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Offline Beserker

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Kyk actually na 'n GasGas oor hy bietjie laer is vir my kortgat  :lol8:

Daars 2 op e-dirt, met al die bling op.

Rede vir verkoop..."Wife lost interest"  :pot:

Joke net, hulle is goed geprys, en ja...GasGas hou miskien nie sy waarde soos 'n KTM nie, maar dit is die eerste koper wat die spit afbyt, bargain vir die 2de ou.
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I used to be on a KTM 450, to much hard work in the technical stuff,  I found that I am actually quicker on the 350 because of its nimbleness (less tiring) and it has a awesome mid power hit.  It is not a lazy bike like the 450 and the 350 loves getting it neck twisted.  If you are ever up in Gauteng let me know, you are welcome to take it for a hit

Toors I was considering getting one of these for my Mrs. What do you think? She has been riding a 450 EXc until now for some, but finds it a too high and therefore does not push things too hard. She prefers more open type riding as well, fast single track that kind of stuff. How od you think it would handle in deep sand/dunes?

Any other comments from anyone would be appreciated,thanks

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Any other comments from anyone would be appreciated,thanks


Had one spin on it so my experience is limited...

Even though it does not lug that bad, it is a bike that likes to be revved if you want to utilize it's full potential.

My mate who bought it went from 200-2T, to 250F, to 450F, to the 350 and in his words, was sorry he did not do it straight away.

The riding we do is not hugely technical (rocks), but quite a bit of open, twisty singletrack and then of course sand.
He is not the lightest of people but shorter than me, does not have a lot of experience and with the 350 his speed picked up exponentially due to the confidence gained from the light and nimble nature of the bike.

He is considering a steering dampner for the whooped out sand sections, but with that type of terrain, a steering dampner is a plus on any bike.

To conclude, I don't think it is as good as a 250F for a noobie rider, but considering that the Mrs has quite a bit of experience already, and has been riding the 450, she will love you for it. Hurry up, valentines was yesterday  :love4:
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 08:03:34 am by Beserker »
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I used to be on a KTM 450, to much hard work in the technical stuff,  I found that I am actually quicker on the 350 because of its nimbleness (less tiring) and it has a awesome mid power hit.  It is not a lazy bike like the 450 and the 350 loves getting it neck twisted.  If you are ever up in Gauteng let me know, you are welcome to take it for a hit

Toors I was considering getting one of these for my Mrs. What do you think? She has been riding a 450 EXc until now for some, but finds it a too high and therefore does not push things too hard. She prefers more open type riding as well, fast single track that kind of stuff. How od you think it would handle in deep sand/dunes?

Any other comments from anyone would be appreciated,thanks

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Respect for the missus on the 450 - she'll love the 350 XCF-W - but it is exactly the same height as the 450 (but lighter so easier to handle and to counter weight - I have invested in a KTM low seat (hard as a plank but, the reduced height definitely makes a difference in the real tek stuff (when you just have to put a foot out ::))   the one caution with the 350 is that is a very different riding experience to the 450 - the 450 is a lazy bike i.e. you could stick it in second and go slow or fast - the 350 you have to keep in the right gear and it likes to rev - saying this with a little tweak or two it has plenty of torque and is phenomenal in the tek stuff as well - I use my bike to race GOC's Offroads and ride tek for fun (De Wildt etc) and it copes fantastically with both terrains


It is fine in the dunes 0 but as I said you might have to change gears more often to keep it in the sweat spot
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Thanks for those suggestions guys. So if its more "revvy" and needs more gear changing would you say -relatively speaking- it is a bit more "wild" or difficult to control than a 450?
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So my idea was to get a 300, but so many good deals on 250's. What are the differences?
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300 XCW... bike for everything - will smoke a 250 and keep up with the 450's and is a rock bunny where the 450's are dead beat... I went from a 250 XCF-W ( 4 stoke ) to the 300 and its been life changing... can do the off -roads and the enduros with one bike... Oh, and Atlantis Buff
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300 XCW... bike for everything - will smoke a 250 and keep up with the 450's and is a rock bunny where the 450's are dead beat... I went from a 240 XCF-W ( 4 stoke ) to the 300 and its been life changing... can do the off -roads and the enduros with one bike... Oh, and Atlantis Buff

Thanks JP.. More into the 300 again  ;)
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So my idea was to get a 300, but so many good deals on 250's. What are the differences?

Come ride my new 250F it will blow your brains out, dual fuel injectors, adjustable mapping etc. Simply plug a laptop into the bike and change your power, gear ratios all that sort of stuff. Plus the suspension is out of the top Supercross shelves.
 

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So my idea was to get a 300, but so many good deals on 250's. What are the differences?

Come ride my new 250F it will blow your brains out, dual fuel injectors, adjustable mapping etc. Simply plug a laptop into the bike and change your power, gear ratios all that sort of stuff. Plus the suspension is out of the top Supercross shelves.

The technology on that bike sounds awesome! But wish it was all attached to a 300 2t.
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If I bought a new enduro bike I would have a hard time deciding if I want 250/300 2t or a 310/350 4t; and then of course decide which manufacturer.

Was at Eddy2 Race on Friday...the Husky 310 looks  :ricky:

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Thanks for those suggestions guys. So if its more "revvy" and needs more gear changing would you say -relatively speaking- it is a bit more "wild" or difficult to control than a 450?

the 350 is very easy to control - very linear power
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So my idea was to get a 300, but so many good deals on 250's. What are the differences?

Come ride my new 250F it will blow your brains out, dual fuel injectors, adjustable mapping etc. Simply plug a laptop into the bike and change your power, gear ratios all that sort of stuff. Plus the suspension is out of the top Supercross shelves.

How does the laptop change gear ratios?
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So my idea was to get a 300, but so many good deals on 250's. What are the differences?

Come ride my new 250F it will blow your brains out, dual fuel injectors, adjustable mapping etc. Simply plug a laptop into the bike and change your power, gear ratios all that sort of stuff. Plus the suspension is out of the top Supercross shelves.

How does the laptop change gear ratios?

with friggin laptop magic. I don't know, that's just what I've been told
 

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Cracker deeeeer,you tell the laptop to make it a 17/36 and magic magic,it changes
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Kyk actually na 'n GasGas oor hy bietjie laer is vir my kortgat  :lol8:

Daars 2 op e-dirt, met al die bling op.

Rede vir verkoop..."Wife lost interest"  :pot:

Joke net, hulle is goed geprys, en ja...GasGas hou miskien nie sy waarde soos 'n KTM nie, maar dit is die eerste koper wat die spit afbyt, bargain vir die 2de ou.

Ek het actually juis na daai ene gekyk  ;D

Tussen vir vroutjie kar koop en 'n paar onverwagte goeters sal ek dit ongelukkig nog so paar maande moet gee voor ek koop  :'(
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Found a 300xcw and picking it up tomorrow.. So, where we riding?  ;D
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Found a 300xcw and picking it up tomorrow.. So, where we riding?  ;D

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Found a 300xcw and picking it up tomorrow.. So, where we riding?  ;D

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Where is that? Im super keen to get on the bike as soon as possible!
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