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Which Bike CRF250L vs KLX250S

CRF250L vs KLX250S   28 members have voted

  1. 1. Which would you buy for onroad/offroad trails

    • Honda CRF250L
      13
    • Kawasaki KLX250S
      8
    • Other - post preference in thread with reason
      1

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I believe it's a KTM with a LIFAN sticker, indeed a sense of humour

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Those with sharper eyes caught it ! Thanks !

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Owned the crf250l for about two years, very happy with it.

The single radiator has never been an issue for me on all different types of terrain.

I went with Honda because of the price, both bikes are rock solid imo so just find the best deal.

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Another satisfied CRF250L owner here. I'm actually enjoying it more now than when I first got it.

Question - what are the tire options available in Bangkok? Need to replace the IRC rear soon. Thanks for any advice

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Sure , have you found the old tire suitable for your riding ?. If so then look at a similar pattern from Pirelli , Mitchelin , Dunlop etc . The IRC,s that Honda fit as OE seem to be disliked due to their low quality , but some say the aftermarket IRC,s are better .Price will be 2,500 max .

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Jeff thanks for your advice. Am considering the IRC GP21 & 22's as well as the Dunlop D605s which cost a bit more.

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Sure , i havent used the tires you mention. You need to pick tires that you estimate are the most suitable for you riding style / speed , the terrain you expect to ride ( tarmac / dirt / stone / mud ) and the price / tire life you are happy with . 100 people will give about 40 different answers !! .Giving some more information will help other people to advise . The tires i use on my road legal enduros are 60 / 40 Pirelli MT 21 and the much more aggresive 90 / 10 Michelin AC 10. Neither are cheap , or last long .Also have a look at " VEE " tires , made in Thailand .

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I commute daily within Bangkok. Was thinking of getting better off-road tires for a bit of adventure, but will probably stick with the IRC, really haven't had a problem with them and they're cheap.

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ID: 60   Posted (edited)

I had a CRF for 2 years and absolutely loved that bike.  I didn't think it was that heavy but then it was the motard model.

 

Never dropped it and did a lot of mods to it. Number one was replacing the bog standard muffler to a FMF Q4.  Huge difference in weight and response.

 

Had about 25k on the clock and never had any engine/gearbox or other troubles. Sold it to a big American guy who was happy as hell with it.

 

Only down side is that it wasn't that quick on the road. I changed the front and rear sprockets which dropped the revs a bit....it use to scream a bit at around 115kmph.

 

Just wish they (Honda) had a similar style bike here with say a 450/500cc motor. That would be sweet. The 500X is getting there but not too fussed on pressed steel swing arm.

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The CFR250L is going to be my next bike and for reasons like this:-

 

 

52,000 miles (84,000km) without any mechanical issues, that's all I want to know.

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For those who are considering the CRF now, go for the Rally! Then no mods are needed...

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From people I talk to - who do much off road both here and Laos - Cambodia ... If you ride mainly dirt - KLX.  If you ride mainly street - CRF

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1 hour ago, Namplik said:

For those who are considering the CRF now, go for the Rally! Then no mods are needed...

Any mods the CRF needs the Rally needs more. Same bike - just more weight.

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On 18/03/2017 at 4:45 AM, canthai55 said:

From people I talk to - who do much off road both here and Laos - Cambodia ... If you ride mainly dirt - KLX.  If you ride mainly street - CRF

One of the guys I ride off-road with has a KLX...next to no difference TBH

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After suspension mods then the CRF and the KLX are basically the same bike......except you can get way more farkles and goodies for the CRF than you can for the KLX.


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After suspension mods then the CRF and the KLX are basically the same bike......except you can get way more farkles and goodies for the CRF than you can for the KLX.


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After suspension mods then the CRF and the KLX are basically the same bike......except you can get way more farkles and goodies for the CRF than you can for the KLX.


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After suspension mods then the CRF and the KLX are basically the same bike......except you can get way more farkles and goodies for the CRF than you can for the KLX.


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You can say that again!!

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