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MikeyMan

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  1. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    Funny. That's great.
  2. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    Thanks for the insight. I especially like the pic. I have two little ones (boys -- 4 & 2) and like the thought of getting them out there (when they're ready).
  3. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    Cool. Thanks SheWolf. Great shot of the bike on the ice.
  4. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    Thanks maim, Another good review.
  5. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    By "demo" I mean I rode it around on a track day for 10 minutes. But very enjoyable.
  6. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    yeah, i think my question is fairly narrow, considering the ice riding specifics. but i appreciate any and all feedback just the same. i'm going to the track this weekend, and i'm sure there's a few ice riders on hand.
  7. MikeyMan

    The Quest: Supermoto + Ice Bike = WR250X????

    thanks for the reply. great to hear about your enthusiasm for the bike. it responses like yours that make me feel like the X is good place to park my $$$$.
  8. MikeyMan

    SupermotoFunIceMachine?

    I'm looking for a street legal supermoto that I can enjoy on the street and adapt to ice riding in the winter. (If you don't ice ride, I'd still like to hear your thoughts or educated guesses.) I like the WR250X. It seems to be a good choice to ease into supermoto & ice riding---solid reliability, good performance (for a 250), EFI & E-start for Minnesota winters, plus lots of smiles along the way. I've demoed the R version and found it to be a hoot. I've read every review I can get my Google on. Now I want some non-journalist feedback, insight, etc. I'm an intermediate level track/street rider (SV650S) with no supermoto, dirt or ice riding experience. After 10 years of riding, I'm finally learning the wisdom of "small bikes, big fun." Past bikes owned: Triumph Sprint ST; BMW 1200GS; Triumph Speed Triple; Suzuki SV650S (current track bike). Is the WR250X the tool for me?
  9. I need your help for my next bike purchasing adventure... The Quest: I'm looking for a street legal supermoto that I can enjoy on the street and adapt to ice riding in the winter. The Rider: I'm an intermediate level track/street rider (SV650S) with no supermoto, dirt or ice riding experience. After 10 years of riding, I'm finally learning the wisdom of "small bikes, big fun." Past bikes owned: Triumph Sprint ST; BMW 1200GS; Triumph Speed Triple; Suzuki SV650S (current track bike). Current Mindset: I like the WR250X. It seems to be a good choice to ease into supermoto & ice riding---solid reliability, good performance (for a 250), EFI & E-start for Minnesota winters, plus lots of smiles along the way. I've demoed the R version and found it to be a hoot. I've read every review I can get my Google on. Now I want some non-journalist feedback, insight, etc. The Question: Is the WR250X the tool for me?
  10. I need your help for my next bike purchasing adventure... The Quest: I'm looking for a street legal supermoto that I can enjoy on the street and adapt to ice riding in the winter. The Rider: I'm an intermediate level track/street rider (SV650S) with no supermoto, dirt or ice riding experience. After 10 years of riding, I'm finally learning the wisdom of "small bikes, big fun." Past bikes owned: Triumph Sprint ST; BMW 1200GS; Triumph Speed Triple; Suzuki SV650S (current track bike). Current Mindset: I like the WR250X. It seems to be a good choice to ease into supermoto & ice riding---solid reliability, good performance (for a 250), EFI & E-start for Minnesota winters, plus lots of smiles along the way. I've demoed the R version and found it to be a hoot. I've read every review I can get my Google on. Now I want some non-journalist feedback, insight, etc. The Question: Is the WR250X the tool for me?
  11. Yeah, I agree. I think I'd go with the WR250R for that exact same reason.
  12. First off, your English is good. No worries, there. So you like your WR250X? From my short parking lot experience (I road it around the parking lot at a track day), it seem like a fun bike. Does it get real buzzy at higher speeds?
  13. OK guys, I test drove a 2001 XR250 yesterday, and it felt really weird and funky (underpowered, "vague" steering.) In comparison, I rode a Yamaha WR250R recently, and that bike felt like it pulled better, more precise, tighter all around.) I should say, I'm new to dirt bikes (street/track rider) and the smallest street bike I've owned to date is a SV650S. 1. Does my experience sound normal for someone going from street bikes to an older technology dirt bike like an XR? 2. Do you think a CRF250X would be a noticeably different experience? (I like the X, but I am a little concern with the maintenance demands---I'm not much of a wrench.) Any light you can shed would be much appreciated! Thanks!
  14. I'm looking for my first dirt bike. I'm 40-years-old, 5'10" 170 lbs. and a competent street/track rider (smooth, but not insanely fast). I live in Minnesota and will be riding trails, dirt track and knocking around the farm (wheelies, a little jumping, general exploring.) In short, I interested in fully experiencing this new type of riding. I'd also like to give ice riding a go. I've done quite a bit of research on the CRF230F, and am attracted to it because: • Fun factor • Low seat height • Durable • E-start • Low maintenance requirements (I stink at wrenching) • Low cost The big question I have about this bike is will I quickly outgrow it and feel bored? The CRF250X is obviously the better bike. But is it THAT much better? How does it compare with the points I've highlighted above about the CRF? (Fun factor, durability and maintenance.) Is the power really much different? Anything you can offer up would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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