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Which Brand Dirtbike

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by nutnfancy, Jan 5, 2010.

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Which brand dirtbike do you prefer?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2010.
  1. Yamaha

    53 vote(s)
    34.0%
  2. Honda

    48 vote(s)
    30.8%
  3. Kawasaki

    15 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. Suzuki

    9 vote(s)
    5.8%
  5. KTM

    31 vote(s)
    19.9%
  1. Jan 5, 2010 at 2:01 AM
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    nutnfancy

    nutnfancy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For you offroad enthusiasts in riding dirtbikes, which brand do you prefer? The new 2010 YZ450F is sick though.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:05 AM
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    nutnfancy

    nutnfancy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I guess the size and brand of a dirtbike matters a liitle, but it really depends on the rider to make it a really bad ass bike. Does anyone else agree?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    myrcrocks

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    I think it more depends on what type of riding you do... track, trail, technical single track, etc... Different manufacturers make different bikes that are better suited to some tasks than others.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:21 AM
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    DunkinTbags

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    The Honda CRF series are hard to beat, I have a CRF450X and a CRF250R and both are indestructable.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 at 4:23 AM
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    nutnfancy

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    A guy like Travis Pastrana who is an all around rider should switch to let's say a Yamaha 450, he would still be pulling off double back flips, trail riding and stuff as he would on a Suzuki 250.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    SC4333

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    I'm a Suzuki guy, but it all comes down to the rider in the end. The performance difference in like classes from one manufacture to the other is nil.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Zac808

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    I've got a KTM 525 motor in my quad and that thing is sick. If I ever get on 2 wheels it will be a KTM.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Veccster

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    KTM - 'nugh said!

    Are you looking for a bike? Why a 4-stroke? What kind of riding do you do that you think the YZF450 is so great?

    Around here, that will only do well on the track. In the woods, you need something more nimble. The KTM's seem to dominate around here. The 300 will keep pace with (or beat) an F450 and is much easier to handle - its not top heavy.

    I have the KTM 200, which can scream like 250 2-stroke and has the low-end grunt of an F250.

    I previously owned a CRF250R and hated it in the woods and hills.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    yamaha or KTM
     
  10. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    gouge44

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    cant beat a honda. the things are indestructable and straight rip
     
  11. Jan 5, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Yamaha because thats what I have always riden, but now a days they are all so close to eachother that it doesnt really matter.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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  13. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    steve o 77

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    If you keep the air filter CLEAN on the four strokes. Those valves ar the weak link in the hondas.
    If I were going 4 stroke I would get a yamaha or KTM because those ARE indestructible.
    I personally like 2 strokes more (I have a 250sx) and voted KTM
     
  14. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    I got a YZ125 in 01, I think right around the time of the YZ250F's, it was my 15th bday and I always wanted a 125, DUMB I know. I like the 4 strokes over the 2 strokes any day because you dont have to have the bike revved out all the time on the trails. But everyone that rides preferes one brand because that is how they were raised.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    I have an '04 Honda Crf250r. I love it.
     
  16. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    I voted Honda, but I think the major brands are all very good. My family has for the most part, always had Honda bikes and they have all been good! My dad still has an old Honda TL250 trials bike. It still fires up just fine and rides it every once and a while.
    My first bike as a kid was a Suzuki 80cc, and it was a great bike.

    So I think they are all good quality, it all comes down to what you need and what you will ride, price, and if you like a brand over another for whatever reason.

    I prefer Honda, because I always hear about how good they are from a wide range of people. It's kinda like people always saying to buy a Toyota. If only Toyota made dirtbikes lol. But Honda is damn good in my opinion.
     
  17. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    honda nuff said! my buddy has a ktm and that thing is always in the shop!
     
  18. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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  19. Jan 5, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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  20. Jan 5, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    yamaha for the ftmfw. miss my 450 :pout:
     
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