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Old 09-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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So, I want to know what the terms like xr, yz, crf, etc... before the engine size mean. I know the basics kind of, but want to know what they mean so if I ever buy a new bike I know what I'm looking at.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:15 AM   #2
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Motocross bikes:

Honda CRxxxR, CRFxxxR
Yamaha YZ, YZF
Kawsaki KX, KXF
Suzuki RM, RM-Z

Enduro Bikes:

Honda CRFxxxX, (old) XRxxxR
Yamaha WRxxxF, (old) YZxxxWR, (old) ITxxx
Kawasaki KLX
Suzuki DR-Z, RM-X, (old) PE

On-Off road bikes (Dual Sport)

Honda XRxxxL, (old) XLxxxR
Yamaha WRxxxR, XT
Kawasaki KLXxxxS, KLR
Suzuki DR-ZxxxS, DR

These acronyms have no real meaning.

I won't get into KTM, Husqvarna, TM, Husaberg, GasGas, or Beta. Your head would explode.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. It was just what I wanted to know.
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