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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:18 pm 
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If you fancy something different there's a bunch of ex french army Cagiva 350's on Ebay.

There's a bit of a cult following for ex british army MT350's as well - these are quite capable on easier byway's and even on tricky ones in the right hands. The MT 350 club has a lot of trailriding events.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Cheers Jonpaul il have a look into them, might be a bit heavy for me though!


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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:47 pm 
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*Bump* still looking for advice!


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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Although a DRZ400 is over 33bhp, a restrictor kit is an easy mod. They are very reliable, not too heavy and relatively comfortable for road use. If you are commuting, I would go for an 'S' rather than an 'E' as it is more road friendly.

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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
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I've had XR250's and they're good, but a bit buzzy on the road and you have to 'dance' on the gear shift

Now got a DR350SE and it's a good bike, nice on the road with a 6spd box and a broad spread of power. I also have a XR400R and the chassis/suspension is streets ahead of the DR on the trails

Not much between the XR400 or DR350, but the XR400 just pips it...............but I do like the electric start of the DR350, that said my XR400 is a really easy starter

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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:33 pm 
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johnnyboxer wrote:
I've had XR250's and they're good, but a bit buzzy on the road and you have to 'dance' on the gear shift

Now got a DR350SE and it's a good bike, nice on the road with a 6spd box and a broad spread of power. I also have a XR400R and the chassis/suspension is streets ahead of the DR on the trails

Not much between the XR400 or DR350, but the XR400 just pips it...............but I do like the electric start of the DR350, that said my XR400 is a really easy starter


Better late than never John, the post was 3 years ago, so he's probably got a KTM by now....or packed up altogether ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 10:01 pm 
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johnnyboxer wrote:
I've had XR250's and they're good, but a bit buzzy on the road and you have to 'dance' on the gear shift

Now got a DR350SE and it's a good bike, nice on the road with a 6spd box and a broad spread of power. I also have a XR400R and the chassis/suspension is streets ahead of the DR on the trails

Not much between the XR400 or DR350, but the XR400 just pips it...............but I do like the electric start of the DR350, that said my XR400 is a really easy starter


Better late than never John, the post was 3 years ago, so he's probably got a KTM by now....or packed up altogether ;)

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Aye, maybe useful to others though, in future

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 Post subject: Re: Honda XR 250 v 400 v Suzuki DR350 v Yamaha TTR 250
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:02 pm 
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I've got a xr400! It's great and easy to kick start! Does me well around Northamptonshire! A mate of one has a ttr raid, to be honest I think that's a better all-rounder since he's done a few 120 mile trips on motorways with ease.

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