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Old 10-06-2019
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Hi thanks for advise. They donít make the KTM200 any more they are not very common. There was one for sale for 7500$ I think they are worth 4500$ so itís an availability issue, they are VERY tall
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Motobird, what bike have you decided on?
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Hi thanks for advise. They donít make the KTM200 any more they are not very common. There was one for sale for 7500$ I think they are worth 4500$ so itís an availability issue, they are VERY tall
Not the earlier models that shared the 125 frame, up to 2007(I think?).
I noticed one locally here for $3600 recently, not that that helps you any.

I occasionally ride with a 16 yr old girl that has about an '05 model.
She goes anywhere here father does on his 300 SEF-R(sometimes further) and that thing is a mountain goat.

Honestly, those earlier 200's are probably one of the most capable (& fun) bikes for the vertically challenged, but they are getting hard to find in good nick.

What's your budget?
I can't remember if you needed rego either?
If money's no object consider the KTM150XC-W or the new ADR compliant 2020 KTM150EXC.

...and what's wrong with having 3 or 4 bikes?
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Old 13-06-2019
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Yes I was drooling over the 2020 ktm 150EXC but theyíd be 14000$ thereabouts.
I bought a KTM FREERIDE 250 R yesterday.
$4000 with rego.
It is the 2 stroke and claimed weight 93kg. It does 70-80klm with one tank, while the Beta did 40 klm in one tank the seller said.
So Iíll put up here the veredict once Iíve ridden it a few times
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...and what's wrong with having 3 or 4 bikes?
Exactly, I have 5.
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Old 11-08-2019
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Ok I got my ktm freeride 250r two stroke.
The suspension is that good it goes over logs I canít even feel them.
It goes up the hills like a gheko
It is 93kg and my feet are flat on the ground.
It is the best bike I could have got.
Lots of torque down the bottom end, doesnít like high speed transport.
Fuel 80:1 so I spend an hour doing maths in the shed when I refuel.
Does 60klm in one tank so I carry bottles of Gatorade with mixed fuel in my backpack.
Apparently Iíve been told when guys get them they smash them and they break not as tough as enduro, but I ride like a fairy so itís perfect for me
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I for one am genuinely happy for you Motobird:
... Thanks for keeping us-all updated here btw.
I agree the Freeride is best for you: Well done!

quote= "Fuel 80:1".. Oil/fuel mix is better 50:1?
quote= "I ride like a fairy". You're an Angel imo.
Nevertheless... A bash-plate is a good idea imo.

You should PM MissyC imo... She's good value.
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Negative on the 50:1 hairy. The manual actually states 80:1. They run better on that mix.

Check the Freeride thread on here for heaps of tips mate. Good buy. Enjoy.
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That must be some supa-dupa pretty fancy oil then Pete:
Better not falsely "Economise" on any 2nd rate crap then.

Edit: Maybe it's their way of meeting Emission Regulations?
I'm suss about all of that. I doubt 80:1 would be sufficient.

Edit2: At that-such a meager amount: Residue is a factor:-
The 5 or 10 ml left in the bottle blows the mix out to 100:1.
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125ml of oil in a 10litre container of fuel. Easy.

My trials bike is meant to be 100:1 by the way.
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