New member to this but have been reading postings for the last week or so regarding the CRF250. You guys on here certainly sound like you know your stuff, so I am putting this post on for a bit of advice.
I'm from UK so CRF250 is not out yet, I have one ordered and pick it up on the 28th December!
I am a semi-professional rider in the UK and also ride in selected international events.
My problem is that at the moment I have a full Rinaldi spec tuned YZ125, which is extremely quick (produces over 40 bhp) - at the rear wheel.
I love riding it, but I have to keep the thing screaming. I'm worried that when I get the CRF250 I will not be able to adapt to the torqueness of it. I have ridden a YZ250F and didn't like it - it was always pushing on the front end and seemed to bog quite a bit on heavy landings.
The CRF250 looks fantastic and have read about all you guys raving about it.........
I need a bit of reassurance that I will be able to ride it as quick as my YZ.
I have seen that some of you are mentioning shootouts that have been done by magazines....
I will not be able to get these in the UK for the next month or so, so I am wondering if anyone can send me a copy of the reports/dyno figures, just to put my mind at ease.
Keep up the good work on this site!!!! It is the only place I can get any real good information from!!!!