Hi all... I'd like your opinion on this issue whoever may help me...
I have a Hyosung GT250 and might be swapping it for a scrambler/enduro/dual sport/etc (sorry I don't really know the exact differences between all these).
At the moment I have two options available:
TTR 250 (1993)
DR 350 (1999).
Now as it stands, the dr350 is almost in a perfect condition except for a few scratches. Also it only has 22000 km.
The TTR250 is 7 years older than the DR350 and has some more scratches and so on.
Also, the DR350 has a single cam while the TTR250 comes with a twin-cam engine.
Now, if I had to go for newer, and judge by the appearance and age I'd go for the DR350. However I know that TTR's are more sought after. Also, something that is more important is fuel consumption. I know a 250cc is very economical but once I had a KLR650 and wasted more fuel than my car basically - so I'm afraid that if I go for the dr350 I'd end up not being happy due to the higher consumption of petrol.
My issue is... if there's only a difference of say 3mpg between the ttr250 and the dr350 it wouldn't be a problem but if the ttr250 gives say 70mpg and the dr350 will end up giving me 55mpg or 60mpg i wouldn't really be happy.
Once I had a DR250 and was really cool. So I'm assuming that the TTR250 is similar to this one.
I drove the DR350 a couple of days ago to test drive it and as soon as you pull some gas it really pulls... so there is a difference between the 250 and 350 - but as I already said I'm afraid that it'll reflect too badly in the consumption.