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KTM 250 EXC vs. YZ 250F

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I just figured out that KTM makes a 250 four stroke and it made my day, because well it's a KTM, enough said. Anyway I was seriously considering getting a used yz250f but I was wondering what it had against a 250exc. I will be doing mostly woods riding and open pastures with the occasional day at the local MX track.

Thanx for any help or feedback.

P.S. I know a 200 2 stroke would be an awesome woods bike but I would really like a thumper.

I posted the same thing in the KTM forum.

Jake28

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i believe that up until recent models, the ktm 250 RFS was well down on power vs the yamaha 250F. the first generation 250 RFS engine was simply a sleeved 400 RFS motor. that may have changed.

jim aka the wrooster

'01 wr250f

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Relability with the KTM wont be what it is with the Yamaha. Read reviews on the Katoom. Sweet rig when it runs but mine was a headache, could have been a lemon. Lots of headshake and vibration, fork seal issues, and a whopper of an oil change procedure; 2 filters and 3 screens. I like the blue bike better but I ride the 450 and not the 250, could be different on that side steed. I am sure you will like either one though. It is a matter of personal preference. Dont forget about parts, Yamaha stuff may be a bit easier to find and a bit cheaper.

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