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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klxrdr, May 13, 2007.
...and the obsession begins...
I reckon an RM80 mudguard probably won't be a bad fit at all. I've bodged a set of RM80 side panels on to my DR125 and they look about right.
I can't post any photos though of either of my DR's as I can't do them as attachments and I don't have a hosting account anywhere yet.
I reckon a mid 90's RM80 Big wheel set of forks will go straight on from my working out - not sure whether the DR wheel would work with it though but if it's all doable then it should give 2 or 3 more inches of travel.
Do y'all think this is a reasonable price for a '13 DR ?
bike - $4200
prep fee - free
freight - $174
tax - $ 276
Out the door price ----> $4700
I live in a big city, Houston. Rare for dealers here to have a dualsport bike. Dualsport/offroad bikes are not that popular here. I have not bought a brand new bike, and don't know if it's normal to pay MSRP. Dealer insist he's making almost no money on this deal.
In 2011 I could have bought a brand new DR200 for $3998 OTD.If you have cash money,you can get OTD for a lower price.
Complete rip off given you're state. Texas regulations for dual sporting a dirt bike are extremely easy going. Just buy a dirtbike that has lights - something like an XR or WR is a great platform. Ignore the dual sport kits and just add some blinkers, horn, a handlebar switch, and at least 1 mirror. Total cost will be around $100 on top of the purchase price of the bike. In other words, you can get a much more offroad capable bike for about 1/3 of the price of that DR.
Here's a couple potential bikes in your area:
I already have two plated dirtbikes in my garage. I don't want another one. They're uncomfortable on pavement. Seat give me wedgies. Bad gas mileage. Low gearing. Vibraty.
I want a rolling couch on two wheels. I'm done flying thru the backroads at 60 MPH. I'm just looking for something easy and slow. I know most riders are adrenaline junkies. But not me. When I go ride dualsport, I want to go out and relax.
Maybe I'll hate the DR. Maybe I'll love it. Don't know unless I try.
that's me on some days...DR200 is the rolling couch!
Pretty impressed by this little bike. If your a bigger guy thats on the fence about purchasing one I made a little vid. I'm 5'10" and 250lbs.
I'm also past the days of tearing down back roads. At 68, my reaction time isn't what it used to be so I stay within my limits, especially when riding on gravel and dirt roads. I think you will find the DR to be lots of fun, but not a "couch on two wheels" (unless you're used to a couch with little padding); my butt starts to hurt after about 90 minutes in the saddle.
oh ya...the couch part is all relative...I'm about 130lbs, and when I take it down a gravel road in 2nd/3rd gear, the bike feels like it's just a pogo stick floating over the terrain
but if you're a bigger guy, you'll use up the travel for sure
and is it bad that I'm only 29 and don't really like tearing down roads anymore?
I'm looking into the Honda Grom to fill the DR200 void.It's a updated old design with a lot of updates and even has FI.All for $3000.
I'd not worry too much, I'm 31 and I only go steady on the road too
I'm thinking the same thing. I have not committed to the dr200 yet, so let me know how it works out for you.
So nobody has any comment on the dealer's offered price?
Frankly, I thought they should be giving 'em away around here. Hardly anybody rides DS here. And those that do won't ride anything small. I was surprised to even see one at the dealership.
I think the OTD price should be $3900.My honest opinion.If they don't sell well there then they should have no issues taking a lower offer just to get it out and make room for more inventory that will sell.
I'm slowly making my way through the thread from the beginning, so sorry if someone's already covered this. Something i've picked up on being mentioned about the DR 200 is it#s lack of 6th gear. I know the DR 125se engine shares an awful lot of parts with the 200se and wondered if anyone has tried dropping the 6 speed transmission out f a 125 into the 200 cases?
i have a 125se motor sat in the garage with a dropped inlet valve that could be be used for parts but don't want to get that far if someone else has already tried it and it doesn't work.
I doubt if the 200 would have the power to pull a 6th gear anyway. It already struggles to pull 5th on uphills or headwinds. Just don't understand the point of trying to hotrod a DR200. It is a good 14hp small dual sport that is as reliable as an anvil. It does NOT have a bunch of corked up potential that can turn it into a snarling or even quick dirt bike or a comfortable highway tourer. Accept it's limitations and its a fun little bike. Not happy with those limitations, there's a lot better bikes as a starting platform.