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CRF 250 ride report

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I posted this in the CRF250 Forum but thought you guys might be interested.

Rode a CRF 250 2 weeks ago. This is from the perspective of a woods rider and the perspective of riding the bike IN THE WOODS.

Power: very respectable and much more than I expected. Keep in mind I'm riding a KTM 520 EXC ! Power is pretty smooth and usable.

Suspension: SUCKS!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too harsh for woods use. Keep in mind I'm 220 lbs and ride at a pretty quick pace in the woods( high B-Class Harescramble rider). I bet MX and SX riders will like the suspension !

Brakes: Good, but a little touchy....especially the rear brake. Rear brake felt "funny".

Starting: Easy as pie! No problems what-so-ever!!

Riding position: A little cramped for a 6' 1" rider.

Overall: Impressed !! Suspension can be tamed and riding position can be changed. Power is great. Magic button would make it a "sure buy".

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Hehe, dont you mean "A fast bike with a slow rider, is still a slow RIDER"? The bike is still fast... :)

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was the suspension just too stiff for the woods? BTW, is the CRF250X going to have electric start??

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Suspension was WAY stiff for woods use. I've ridden CR250's in the woods and felt very comfortable. This thing was rediculous.

I think the "X" has an e-start. This was a CRF250R.

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Hehe, dont you mean "A fast bike with a slow rider, is still a slow RIDER"? The bike is still fast... :)

One too many bong hits :D The idea behind my signature is telling those that make their bike "faster" by hopping it up are wasting their time because it's the rider that makes it fast.

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Hey Bill

I was eyeing one over this weekend. But Honda dealers want full price for those little gems. I think I will be going to green or a blue 2 smoke for MX racing and Harescrambles. I love to thump but the big 4 strokes are to much in the Eastern woods and the little thumpers are WAY over priced. :)

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I really like the KX250 too, and you can't beat the 4.99% interest!! :D At thie point I am leaning towards the YZ250 though!!! I will of course keep the DRZ for dual sport and supermoto.

Now if I can just get my wife to talk to me again!!! :):D

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Bill, you have ridden out here in the Rockies. How do you think these new 250 thumpers will do with the rocks and altitude?

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Bill Z I saw a rider on one of those in the mountains and he was the sorriest looking S.O.B. I have ever seen. I lapped hin like he wasn't there and I'm crippled! Those are strictly motocross tools for super lightweights. I would want one for each foot for a serious ride. :D:):D prairiedawg :D

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