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I currently own a Crf250x and am getting tired of the maintenance. It seems everytime I turn around I have to get a valve adjustment.

I am just considering a kdx220. It looks fun with lower maintenance, but I am concerned with performance. How does it handle compaired to a crf250 and how is it on power.

 

The whole reason I got a Crf250x was to get a more modern bike with better cornering abilities. I find myself riding on mostly tight trails at the base of the southern appalachian mountains. The crf250 is just too heavy for rock crawling, so I figure the kdx will do better, because of its weight.

 

I am also considering a yz250 for trail riding, but am uncertain as it seems it will need alot of mods to make it trail capable.

Please do not suggest a KTM I have had enough trouble out of them :)

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I currently own a Crf250x and am getting tired of the maintenance. It seems everytime I turn around I have to get a valve adjustment.

I am just considering a kdx220. It looks fun with lower maintenance, but I am concerned with performance. How does it handle compaired to a crf250 and how is it on power.

 

The whole reason I got a Crf250x was to get a more modern bike with better cornering abilities. I find myself riding on mostly tight trails at the base of the southern appalachian mountains. The crf250 is just too heavy for rock crawling, so I figure the kdx will do better, because of its weight.

 

I am also considering a yz250 for trail riding, but am uncertain as it seems it will need alot of mods to make it trail capable.

Please do not suggest a KTM I have had enough trouble out of them :)

two stroke is bike of choice for tight trails ,kdx200 is reliable but dated, yz is solid but way more bike than 250f, there is also the recently discontinued 125/150 husky & of course the bad ass ktm 200

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Why does everything think the kdx200/220 are good bikes what is so good about them? And I'm not bashing I really don't know what is so good about them

Reliable. Two stroke. Bomb proof engine. Plenty of aftermarket parts. Very usable powerband. Ultimate woods machine.

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Do they compete well?

5th out of 15 in the 200C class with a 13 year old rider in his first race if that means anything...

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I currently own a Crf250x and am getting tired of the maintenance. It seems everytime I turn around I have to get a valve adjustment.

I am just considering a kdx220. It looks fun with lower maintenance, but I am concerned with performance. How does it handle compaired to a crf250 and how is it on power.

 

The whole reason I got a Crf250x was to get a more modern bike with better cornering abilities. I find myself riding on mostly tight trails at the base of the southern appalachian mountains. The crf250 is just too heavy for rock crawling, so I figure the kdx will do better, because of its weight.

 

I am also considering a yz250 for trail riding, but am uncertain as it seems it will need alot of mods to make it trail capable.

Please do not suggest a KTM I have had enough trouble out of them :)

If you go with the KDX get the 200 they come with a bigger carb and more top end power.  Way more fun than the X, the YZ is a different league.

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Yeah but you can't race them

Not all dirtbikes are "race" bikes. They're all designed for different purposes.

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The X has the wide ratio transmission. What transmission is in the KDX? I'm assuming something similar to a 300 XC if your taking ultimate woods bike.

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The X has the wide ratio transmission. What transmission is in the KDX? I'm assuming something similar to a 300 XC if your taking ultimate woods bike.

Yes, it's 6 speed WR. The stock silencer has a drain plug to blow out the spoo, no packing needed ever. It's also whisper quiet and has a spark arrester.

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I have two kdx's and two ktm's. The 2005 exc200 ktm is my favorite. My kdx's might be for sale soon. Sold all my four strokes this year.

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im surprised you find the crf heavy. I have a kdx 220 with a platinium PC pipe and its great in the tight stuff. ive ridden the 250x its a nice bike but the KDX will feel lighter and have more power if it has a FMF or PC pipe on it. their great for tight technical riding. its a 2stroke though so it requires a different riding style.

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