|11-01-2013, 01:41 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Safe haven from Zombies aka Flagstaff AZ
RMX vs KDX for a big guy
I am looking at comparing RMX 250 with a KDX 220. I am looking for a winter project and making a nice little woods bike/single track bike. I know both of these bikes are heavier than KTM 250EXC, but they are cheaper and a little easier to find in my area. I know parts for an RMX are harder to find. It seems to me that the KDX is a smaller bike but that might be my imagination. So any thoughts/input would be appreciated.
|11-01-2013, 06:02 PM||#2|
The Kanto Pain
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Château d'If
Both are great bikes.
The KDX220 has a big following in the U.S and folk rave about its woods ability.
Check out this site:
As for the Suzzie:
Scoll down the left side to the RM-RMX Series link.
Word around the campfire is that "S" version is the one to get:RMX250S. Apparently pushing out a few more ponies, and better sprung than the earlier models.
Comparison of Dimensions
RMX 250 S 2002
Overall Length: 2,260 mm (89.0 in)
Overall Width: 880 mm (34.6 in)
Overall Height: 1,275 mm (50,2 in)
Seat Height: 945 mm (37.2 in)
Ground Clearance: 325 mm (12.8 in)
Wheelbase: 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Dry Weight: 113 kg (248 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 249 cc single cylinder 2-stroke. AETC 2.
|11-03-2013, 06:43 PM||#3|
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
I loved my RMX and only moved up to a 300EXC because I am a torque junkie. I found that it had plenty of power once on the pipe and handled really well. It was also the smoothest shifting bike I ever owned. Mine had slight clutch chatter marks that made the clutch a little draggy. I'm told Suzuki clutch baskets were notoriously weak. Many guys upgrade to a Hinson clutch basket but I was too cheap.
They are softly sprung from the factory. I am 180 pounds and mine wallowed badly until I upgraded the springs.
The stock tank is great. Somewhere over three gallons and also narrow. It extends very far down. Mine had a 13 tooth sprocket and I went back to the factory 14 tooth. It would climb trees with the 13. The RMX had a weird triple head gasket as opposed to the RM single. I think they were aiming to mellow the power. I heard rumors that you could have an RM motor by going to a single gasket and some minor port work.
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