Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

KTM 625 Vs Honda XR650

Recommended Posts

KTM only sold that bike in the States for two years (as the 625SXC) to compete with the 650R.

The fact that it was only sold for two years even though it had estart and the XR didn't should be an indication of how well it was able to compete with the big liquid cooled XR over here.

I wish it would have been a better more capable bike. It may have been able to make big red come out with an updated 650R with factory e-start. But it wasn't, so Honda didn't have to do anything to swat that attempt to equal the 650R to the side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 625 is a good match to the XR650R in supermoto trim. My buddy has the 625 and in a straight up drag race we were very close. I think he weighs a little less than me and at the time I had 80% leak down.

His forks are by far better for sumo use being an upside down design with cartridges. The 320mm factory brembo brake is not too bad either.

I do believe that the KTM is just a little bit heavier as well with the dual mufflers and e-start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you see the last post of porter's link.

It's the same guy backing the 650R in as a good thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×