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Old 12-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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2012 gasgas 300 vs ktm 300 vs huzenberg 390 vs ktm 350 exc

What one and why? I am starting to get partial to the gas gas 300. (lower seat height by 2 inches compared to ktm)
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 EC 300 Gas Gas and its a great bike with a fantastic motor bbbbbuuuuuttttt parts are a pain in the #!!## ass.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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I think around here in the PNW between Tasky's and Skagit Power Sports you're covered. I'm buying an older EC 200.
I don't think they're better than KTM but they're not orange! Dare to be different.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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I think around here in the PNW between Tasky's and Skagit Power Sports you're covered. I'm buying an older EC 200.
I don't think they're better than KTM but they're not orange! Dare to be different.
I am very different with my 13 year old 200EXC.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
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No love for the beta 300? How sad.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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I have a 2010 husky 250 WR. Love the light weight and snappy power. Sold my KTM 450 exc after the Husky spoiled me.
If your hooked on a 300 check out the Husky. There are some great deals out there on them.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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I'd like to see more talk between Beta350 and KTM350 plz
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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I'd pick the llghtest one, unless you are want performance weighted toward dual sport, then go four stroke. I've got a 390 and took a short ride on a 350. The 390 seems "quicker" handling to me, which translates to easy handling in tight stuff. I think in reality it carries its weight a bit higher, which makes it a handful when you start to lose it.

Both the four strokes are a pain to pick up when they are down, and over a day of riding tight stuff, a good bit more of a work out. Now, you might not fall over, which makes that point moot. Picking the silly things up is an issue for me, though. The extra pounds in tight stuff are always there, whether you fall or not.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #9
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I am not hooked on anything yet. Just exploring my options.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:19 AM   #10
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Mike,

I can't believe somebody hasn't already pointed out the obvious - does it really really matter? You are just gonna ride it a couple of times and then move on.....

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #11
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I would decide on 2st or 4st first. Once you have that decided, I would buy the best one you can find within your budget. I don't think you would go wrong with any of the bikes listed.

Not sure if you're going new or used, but there's a couple decent used KTM 300's on craigslist at decent prices right now.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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Mike,

I can't believe somebody hasn't already pointed out the obvious - does it really really matter? You are just gonna ride it a couple of times and then move on.....

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I don't know what your talking about.

I thought 3 trucks and 2 bikes in a year was normal?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #13
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Personally I would go with one of the 2st options..There all good..what about the Husky? Great deals on those right now..
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #14
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I don't know what your talking about.

I thought 3 trucks and 2 bikes in a year was normal?

Normal? I guess that all depends. If you have Vehicular ADD, it probably is.

Maybe more test rides or better feel for what you are really looking for?

This was way too easy!

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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Mike,

I can't believe somebody hasn't already pointed out the obvious - does it really really matter? You are just gonna ride it a couple of times and then move on.....

T
If that is the case, we should be steering him towards the bike WE want.
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