with (shhh, don't tell anyone) KTM 300XC. Great offroad motor and because of the silly laws up here they can be plated.

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Come on Gray, admit it, you would choose a CCM. Did i guess rite?

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No. That's just a kit bike frame on a Yamaha engine. Not only did you guess wrong, you spelled right wrong.

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A YZ250 smoker...but my son already has an '02 that I can ride so I guess I would go with (shhh, don't tell anyone) KTM 300XC. Great offroad motor and because of the silly laws up here they can be plated.

hey wiz... ever had a chance to ride a gasgas ec or xc 300.... it is a way cool ride. I will own another yamaha someday, an aluminum framed something, but the gasgas is a blast.

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No. That's just a kit bike frame on a Yamaha engine. Not only did you guess wrong, you spelled right wrong.

Sorry, well the frame is based off the KTM design. Its a mixed breed i suppose, kind of strange.

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To be fair, I did used to own a CCM. It was a 600cc BSA Victor powered one much like this, in 1973, and I wish I had it back:

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^^ NICE! At least for back then, haha. I bet going through some whoops on one of those must be preeeeetttty crazy to say the least.

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The whoops weren't 4 feet deep back then, and they were never built into a track on purpose, but we used to ride 3 20-30 minute motos, too.

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I'd have to go with a 250 smoker, YZ of course. Great power, light weight and easy to maintain. All around fun bike.

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it would have to be a 250 smoker...not sure if i'd go ktm, yamaha , or kawasaki. ridden the latter 2 and loved them but i hear those ktm's (especially the new ones) are ridiculously fast.

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hey wiz... ever had a chance to ride a gasgas ec or xc 300.... it is a way cool ride. I will own another yamaha someday, an aluminum framed something, but the gasgas is a blast.

A buddy of mine has a GasGas 250 smoker but I have not ridden it.

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