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Old 02-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #21
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If someone would just give me a WR250X, a Ninja 250r, and a Triumph Bonneville you will never her from me again. I promise.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:21 PM   #22
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:17 PM   #23
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Well a 250 is still a two fifty, and being a person who has owned a bunch of four striker two fifty's over the years, putting sticky tires on 'em and trying to slide one on a go cart track would be a high siding experience.

You need some poop to keep that rear wheel spinning.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:12 PM   #24
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I'll forgive you if you promise to keep coming back to read my articles. Or at least look at the pictures.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #25
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Well a 250 is still a two fifty, and being a person who has owned a bunch of four striker two fifty's over the years, putting sticky tires on 'em and trying to slide one on a go cart track would be a high siding experience.

You need some poop to keep that rear wheel spinning.
I once did a spiral fracture of my tibia high-siding a 250 supermoto. Not mundane at all!
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:27 PM   #26
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I once did a spiral fracture of my tibia high-siding a 250 supermoto. Not mundane at all!
Yeah, I'll pass on on that!
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #27
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Feel free to spend four years in journalism school and come gunning for my job. Oh, and don't crash a press bike or you might lose it. I haven't spent 12 years in this business because I'm the fastest guy on a bike, and that's okay with me.

And what might've looked mundane to you sure was a riot to me!
Hey, I don't want your job! I just want a review that offers more insight than the factory brochure. You know a test where the rider finds out what the bikes are really made of.

I figured that you took the bikes to a closed course for a reason. Silly me, I thought that the reason was to push them a bit and see what they'd do and how well they'd do it.

I guess I was wrong, and that it was just for the photo op, because you could've ridden both of these bikes JUST as hard on the street without breaking or even bending a single law...
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:39 AM   #28
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I was out at Adams the other day when you guys were doing this comparo, and was dissapointed at how little you were pushing these bikes, no slidding, no hooliganism, just fairly mundane, sensible ridding. I watched as you ticked off lap after slow lap and though you were just warming up the tires, but the pace never really heated up...
I don't understand what kind of "slidding" you are talking about. Power slides? Rolling burnouts? These are 20 hp lawnmovers for gossakes, with sticky street tires and a fat bastard of a motojournalist on top. There is not going to be much slidding and if there is, its soon not going to look pretty.

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Old 02-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #29
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Hey, I don't want your job! I just want a review that offers more insight than the factory brochure. You know a test where the rider finds out what the bikes are really made of.

I figured that you took the bikes to a closed course for a reason. Silly me, I thought that the reason was to push them a bit and see what they'd do and how well they'd do it.

I guess I was wrong, and that it was just for the photo op, because you could've ridden both of these bikes JUST as hard on the street without breaking or even bending a single law...

When you're dragging pegs on stock street tires, there's not too much further to push. And the race-prepped DR-Z400 with sticky tires that was at Adams that day (you perhaps...?) wasn't much faster than we were considering it had at least double the horsepower of our choked-up little KLX250.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:09 AM   #30
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Gee, I wonder how a (gasp) go-cart would have done on that go-cart track? Go-Cart.com perhaps. hahhahha, just kidding.

Talking with BAR a few scant seconds ago, and we both agreed paying over 5K for a two-fifty in this rotten economy is nuts, 'specially when you can find a 3 year old DR400 for around $1,500.00, lower the suspension and put some street tires on it (21 inch front wheel not withstanding).

While there are nice bikes, I don't see too many folks plunking down their hard cash for a 250cc stooper motard. No matter how trick looking it is, it's still a two fifty street bike.
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