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Old 09-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #61
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The Tornado is an upgraded and different bike from an XR250cc.
Suspension and motor are different. The old XR's were tougher, I put a lot of miles on them.
I'd disagree. The tornados are a step down from the old XR250 dirt bikes sold in the US. They have cheaper suspension, drum rear brake, just shoddier build quality and components all the way around.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:18 PM   #62
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The Tornado is an upgraded and different bike from an XR250cc.
Suspension and motor are different. The old XR's were tougher, I put a lot of miles on them.
@ Mike: Sorry I figured the Tornado was just an upgraded version of the old XR250.

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Remember to look for hidden costs in the price of the bike and factor in your fees for registration for a new bike.
@Mike: Will do, Thanks again for the help here, I hope It can also help someone else in the future. Mainly just to buy a bike in the US and ride it down. Haha.

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And tip the Pemex workers, they don't earn much.
To anyone who has never been to Mexico a Pemex Worker is someone who works here.

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:20 PM   #63
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I'd disagree. The tornados are a step down from the old XR250 dirt bikes sold in the US. They have cheaper suspension, drum rear brake, just shoddier build quality and components all the way around.
I think that's exactly what Mike was saying.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #64
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Yes, but Airhead understood, he knows the old XRs were tougher than the new XLs, but the Tornado will do fine for you.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #65
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When in Mexico I saw lots of Italikas are they not made in Mexico?
Heard they are only assembled in Mexico, all the parts are made in China.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #66
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Yes, but Airhead understood, he knows the old XRs were tougher than the new XLs, but the Tornado will do fine for you.
Hope that my new 2013 Yamaha Double Purpose YBR 125 G will do me fine.







Hope this works out. Also Im thinking about driving from Mexico City to Veracruz tomorrow on the new bike. Arent you living in Veracruz now Mikemike.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:32 AM   #67
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I am here. PM me, I will be busy until Saturday afternoon. Maybe have some time Friday AM.
Heavy rains here, hopefully will stop soon. If it is still raining, hang atound in Puebla a little, it is a good stop on the way.
Congratulations on the new bike, always lock it up!
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #68
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Bike looks great for mexico! That thing should get great fuel mileage.
Hope it's cheap to register and insure too.

Maybe Mike can recommend a good lock for when you have to park outside.
I've left the V-Strom on the streets quite a few nights but would never do that with a small bike. My dirtbike stays inside when my butt isn't on it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #69
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Bike looks great for mexico! That thing should get great fuel mileage.
Hope it's cheap to register and insure too.

Maybe Mike can recommend a good lock for when you have to park outside.
I've left the V-Strom on the streets quite a few nights but would never do that with a small bike. My dirtbike stays inside when my butt isn't on it.
A lock on the gate at the supervised parking is the best option.

The proposed energy plan for Mexico will in no way be affected by the fuel consumption by that bike. What you save on gas, you can spend on some very good food and beer.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #70
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A lock on the gate at the supervised parking is the best option.

The proposed energy plan for Mexico will in no way be affected by the fuel consumption by that bike. What you save on gas, you can spend on some very good food and beer.
Exactly, I'm getting fairly decent millage around 3.5 Liters per 100 kilometers.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #71
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This one is already in DF. Bet it gets great fuel mileage!

http://mexicocity.en.craigslist.com....134251192.html
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