Well friends I did it. After hearing so much speculation and hearsay I actually got the chance to race a 09 CRFX against my 09 klx330. You see since I got my klx in early December, I have been teaching a good friend of mine how to ride and such. He rides my bike a good deal of the time because I don't have space in my garage so i keep it in his shed. So whenever I am out riding he usually asks to take a few minutes on it. Now this guy has about as much dirt experience as me but no where near any street as he doesn't have his MC license or even a permit. So anyway he too has fallen in love with riding and asked me " what bike were you gonna get before you decided a dual-sport?" I said the crf250X. So he goes out and Buys one. This was last week. He just about finished the break-in today so I said "hey I know me and a lot of my online associates would love to find out if my newly big-bored machiene would beat yours or what. So at 11:30am on a nice thursday we decided to have a good old fashioned 1 mile street race ( just to end all claims of " the crf will catch up blah blah blah") so first race we were about equal off the line and for about 50 feet when i hit 3rd gear I started to pull away and when I hit the one mile mark I was about 15 feet to 20 feet ahead. So I though well (although I am by no means a GOOD rider I am better than my less experienced friend) since he can't ride as good as I can let's switch up just to see if the 90% rider theory held true. This time he won, but only by about 10 feet but I was power shifting and using a lot of race techniques that he does not even know about. I just wanted to let yall know bout this encounter should not be that surprising since the X ain't a race bike and the KLX DOES HAVE 80CC's on it but it still felt good to beat an all-dirt bike. Thanks for reading!