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Old 06-16-2008, 09:48 PM   #831
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Originally Posted by kdub
I've been thinking of getting a used xt225 for the wife but haven't found a decent one yet so I was thinking I may just buy a new xt250. Other than the extra 25cc's are there any other differences. With gas prices, these kind of bikes are hard to find even new around here - went to 2 stores daturday and neither had anything close (street legal).
The 250 has a rear disk brake which is nce but also only has a 5 speed transmission which is not so good. The worst thing is the 250 has gained a lot of weight over the 225 - something like 35 pounds. I'd rather have the lighter 6 speed 225 than the porky 250 just to get a rear disk.
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