Originally Posted by Klay
Check out the swingarms...the DR has a beautiful extruded aluminum piece compared to the sloppy weld job on the XT225.
Not that it makes any practical difference.
I think the XT225 is a slightly better bike...again, not different enough to make me go to the effort of acquiring one.
Glad someone else noticed, even the little things, like the nubs where the snail adjusters click into are nice little pieces that are screwed into a raised section on the swingarm, vs some welded on little sticks on the yammies.
Here is a pic of the Yammie swingarm for reference, look how cheap it looks, also note the welds and general frame quailty in the pics.