KTM freeride 350 or Scorpa T-ride or OSSA explorer

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  1. More CowBell

    More CowBell gotahave moreCowbell

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    Im really thinking about one of these 3 bikes. I love tight single track and also have started doing a little trials. Does anyone know anything about any of these bikes? It looks like the Scorpa & the OSSA are coming to the US. I cant find anything about the freeride 350 coming or not. From what I see the OSSA looks the most trials and the KTM look the most trail so I think the Scorpa is some where in the middle. Let me know your thoughts.
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  2. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I'm sure the Ossa will be the better trials bike by far, if thats of interest to you.
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  3. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    350 free ride promo.

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/n2eUucG4gwU" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

    Scorpa....

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    and yup, the Ossa looks like a dedicated trials bike.

    Check out the Freeride E too. Looks like fun.
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  4. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    Rusty,
    the Freeride would be the BOMB! But I have not heard of even a rumor of it coming to the states!
    I kinda hope it doest, theres 3 women folk in my camp I would have to buy one for! :huh

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  5. Duke78

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    My money is on the FREERIDE!!! Can't wait to get my hands on one :lol3
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  6. More CowBell

    More CowBell gotahave moreCowbell

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    Do you think you could bring me one, "PLEASE"
    It looks like its not going to make it to the US this year.
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  7. CodeMonkee

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    Since the OSSA is two stroke I kind of doubt that you will be able to plate it in most US states, but it's light weight interests me the most - it is a good 20 kg or 44 pounds (claimed) lighter than the KTM, and IMO that makes a big difference in a dirt bike, especially of this kind.

    Why plate it? Because there are a lot of off-road areas where you just can't legally ride unless the bike is plated.
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  8. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    What states do you know of that outlaw 2 strokes?
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  9. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Instead of waiting for unobtanium, why not just buy an EXC200? They are strong running, maybe 220 pounds in dual sport trim and easy to plate in most places. If you want trials grunt just swap on an FMF Gnarly expansion chamber. Then maybe add a Rekluse clutch and skid plate to go rock crawling.

    Not that both the Freeride and the Ossa aren't calling out to me, because they are. I'm saying you could do about the same now for way less money with a decent used EXC 200 and a little work. That kind of bike is exactly what my MXC200 is morphing into.
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  10. Tee2

    Tee2 I SAID! Woo Hoo!

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    IL. Well not just 2 strokes but if it says "Off Road use only" it can not get a plate. Are there any 2 stroke street bikes any more? Yes some people get lucky and get a DMV person that doesn't care and give out a plate. But I have heard of the state taking back plates too.

    I was looking at a 390 Berg but is not worth the risk to me. :cry
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  11. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    OSSA Explorer is coming to Canada in June. They intend to make it street legal here. Probabl;y the same for the states. Its built on the same engine and design as their TR280i trials bike. Basically if you already ride a trails bike and you want it street legal trials bike, the OSSA Explorer is it. It weighs 163 lbs.
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  12. guns_equal_freedom

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  13. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    Just about a bazillion 50cc scooters...
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  14. DocRogers

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    All of them...
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  15. colorado80439

    colorado80439 Been here awhile

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    I plated&titled my EXC 200 last summer in colorado
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  16. hillwalker

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    Legal to plate 2T's in Texas.
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  17. DocRogers

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    ...and there are lots of riders who plate 2 strokes and get away with it, even here in the crowded northeast. But in Maine, at least, there is new inspection protocol which will make it a lot harder to do. Not a problem for me personally, but looks as though it will make it hard for a lot of people to register their 2 strokes.
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  18. lamotovita

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    And WA, ID, MT,AZ, that I know of personally.
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  19. BikePilot

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    Plating a 2-stroke is no different than plating an off-road only 4-stroke, at least everywhere I've lived. If you can make a CRF450R street legal you can make the Ossa street legal. Neither will ever have a tag in the states from the factory for a myriad of reasons.

    I've not ridden any of those, but am pretty sure the KTM will be the best dirt bike and the Ossa will be the best trials bike.
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  20. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    What are the myriad of reasons why would the OSSA explorer not be street legal in the states?
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