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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #5926
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Yeah, I was looking on Yamaha's website this morning and was looking at the XT225. Sounds like that one's a serious contender... Need to finish paying off the TU first, but the daydreaming continues.
XT250 you mean?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:07 AM   #5927
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Yes, the xt225 and the xt250 are worlds different.
The xt250 is not very popular being heavy and low power.


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XT250 you mean?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #5928
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Or if you want to jump into the 21st century:
WR250R:At the dealer

and prepping for 2 months journey to Alaska & Canada:



You can almost pick up 2 xt250s for the price of a wr
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #5929
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The XT250 is the current model. I'd recommended the 225, since they're still easy to find with low miles and low prices.

The WR250R has a huge following, but they are much more money.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:11 AM   #5930
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Back to talking about the fun and practicality of motorcycles of 250cc and less...

I'd never ridden off-road before, but had a blast trying out the new WR250F. I would love to get a dual-sport bike now, but it's not feasible for me to have more than one bike right now and I know I'd regret getting rid of the TU... Sigh.
Hello Shipman,
AtlasExp is correct I think they stop making the XT225 in 2007, Your ride on the WR250F was a low end enduro bike not a Dual sport. The WR250R or even a XT250 is the Dual sport line.


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Old 01-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #5931
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You can almost pick up 2 xt250s for the price of a wr
Yes the Xt250 is about $4900 and a WR250R is $6700. I bought mine as a 2011 left over for $4961 about the same for and XT250. But the forum is not about how cheap we can go, but about information(all the info) on touring with thumpers in the 250cc class and under
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #5932
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Yes the Xt250 is about 4900 and a WR250R is 6700. I bought mine as a 2011 left over for $4961 about the same for and XT250. But the forum is not about how cheap we can go, but about information(all the info) on thumpers in the 250cc class and under
Yeah Id just figured Id comment on it because alot of people look at 250s for upfront cost savings . The WR (unless you get a deal) is priced close to alot larger bikes , I could have picked up a honda NC700 for what a WR retails for last year . Now that doesnt factor in the smile factor of WR over a cheap big bike . The WR is a nice bike , a really nice bike but its priced at 1.5 times of all the other 250s on the market .
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #5933
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Yes the Xt250 is about $4900 and a WR250R is $6700. I bought mine as a 2011 left over for $4961 about the same for and XT250. But the forum is not about how cheap we can go, but about information(all the info) on touring with thumpers in the 250cc class and under

He said getting a second bike wasn't feasible right now, so I mentioned an affordable alternative. (Although as somebody pointed out the 250F isn't a street legal dual sport model.)

Some folks like em' new & some folks don't care.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #5934
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He said getting a second bike wasn't feasible right now, so I mentioned an affordable alternative. (Although as somebody pointed out the 250F isn't a street legal dual sport model.)

Some folks like em' new & some folks don't care.

I like to buy mine pre scratched!
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #5935
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I'm also enjoying my XT225. Went to the NY International Motorcycle Show on Sat. and looked at the new Honda 250 dual sport.

Very nice, not too high a seat, FI, and only $4500 MSRP. But it felt considerably heavier than the XT. If you check the stats, the XT is supposedly 268 wet, and the Honda is 320, 50+ lbs, a major difference, especially in the woods.

As much as I wanted to like the Honda, I think I'll be keeping the XT.
I don't understand why the new CRF-250L only weighs 26lbs less, wet weight, than the XR650L's wet weight? They couldn't get it any lighter? Disappointing to say the least
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #5936
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I don't understand why the new CRF-250L only weighs 26lbs less, wet weight, than the XR650L's wet weight? They couldn't get it any lighter? Disappointing to say the least
Ive heard of guys tearing down perfectly good bikes, welding in gussets to prevent cracked frames from loading for long distance touring in rough terrain. If a stronger frame is the reason my 250 cc weighs almost 300 lb dry, I don't mind.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #5937
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Hmmm I have had no power issues I must be doing something wrong?

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Yes, the xt225 and the xt250 are worlds different.
The xt250 is not very popular being heavy and low power.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:25 PM   #5938
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How does that XT250 handle highway speeds? Do you have a horsepower figure?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #5939
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I don't have a HP figure, it cruises nicely at 55mph this was a picture of a week long 1300 mile ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I go much lighter on weekend trips if you keep the weight to around 35-40lbs you can't even tell it's there i have had a blast on this bike.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #5940
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I wonder which is faster: TU250 or XT250.
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