Honda's NEW 250 DS

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alaskajeff, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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  2. GuateRider

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    Hi Jeff, getting a new toy for the winter ??:D:D:D
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  3. AKjack

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    My 12 year old already wants one of these... She is already rocking her 125 and wants to be road ready
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  4. Drunk_Uncle

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    I too have looked into this bike and maybe one for my wife, but I can't see it replacing my XR. It is only 30 lbs lighter and is down more on power than I thought it would be. If it had been under 300lbs I would have been more interested in it. Going to consider it when the aftermarket catches up with it specificly bigger fuel tank and wolfman racks. It is nice for the money I give that to Honda.
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  5. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    I hear ya, I am not considering it at all but thought it would be a good entry level DS for smaller (under 6') riders.
    Any nibbles on the ole' XR?
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  6. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    If I could convince the trails end guys to let me test ride theirs, I could give you a solid opinion vs the WR250R. :deal

    Sitting on it and looking at it, I like it a lot. If it had been out when I bought my WR, I'd probably have the Honda due to the price differential alone. Performance wise, I think its more comparable to the now-fuel-injected XT250 and KLX250S than the WRR.
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  7. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    Early reports are it is a little weak on power but that just means typical Honda longevity. We wouldn't have gotten Jr the WRR had it not been a two-year old floor model as price new was WAYYYY too much. Can't imagine it would take a whole lot to make that lil 250 get up n go a lil faster by doing the usual mods. We haven't touched the WRR as far as exhaust, chip, etc as the gains just aren't worth the $$. Runs great, VERY reliable, and if Jr can keep it upright, should last us awhile.

    On the downside, my 20yr old daughter has been pestering non-stop for a bike. I keep telling her that as soon as she completes the MSF, I'm willing to talk. Guess what....she just got scheduled. :eek1 So much for my PFD this year.:cry
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  8. Alaskajeff

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    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/mcd/3263357982.html :D
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