Im confused on which one to buy....

Feb 26, 2001
Ok, heres the deal, im buying a KTM, thats all there is to it. I have three bikes which i am choosing from, and since i dont know the different year models really well for KTM's i need some help deciding which one is the best deal and which one a semi experienced trail(maybe a little motoX)rider like myself should get.

bike #1
1997 KTM 250 EXC, set up for Alan Gravitt, definitely fast, extremely powerful for a 250, a little rust here and there(rear sprocket, little stuff, mainly appearance), but runs great and is set up great for woods. price 2700$

bike #2
2000 KTM 200 EXC, BRAND new with all the goodies, bark busters, RAD valve, so clean you can eat off of it. price 4500$

bike #3
1998 KTM 200 EXC, this bike is also so clean you can eat off of it, but it is a 98. Also this one is about 1000 miles away, where as the other bikes are only about 100 miles away. If this bike wasn't so far away I would definitely buy it no question, but I just dont know........price $3000

Any advice is greatly appreciated becuase im not really familiar with mods and changes on these year bikes by KTM



Sponsoring Member
Mar 7, 2000
No Brainer

Definitely the 200 if you can part with the money.


Lifetime Sponsor
Nov 8, 1999
I think I would buy the 2000. Mainly because of distance, and the goodies. I agree with you, if the '98 were closer I would probably buy that one.


Sponsoring Member<BR>Club Moderator
Oct 23, 2000
I just drove 1600 miles round trip to pick up a bike. It's super sweet...I mean looks new, 2000 model Gas Gas for $4000. GasGasBill who I bought it from was honest and described the bike perfectly. I would be reluntant to buy a bike sight unseen and have it shipped and 1000 miles is a looooong way. Go with the 200 if you can afford it.

Apr 23, 2001
That 2000 model is the way to go. You'll have hassle free riding for a couple of seasons if it's already been run in and jetted sweet.:cool:

Sean Reid
2000 KTM200EXC