I decided to step up from my other bike. I spent a lot of time researching 250cc bikes that were not full enduro bikes. End of the day the 250r was the best. Got it, put bark busters on, bash plate, dropped a tooth on the front, put offroad tyres on and put a FMF powercore on it.
Use it at our farm, and to date it has been flawless. I was pleasantly surprised recently when it out climbed a KX250 on a hill climb to the point where the guy on the KX gave up, turned around and went back. Although only 20cc more than the TTR230 we have (also a go...od bike) the power is vastly higher. It will whip up to 100km quite easily and catches the 230 without trying. The reviews are correct, its not a beginner bike, especially as it it bogs down at low revs and likes to be revved, thus the few times i have come off are normally when im trying to be careful at low revs and stalls when i go for power. Simple answer is to drop a gear and keep them up. If you don't have the money for a 250r, id personally look at the current KLX250.
Purchased in December 2018 at Yamaha.
Japanese Quality, tough and quick. Value for money.
Although it's only a 250cc, this engine packs a punch and will work its hardest to satisfy your desires.
On the highway, it does vibrate and the wind can push you around, because its high off the ground and lightweight but I used to manage it, however, i did not have fun doing it. It does keep up with the traffic and can comfortably do 110km/h but as I mentioned before the ride is not very comfortable on motorways doing high speeds.
The WR250R offers excellent suspension. Unfortunately, the price you pay for this means the seat is high an...d because of this shorter people might not like it. I am not tall but I coped. There are plenty of aftermarket accessories available so you can customise your WR250R to your liking. Service intervals are far apart making the ownership of the WR250R more cost-effective than dedicated dirt bikes.
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