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200 exc VS. 250X (Please first hand opinions only)

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I have been looking at the KTM200exc and was wondering what you thought of yours and what your likes and dislikes over the 250X are.

I am bouncing the idea of getting a used one to see if I like it. Just a change that is all I am still way happy with the 250X.

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I have a 250X. I have ridden a friends KTM 200 and have owned many KTM's. The KTM suspension does not react nearly as well on the small stuff and square edge, roots...The KTM feels and is lighter, has more power and is obviously snappier. The Honda is more comfortable for trail riding and the KTM is probably better for most people to race. I like the turning of the Honda better also. Before someone screams at me, these are just my opinions and those that I know that have ridden them.

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I have an 05 CRF250R and have ridden a couple of X's.

I have 2 KTM 250 EXCs (01 and 04). Several of my friends

have KTM200s. Taking that in mind, here's what I think.

Motor - 200EXC much more snap, this could be either a good

thing or a bad thing, depending on what you want.

Forks - Like cjVOR mentioned, the KTM will feel harsh @ times.

My CRF feels MUCH better than my re-valved KTMs.

Rear Shock - Absolutely no comparison here. The CRF will

stay straight where the KTM will kick out on you.

Weight - the 200 feels light everywhere.

Just one side note. The CRF250R makes a great woods bike.

If you're not in love w/ the e-start and want a lighter bike than the

200 then you may want to consider the CRF250R.

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here you go!

I have a 04 200 exc

and 04 crf 250 x

both set up very well

give me an instant message and I will send my # along and then I will

fill you ear full of worthless knowledge!

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Hey Wheelie,

Would you mind sharing the details with us here? I too would like to know. We wont mind the length. Thats what we're here for :cry:

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I would very much like to know anyone's opinion. I just sold my 200 EXC and am going to pick up my 05 CRF250R Saturday. I haven't actually ridden a CRF250, but I have ridden a CRF450 and absolutely fell in love. However, I think in the long run a 450 would be too much. I race cross country and some enduros when they're close. I hope I'm getting the right bike.

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