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yz EG295 vs ktm 300

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I am looking for a winter project - I've never owned a YZ, but I have owned an 08 KTM 300xc (along with a collection of CR250's, kx250's, etc etc)

Is the yz295 as good as the 300 ?

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I am looking for a winter project - I've never owned a YZ, but I have owned an 08 KTM 300xc (along with a collection of CR250's, kx250's, etc etc)

Is the yz295 as good as the 300 ?

pretty broad question really. the ktm motor is alot mellower. the yz295 would be more like taking a 250sx and putting a ktm 300 jug on it. i prefer the yz chasis and handling to the ktm.

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Especially hard to answer since the yz295 can be set up different ways when it comes to porting.

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hmmm...interesting. I will keep looking for that cheaper yz'inger that needs a motor job. Ktm 300's are still pricey used.

Thanks guys

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hmmm...interesting. I will keep looking for that cheaper yz'inger that needs a motor job. Ktm 300's are still pricey used.

Thanks guys

Hard to beat yz's from a value stand point. Most bang for your buck. I am really liking my eg295. I paid 1700 for my 05 and 660 for the eg kit.

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If your desire handling that is light years ahead of the kato, go the YZ. This comes at the expense of snappier power delivery (which you will come to appreciate :busted: ). If your in the market for a 295 you'll be able to choose porting which best suits your requirements.

For the record, I own a 300 and a YZ. Spent a day on a new 300 recently too, but still can't beat the YZ suspension / chassis. The YZ is still a better bike IMO from a handling perspective.

Think of the coin you'll save on the YZ, spend that on suspension setup, decent tyres, perhaps a set of 22.5mm offset clamps and you've got yourself a far superior machine IMO.

Edited by bergermeister

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