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SXS 250 vs SXF250, what's the difference?

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As the title says, what's the difference?

I have the chance to buy a sxs250-06 with 55 hours on it for a very nice price, just want to know that it is a good bike first.

Last year I rode a SXF250 -06 and I was very pleased with that bike, ran great and no probs what so ever.:applause:

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Do you mean SXSF 250 (4-stroke) or SXS 250 (2-stroke) ?? If you compare a 2-stroke to a 4-stroke then the difference is quite obvious,right ? The biggest difference between an SXS/ SXSF vs. plain SX/SXF is in the suspension. There are updates in the engine department too,mostly next years production stuff (i.ex -06 SXSF has an -07 SXF cam). Some models have different CDI-mapping and SXS-frames are reinforced. SXS-exhaust (Akrapovic on 4-str. / Doma on 2-str.) .Throw in all the bling-bling from the HP-cataloque and you have an SXS-bike.

That said you´ll better off buying an stock -07 250 SXF than the -06 250 SXSF. The chassie is far superior to the old one (-06 and older) and they all have Closed Cartridge forks stock. It´s far easier/cheaper to get the suspension fixed on a -07 than to try to get the -06 frame to work as good as the new chassie does. I would impossible even...

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Do you mean SXSF 250 (4-stroke) or SXS 250 (2-stroke) ?? If you compare a 2-stroke to a 4-stroke then the difference is quite obvious,right ? The biggest difference between an SXS/ SXSF vs. plain SX/SXF is in the suspension. There are updates in the engine department too,mostly next years production stuff (i.ex -06 SXSF has an -07 SXF cam). Some models have different CDI-mapping and SXS-frames are reinforced. Throw in all the bling-bling from the HP-cataloque and you have an SXS-bike.

That said you´ll better off buying an stock -07 250 SXF than the -06 250 SXSF. The chassie is far superior to the old one (-06 and older) and they all have Closed Cartridge forks stock. It´s far easier/cheaper to get the suspension fixed on a -07 than to try to get the -06 frame to work as good as the new chassie does. I would impossible even...

I ment the two 4-strokes.

SXSF250 and SXF250 both from 2006

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I think the '06 SXS had full cartridge forks. As mentioned I think there will be a bigger difference between an '06SXSF and an '07SXF than between the '06SXF adn the '06SXSF. In another words, it's a minor step up for you to get the '06 SXSF, but a big step up to an '07 SXF.

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What´s full cartridge ?? Whatever you mean the ´06 SXS`s had closed cartridge forks. Stock bikes had the "old" version.

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correct. It is my understanding they were similar, or the same, closed cartridge forks as the '07, compared to the hybrid, open style of the past. They may be coated too, but not sure. I don't remember where I read all that though, it's been awhile. The shock was quite a bit more advanced too, but it didn't have the advantage of the '07 frame as you mentioned.

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I think so too . A stock ´07 250 SXF is vastly superior to ´06 250 SXSF, IMO.

+1 :applause:

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