You would think Honda and Susuki would see the writing on the wall. Actaully, Kawasaki needs to step up to the plate as well. The KLX is no where near resembling an OEM model, unlike the year the 250 class debuted and hoard of XR250s raced
i would love to ride one of those huskies too, so it isn;t a rehash, the motor for all their four strokes are new? I like the way huskies look, and if they run like their two smokes, man look out! i'm kind of torn btween the husky and the TM though, man they look good too!
Too bad that picture didn't show the new VOR's. They are completely different. Parimeter frame. Smaller. Lighter. Gas Tank goes under the seat. A 250, 450, and 530. Quiet an impressive looking offering. The VOR shown there is a 2001 model.:)
From info I'm getting from my local dealer, it's just the 250 and 400 enduros that are getting the new engine. The other models still have the older design. He also said something about a 150cc thumper in the works.
Anybody see a lot of DRZ-like looks in the Gas Gas 400. Man, I swear both sides of the motor look a whole lot like my DRZ. Of course, the rest of the bike looks like a works machine compared to my relatively mundane DRZ, but the similarity in the motors is amazing. Maybe I'm just hallucinating..again. :cool:
kdxfile, have you had much experience in the past with the huskies? i mean 4-strokes? i've seen the way their two-strokes run (very impressive). just wondering, cause i'm kinda torn between 250 and 400.
I must say it is nice to hear people excited about husky once again. They have a long history in the motorcycle world . I think I am going to try a 360 or a new 400. They seem to be making a definate effort again.Some competition for the japaneese bikes is good to.
I haven't had any personal experience on the thumpers; I rode a 00' WR250 all last year though. I was really impressed with the manufacturing quality of the bike. Probably the best of anything I've owned. I'm also torn between the 250 and 400 as far as the power goes. My local dealer will have some demos to ride so I plan to try and get a test ride on each when they come in.