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2013 Kawasaki KX250F Review
 

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2013 Kawasaki KX250F Review

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Duken4evr 07-11-2012 07:27 PM

Sounds like a sweet bike with loads of cool features. Love the adjustable ECU.

Come on Kaw, build an enduro version of these bikes. The KLX 450 is long in the tooth and uncompetitive. A really good running 250 with some fuel capacity, the right gear ratios and an 18" rear wheel would be a weapon off road. Why let the Euro manufacturers have all the fun.

jmdonald 07-11-2012 07:43 PM

Hardly any
 
Is there any dirt bike or review I don't like? Hardly any. Another bike to add to the list. Great.......

seruzawa 07-11-2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 276196)
Sounds like a sweet bike with loads of cool features. Love the adjustable ECU.

Come on Kaw, build an enduro version of these bikes. The KLX 450 is long in the tooth and uncompetitive. A really good running 250 with some fuel capacity, the right gear ratios and an 18" rear wheel would be a weapon off road. Why let the Euro manufacturers have all the fun.

Or - Pick up your fav 4-stroke MXer with a blown engine. They are plentiful. Then by hook or crook obtain a CR500 engine and with some clever fabrication install it. Then wave bye-bye to every 4stroke off roader and never worry about the engine eating itself.

Duken4evr 07-12-2012 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 276199)
Or - Pick up your fav 4-stroke MXer with a blown engine. They are plentiful. Then by hook or crook obtain a CR500 engine and with some clever fabrication install it. Then wave bye-bye to every 4stroke off roader and never worry about the engine eating itself.

Service Honda CR500 AF :)

Service Honda Home of the CR500AF

Cool bike, but the old 500s are actually kinda cumbersome to ride. A modern 300 2 stroker is the way to go. They blend the power of the 500s with the handling of a 250. My buddy has a GasGas EC 300 and it is heaven on knobbies.

Met a Honda dealer from Montana who had a 2004 CR 250 with a CRF250X 6 speed trans in it. He said the 4 stroke WR gearbox went right into the 2 stroke 250's cases with minimal machining. Rode the bike, it was flat out awesome!

I have an '01 CR250 in the garage. It never gets hot and keeps on running. It has a flywheel and a big tank on it. The tall MX oriented 1st gear is a bit of a pain, but it is not crippling. The bike is a weapon off road and modern 2 strokes are indeed durable as hell.

KTM is selling a lot of 300 XC 2 strokers these days. They are great bikes. Seems a 2 stroke revival is underway.


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