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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2015, 12:45:10 pm »
We have the 200 and the 250. Both great. The frame of the 250 is larger and suits a larger/heavier rider a bit better. Also you do not have to work the engine quite as much ... but not as nimble as 200 . A very under rated bike and imo there are many riders on the 300's who would be better off (and better riders) on the 250 - just less of a handful, lighter etc. But we live in  a bigger is better macho society, many of whom think because the pros ride 300's then so must they.  ::) if you can go ride both and then decide.
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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2015, 01:18:20 pm »
Shot, I don't know why I am asking because I think my mind is made up  :ricky:
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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2015, 02:06:22 pm »
There were plenty of them available second hand last year, now that I am looking, no good deals of course. To someone who has ridden both, why would one choose the 200 over the 250 if the weight difference is so small? I just like the idea of the 200. I've only ridden a 300
Its small, but after a very long day, you shifted 1000kg less than the ou on the 250. Up to 120km/h the bigger bikes do no outrun the 200 :)
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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2015, 02:12:31 pm »
Yeah I think I'm settled on the 200. Can't buy new b8ut I'm in no rush. I'll take my time until the right bike pops up
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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2015, 01:09:04 pm »
I am now also considering a 250. The slightly taller frame might suite me better. How does the 250 RM compare with the other brands? Price range R20 to 30k...
 

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2015, 04:25:44 pm »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2015, 07:25:38 pm »
KTM 200 and YZ250 are the best dirt bikes I have owned and this is out of, CRF250r, cr250, kx250, crf450x, wr400 & 450, ktm300, KTM 525's, ktm550 2t, ktm500 2t, XR's (lots).

The 200 also has long legs but I was only wanting for a little more bottom end torque for the rocks.

You will love it....trust me but it's not really a bike for a relaxed ride because you have to ring it's neck and then it really makes you grin.

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2015, 07:52:00 am »
Have a look at review in Enduro World.
 

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2015, 07:57:40 am »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.
 

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2015, 10:58:26 am »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.

Not to mention the ergonomics. And issues like the hydraulic clutch, brakes and so on. I moved over from a pristine condition 2007 KDX to a 2014 KTM 200 and honestly it's a different world. On off-road bikes I tend to think it's 75% suspension, 25% engine. But then I'm probably not good enough to tilt that equation more towards the engine.

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2015, 11:57:13 am »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.

Not to mention the ergonomics. And issues like the hydraulic clutch, brakes and so on. I moved over from a pristine condition 2007 KDX to a 2014 KTM 200 and honestly it's a different world. On off-road bikes I tend to think it's 75% suspension, 25% engine. But then I'm probably not good enough to tilt that equation more towards the engine.

Actually I think you have it spot on!

In a recent Enduro World they tested Wade Young's Roof winning 300.

They were surprised to find the engine was absolutely standard (although tuned spot on) and the only real difference was a fortune spent on upgrading the suspension.
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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2015, 01:22:08 pm »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.

Not to mention the ergonomics. And issues like the hydraulic clutch, brakes and so on. I moved over from a pristine condition 2007 KDX to a 2014 KTM 200 and honestly it's a different world. On off-road bikes I tend to think it's 75% suspension, 25% engine. But then I'm probably not good enough to tilt that equation more towards the engine.

Absolutely right! The Kawasaki engine was never a problem.
 

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2015, 01:29:02 pm »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.

Not to mention the ergonomics. And issues like the hydraulic clutch, brakes and so on. I moved over from a pristine condition 2007 KDX to a 2014 KTM 200 and honestly it's a different world. On off-road bikes I tend to think it's 75% suspension, 25% engine. But then I'm probably not good enough to tilt that equation more towards the engine.

Absolutely right! The Kawasaki engine was never a problem.

Apart from the strange noise the power valve makes  :deal:
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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 06:04:52 pm »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.

Not to mention the ergonomics. And issues like the hydraulic clutch, brakes and so on. I moved over from a pristine condition 2007 KDX to a 2014 KTM 200 and honestly it's a different world. On off-road bikes I tend to think it's 75% suspension, 25% engine. But then I'm probably not good enough to tilt that equation more towards the engine.

Absolutely right! The Kawasaki engine was never a problem.

Apart from the strange noise the power valve makes  :deal:

Characteristic KDX! :imaposer:
 

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2015, 08:08:26 am »
I'm 6'3" and I fit on a 2014 200 just fine. It's also quite a poky little engine. Another world to the KDX I traded up from.

I could never understand Kawasaki not investing more development into the KDX200. Performance wise, a KDX with a decent pipe and jetted for it, is very close to the KTM200.
It is in the suspension department that the small Kawa is left wanting.

Not to mention the ergonomics. And issues like the hydraulic clutch, brakes and so on. I moved over from a pristine condition 2007 KDX to a 2014 KTM 200 and honestly it's a different world. On off-road bikes I tend to think it's 75% suspension, 25% engine. But then I'm probably not good enough to tilt that equation more towards the engine.

Absolutely right! The Kawasaki engine was never a problem.

Apart from the strange noise the power valve makes  :deal:

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2015, 10:17:26 am »
For anyone who may be interested, I know of a 2013 KTM 200 coming up for sale soon. R50k.

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2015, 10:04:13 pm »
Anyone still looking for a 200? Specifically a 2014 with 20hrs in immaculate condition? Price R55k...

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2015, 10:42:52 am »
Dwerg was looking for a 200.
I went fir this one.
Took it to Maccaser last weekend. I am still smiling. Should have gone the 2stroke route many years ago already.
 

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2015, 10:52:29 am »
Dwerg was looking for a 200.
I went fir this one.
Took it to Maccaser last weekend. I am still smiling. Should have gone the 2stroke route many years ago already.

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Re: KTM 200
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2015, 12:10:59 pm »
Funny that this is coming up as i'm in the same boat.

I'm looking at a KTM 200 or a 250 exc as well.
I can also get a YZ250 but that is setup for MX.  

The YZ250F I have is fantastic, really like it but i'm wanting to get a KTM 200/250 now for the wide ratio box etc  I'm 85kg's exactly without gear.
The 450 I got is too hectic for me offroad. I'm thinking of either selling it again (KLX450R on the road)  or converting it into a Motard.
If I go that route it could go from this.



to something like this.





But my first idea would maybe be to swap the YZ250 or the KLX450R + some cash for a KTM 200.  Then sell the YZ250f later.



Question though. How is the KTm 200 in sand.  How will it fare at Atlantis dunes? Will a 250 maybe not be the better way to go?
Or YZ250 with weighted flywheel and WR gearbox? Is that even an easy mod to do?
 

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