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Old 11-03-2010, 11:38 AM   #115
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Originally Posted by bluesman
Sorry about offtopic - RE: CRF230 motard...

No it is not available :(
Not in Germany. Not in Belgium. Not in France. Not in UK. Etc.
Not at all.
And even more. Not a SINGLE homologated light offroader here.
Off road use strictly 450s and 250s.
It is first time I ever hear about CRF230 motard, I swear.

The only ever bikes you can buy new that would somehow fit in is WR125X, XT125X, XT660R (thou it is not light bike) and offroad road legal WR250R. Kawasaki has offroad road legal KLX250S. Suzuki DR-Z125SM (actually not really capable of anything). So...where is 250-400 cc motard?
That seems surprising if the market is as you say. Here (US) the Japanese manufacturers each offer a motard and each quite different.
CRF230M, KLX250SF, WR250X and DRZ-400SM. Maybe due to the fact that each offers basically the same bike in dual-sport trim. I imagine the dual sport market is a little larger in the US than western Europe.
Though we get basically no motorcycles below 200cc

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