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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2009, 09:23:19 pm »
Have a good look at a WR 250. I reccon they are the best little enduro bikes around (my personal opion) excellent suspension, light,  good strong motor, spares are relativly inexpensive and readily available, reliable bike all round ....and has more than enough power and grunt to enjoy.

I had a nice little play on a XY250 and a WR 250 recently....for me the WR wins hands down for the weekend fun enduro riders.
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2009, 09:30:18 pm »
Have a good look at a WR 250. I reccon they are the best little enduro bikes around (my personal opion) excellent suspension, light,  good strong motor, spares are relativly inexpensive and readily available, reliable bike all round ....and has more than enough power and grunt to enjoy.

I had a nice little play on a XY250 and a WR 250 recently....for me the WR wins hands down for the weekend fun enduro riders.

Ridden the WR250 and KDX200. Between the two of them I preferred the latter.
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2009, 09:35:42 pm »
cool...will give it a try when I can find one here in zululand. the only kawa I have seen at the fun enduros is the new 450.... :o that thing is a beast. huge power, absolutly insane bike to ride. Too much for me.
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2009, 06:59:05 am »
 My 5 cents

An enduro bike is better for the average joe not racing and enjoying ourides, weekend.
The electric start is + which the mx dont have. The gearing on the mx bike is different , the cam profile is also diffrent, where the Enduro's have more torque on bottom and the Mx on top.

The mx bike require diffrent gearing, flywheel , susp , 18 inch etc etc etc. But when thats sorted you have a racing machine thats light and fast.

I would go for the WR 250, I am a big Yamaha fan. They r strong, parts not to expensive and seem to last forever when well maintained.  The KDX 200 is also an option.

For the pocket , get a enduro bike
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2009, 07:23:38 am »
Have you won the WFO series yet?
Or is it going down to Richmond ?
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2009, 07:59:53 am »
WR250 is the 4-stroke right? I'm heavy so a 450 may be the answer NO?

I assume the WR250 comes with a happy button.
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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2009, 08:07:18 am »
WR has happy button and is 4T.

The 450 feels a lot heavier than the 250, the 250 is almost like a 2-stroke in weight.
The power is like a 200 2-stroke though.
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2009, 12:51:07 pm »
IH i am in the learning process. I have a RMZ 450 (4 yrs now). Liked it, bought it when I did not do any much home work and was going to ride weekends.

I now got bitten a bit by the race thing. Did a race or two (more off road than enduro) and found the bike not well. Stiff suspension etc etc. Started looking for enduro bike. Looked at the 300 XCW but could not find one and seems like they are pre sold (new ones). I eventually settled for a 200 XCW. No happy button but starting is a breeze so far. Got it last week and rode first time last weekend. I like it very much. More than enough power. I think the 2 stroke gogga bit me. It is so light and handles like a dream.

For me it feels like a light 2 stroke is the way to go for enduro. Maybe on the off road races I'll run out of legs against the 4 strokes but I am not planning to win, just to enjoy.

Light is the answer. Enduro bike is the answer. MX is MX for a reason.

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2009, 01:28:08 pm »
I must also add that my KX hasn't had a lot of money spent on it lately, so the kick start is worn out and no longer square with the bike. Kicking it with wet muddy boots is a mission.
I'm also vertically challenged which makes it even more interesting when standing in a dip.

I think a happy button is a must for those times where you stalled in an akward place.
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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2009, 03:50:48 pm »
Would a 525 be too heavy for enduro's? JohnST's bike fits right in my budget
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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2009, 07:27:59 am »
Would a 525 be too heavy for enduro's? JohnST's bike fits right in my budget

yes. But it will work for offroad racing.
 

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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2009, 09:22:56 am »
Have you won the WFO series yet?
Or is it going down to Richmond ?


Hi Shark

I had bike problems and lost to much time. I finished the race in 11 th place, thats realy bad compared to the other races. Well, its racing!!!!

I still managed to win the championship by 170 points. Next year I am entering the 200cc class.
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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2009, 09:26:29 am »
WR250 is the 4-stroke right? I'm heavy so a 450 may be the answer NO?

I assume the WR250 comes with a happy button.

why did you leave so early ?

i got to ride the YZ250 2stroke with WR parts on it
and wr250 and 450
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Re: Which Enduro bike to buy??
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2009, 09:50:08 am »
WR250 is the 4-stroke right? I'm heavy so a 450 may be the answer NO?

I assume the WR250 comes with a happy button.

why did you leave so early ?

i got to ride the YZ250 2stroke with WR parts on it
and wr250 and 450

Pity I missed out

I was supposed to be home at 10h00, only left Zone 7 at 10h15, not a good move.... :-\.

Did you know about all the new fences they put up for the new highway they're building?
I spent another 1/2 hour riding up and down the new fences looking for a way to get through. In the process I found a lot of new paadjies to be explored in more detail. :mwink:

I guess it's going to be the 3-stroke in the end, it seems like the best compromise as far as enduro bikes go and I'm not keen on the maintenance costs of a 4-stroke.
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