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Earlier model Ktm300s
« on: April 06, 2012, 10:28:41 am »
Are the newer models (07+) that much better than the earlier 01/02 bikes?



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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 04:07:08 pm »
My 07 300 felt way way better than the 04 300 I had before that. But it is difficult to say if it is actually the bike or setup, suspension, overall newer condition etc.

So, I don't know.
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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 04:47:18 pm »
price wise? 40k vs 20k?
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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 05:46:52 pm »
price wise? 40k vs 20k?
Sold my 07 for 25k - and it was still good (sold in one day). If you are patient, good deals on these come around from time to time.
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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 05:48:39 pm »
There is probably nothing wrong with getting the older bike (check that the spares are still available, should be) , but it will not have the same performance, the newer bikes are a bit better.

Cant comment on the price because I guess that depends on its condition and I don't know at new 2-stroke prices. The newer bike looks superb in that photo.

Why not go with a 450, there is less fiddly with the fuel and you can roll on and off the power? I guess if you want a lighter bike this would be it.
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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 07:02:50 pm »
Bluebull, I feel that 450s are too high maintenance.

They cost alot more to rebuild. Obviously 2 smokers need rebuild more often, but I think in the long run, they are cheaper to maintain.


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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 08:26:57 am »
Are the newer models (07+) that much better than the earlier 01/02 bikes?



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The new 300 is MILES better. dual mapping, lighter better throttle response, better suspension etc.

The 2002 models were rattlers of note. Get a 2008 +. Spares are still available, or better get the 250. People are so full of opinions, but they have never ridden the 200,250 and 300. I hate the 300 rode the Husaberg with full Hayward suspension and the KTM with plenty mods and a stock 300. They all feel like ringdingers to me, Then there is people that swear by them(look at Louwrens Mahoney he is a 15% better rider when he swing a leg over a 300. For the rest of the world a 200 or 250 will be better. The technical that people say the 300 is better in is Roof style climbs etc.

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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 08:48:29 am »
I dont want to spend 50k on a bike and then have it roll down matroosberg. Im looking for a recreational playbike that i can throw around.

Otherwise, I would just go KDX200, but I have a feeling that there wont be enough power to enjoy atlantis.
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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 09:03:54 am »
Well buy a R30 K bike and spend R14000 on repairs after a while.......

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Re: Earlier model Ktm300s
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2012, 09:58:35 pm »
I had an '04, then an '07 and now a '10

There are SIGNIFICANT improvements between the 3 models
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