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firecracker22

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Wooo-Hoooo! I just finally started the process of buying my new KTM E/XC 200. I am so excited!

I was torn between the E/XC and the M/XC and the dealer only had the E/XC in stock so that pretty much made up my mind. I think that will be the better bike for me anyway. I'm coming off an XR 200 so the M/XC would probably make me work too hard since I'm used to being able to lug through technical stuff. But it will still have WAY better suspension for when I start racing motocross.

I am still waiting to hear back on my finance application but as soon as that comes in I get to start ordering goodies to go with it! A new set of gear was first on the list, as well as gas can and all the necessary fluids and stuff. And bark busters. I'm going to try the new Acerbis Rally 2. The dealer even had those in stock.

I hate this part! I want to pick it up NOW but I have to wait until next week since the dealership will be closed for a customer appreciation campout. Darn them anyway!


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Fire C, Sounds like you made a good choice, good luck, you will love the orange bikes!

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Like my uncle used to say " the more it hurts, the better it will feel when it stops hurtin". It's worth the wait.

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Congrats! Chalk up another looker for the pumpkin patrol
Yup us Euro guys must just have what it takes to lure the girl away from the bland land of rice bikes


Next up! GSR


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Time to step up Gospeedracer!!

Come on Aimee! I sat on the 200exc this morning that is waiting for you in Sparks NV.

You could even get yours while good 'ole firecrackers waits


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Originally posted by firecracker22:
I'm coming off an XR 200 so the M/XC would probably make me work too hard since I'm used to being able to lug through technical stuff
With the KTM you'll actually be able to go faster through the technical stuff

And Patman, you sayin' I ride a girls bike?


Congrats Firecracker... so you wanna race?



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FC22, you make a good point about the EXC's low first gear. If you feel you need a "bailout" gear, then the EXC is fine. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th are darned close on both bikes, so the EXC will not prove to be a problem for you in any way gearing-wise.

A really agressive rider may never use first on the EXC, but it is there for slow trials work. I saw Ray Peters do some amazing slow trials stuff on a 2000 200EXC. It has a much more friendly power delivery and lugability at slow-slow speeds than my 300. So much so that the 300 will be getting a 13 on the front next time around (14 now).

Are you able to keep the XR? That sounds like a really neat second bike, and a great bike to introduce your other GF's to the sport.


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Great choice!!

You'll need the working headlight for the night-time poker run at the Midwest Spodefest. Last year was my first time ever riding at night. I think we rode 18 miles, and it was complete blast!!!


Hope to see you and the new bike there.

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Originally posted by TexKDX:


Are you able to keep the XR? That sounds like a really neat second bike, and a great bike to introduce your other GF's to the sport.

I wish. No, I had a really weird deal going on financially—Even though my pickup is in my name, I owe mom for it since she paid cash for it and gave it to me. So I had to sell the XR—got a really good deal for it, too—and give her the cash, and then she’d co-sign for me on the bike. I wanted to keep it and for those reasons but there was no other way to get the money. Unfortunately.

But it works out ok since my bike will be my only payment.

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Good luck with the new steed. Please give us a ride report ASAP. I've got a major jones forming for one of those bikes.


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Welcome to the group of KTM owners. You should love the bike. Like *william* said, you actually go over the technical stuff instead of riding through it. Its amazing how much better a rider you are when you get good suspension under you, unlike on the XRs.

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Congratulations FC!!! How exciting!


Ya, Ya, Stick, leave it up to you to rub it in! I am pretty sure I'm gonna go with the 250 though so you can get your butt off that 200 in the shop.


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Oh, look who decided to show up, GSR. Stick, are you still drunk from last night, or what? A 250 huh? Can someone bring a camera along? I've got to see the first ride on that!

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Congrats to both firecracker22 and Gospeedracer. You've both made good choices but I've got to hand it to firecracker for choosing the 200. It's an awesome little bike. Not that I am biased or anything.

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Well, lets look at the delay as a positive thing; you still have time to change your mind and get the best 200 out there, the GasGas that is


Welcome to the Euro board where we have nothing better to do than to argue which brand is better


Oh and Monkey Butt, I'm not the least bit biased either


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