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Old 06-29-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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XL650, XL 250 or yami WR 250 for northern Michigan roads and seasonal

Roads? Running trails and the street. Not sure what to buy. 250 powerful enough or 650 to heavy for the trails?
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:18 PM   #2
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WR250R, hands down... Maintenance, and convenience... or CRF250L for cheaper WR250R alternative, and just as capable.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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WR250R!! the way to go!! Yes! WR250R!! love that bike!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Roads? Running trails and the street. Not sure what to buy. 250 powerful enough or 650 to heavy for the trails?
'Depends on the pavement, the trails, and the rider. Some riders can blaze singletrack on a 950ADV or Tiger 800XC. Some people are comfortable using a 250 on the slab.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:52 PM   #5
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Why is the yamaha so much more than the honda 250?
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:16 PM   #6
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Why is the yamaha so much more than the honda 250?
Higher-spec components. The WRR makes a little more power, has adjustable suspension damping, and makes a bunch of wattage for a little bike. It's also a Yamaha, which usually seem a bit pricier to me.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:50 PM   #7
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Why is the yamaha so much more than the honda 250?
Depending on Honda year, FI with associated upgraded battery and alternator for fuel pump, etc.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:08 AM   #8
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Depending on Honda year, FI with associated upgraded battery and alternator for fuel pump, etc.
2 grand worth ?
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #9
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2 grand worth ?
Kind of tough to swallow for sure. On trying to justify it, the WR is a higher spec design and is years ahead of the others listed.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:04 AM   #10
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Yamaha WRR250 would be a good bike for what you want to do, or a DRZ400.

For what it is worth, you can also street-legal MX bikes like WR450, CRF450 and KTM's in Michigan real easy.
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