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View Poll Results: Which bike would you choose?
Yamaha WR250X 22 47.83%
Honda CRF230L 12 26.09%
totally different bike (please specify) 12 26.09%
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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Which bike would you choose?

I have a friend that is planning to buy a motorcycle within the next few weeks. The current two bikes we are stuck between are the yamaha or the honda. We are leaning towards the yamaha right now. The bike would be used as a run around town bike. I just wanted to get other opinions as well. Thanks!

2008 Yamaha WR250X

Type 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke;4 valves
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Carburetion Fuel injection
Ignition Direct ignition coil
Transmission Constant-mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Chassis
Suspension/Front Inverted fork; fully adjustable, 10.6-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; fully adjustable, 10.4-in travel
Brakes/Front Hydraulic single-disc brake, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic single-disc brake, 230mm
Tires/Front 110/70-17
Tires/Rear 140/70-17
Dimensions
Length 83.1 in
Width 31.9 in
Height 46.9 in
Seat Height 35.2 in
Wheelbase 56.1 in
Ground Clearance 10.2 in
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal
Fuel Economy** 71 mpg
Dry Weight 280 lb (CA 282 lb)


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2008 Honda CRF230L

ENGINE
Engine Type 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke 65.5mm x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Induction 30mm CV carburetor
Ignition CD
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.0 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustability; 6.3 inches travel
Front Brake Single 240mm disc
Rear Brake 220mm disc
Front Tire 2.75-21
Rear Tire 120/80-18
DIMENSIONS
Rake (Caster Angle): 26.83°
Trail 103mm (4.0 inches)
Wheelbase 52.75 inches
Seat Height 31.9 inches
Ground Clearance 9.5 inches
Curb Weight 267 pounds (*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 2.3 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
OTHER
Emissions Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
Available Colors Red
Model ID CRF230L8
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One year Coverage of defects in materials and workmanship
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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I voted for the yami just case I want it.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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I would ride the WR just like a dirt bike anyway.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #5
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street legal 230 FTW

Street legal dirt bikes are just so much more fun. Then you can motard that .
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Street legal dirt bikes are just so much more fun. Then you can motard that .
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a guy i work with has the Yamaha. He uses it as a run around and rides 25 miles to work on it as well. seems like a great little bike. its really cool that it comes with the street tires.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:08 PM   #8
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I say get a busa!!!!!!
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I have a friend that is planning to buy a motorcycle within the next few weeks.
Do they know how to ride?
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #10
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Who say's you cant ride the WR250X in the dirt?
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:48 PM   #12
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I like the yami best so far. Sat on both on Saturday. Both very nice bikes.
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Can I ride it when yall get it? I wil let you ride mine?
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I say get a busa!!!!!!
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can i ride it?
I asked first foo!
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:24 AM   #17
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Did yall end up gettint the wr250x? I saw someone on one in the TK pics.
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And can I ride it, please!!!!!!!!!!
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