RTW on a 250? WR250/KLX/XR-L or Chinese?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Adv Grifter, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

    Apr 14, 2007
    Middle Park, Brisbane, Australia
    My main concern with a 250 class bike is the high frequency vibes I seem to get from them if ridden for a decent length of time.

    My old KLX used to kill my hands, and I just got back from a few days on a ZZR250 and my hands are still tingling 24 hours after I last rode the thing...

    I don't seem to suffer from it on any of the bigger (650 class) bikes I have ridden, not even my 640 and it is one of the bad vibrators.

    Having said that, the ZZR and the KLX both have solidly mounted 'bars, not rubber mounted like some (my 640 and my old DR650 for instance).

    Fuel economy is awesome though, I was getting 25K/l on the ZZR, and my KLX could do about the same...
  2. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

    Jan 18, 2010
    Passing ADV Stalkers in California
    The DRZ250 wasn't offered in the USA as a "Road legal" bike, far as I know. And has not been imported for 5 years, mas o menos: GONE.

    Looks fantastic! I'm still favoring the old DR350SE. Wider seat, tougher, heavier frame and sub frame. With a 440 kit should do OK in the Andes at 5000 meters. And best of all? its 60 lbs. (27 kgs) lighter weight than my DR650!

    DR650 = 324 lbs.(147 kgs.) DRY vs. DR350SE = 264 lbs. (120 kgs.) DRY