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Created by jamiek_uk2000 on 25 Nov 2014 20:08

jamiek_uk2000 on 25 Nov 2014 20:08

I'm joining the bike community again as I'm going to buy an enduro bike.  I had motocross bikes when I was younger, but now I'm older and fatter I want something I can greenlane/light enduro on.


Anyone ridden/owned one of the new fuel injected off road bikes?  The last bike I had was a 2007 YZ250 2-stroke.  Anything I should be aware of when buying/owning?

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Cjwatson27 on 25 Nov 2014 20:36

Are you still allowed to go green laning there all shut by me now 😒

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jamiek_uk2000 on 25 Nov 2014 20:48

Yeah they've closed quite a few down by me, or they've stepped up the police presence to stop us doing it.  


I've got Carmarthen which is about 30 minutes from me which still has loads of them open, plus they've just opened up another two tracks which we can ride.  I've also got some tracks up the Swansea valleys that we are allowed to ride on.  It did get a lot worse which is why I sold my old bike but in the past few years a few farmers have got back into it and allowed us on their land. 


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Owain on 25 Nov 2014 23:01

I'd love to do some green-laning, but there are barely any roads around here where you can do it. 

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jamiek_uk2000 on 25 Nov 2014 23:19

It's a good laugh.  Plus I won't look gay like I would in road bike leathers :)

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Owain on 26 Nov 2014 08:30

Hey man, it's not what you wear it's how you wear it. Perhaps if yours didn't have the tassles ;)

I'll definitely be booking myself onto some of these off-road experience days in Wales next year though, they look a right hoot. 

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AndyJ on 26 Nov 2014 09:18

Since when we're bike leathers gay? My boyfriend loves them! 

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jamiek_uk2000 on 26 Nov 2014 17:58

Well I got a bit excited, found one and I just put a deposit down this morning.  Financing 4 grand on it and I pick it up on Saturday morning


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KTM-350-EXC-F-14-/301251997693?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item462404affd

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jamiek_uk2000 on 26 Nov 2014 17:59

Owain, they are an amazing laugh those days out.  I've always had bikes and I've taken mates who ride road bikes on them and they always love it!  They always moan about arm pump though, they seem to think that they won't get it as they ride all the time

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Owain on 26 Nov 2014 22:50

I don't know anything about off-road bikes, but £5.5k for a 350cc bike with no kit seems a hell of a lot to me. 

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jamiek_uk2000 on 26 Nov 2014 23:12

The prices on bikes have gone up a lot over the past few years.  Motocross bikes all use EFI rather than the old carb setup that they used to, which has bumped up the price it seems.  Two strokes go for a lot less since they are cheaper to buy new, plus KTM come with all the extra's that other bikes don't (Brembo brakes, WP suspension, Excel wheels)


My cousin just bought a brand new 450 version of this bike and the 250/350/450 EXC-F are £7800!  Mega bread!

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Owain on 27 Nov 2014 08:40

That's insane, what it is about these bikes that makes them so much more expensive? As a rough guide against the MT-07, a massively popular road bike:


MT-07EXC-F
Engine700cc twin350cc single
Power73hp45 hp
ABSYesNo
Weight167kg107kg
Tank capacity14 litre9 litre
RRP£5349£7299

Clearly I'm missing something, I just don't really see what. 

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jamiek_uk2000 on 27 Nov 2014 14:29

I think it's as they are race bikes, they constantly update and change things, to try and get that tenth of a second each lap. That pushes development costs up.

Stop ruining it for me already owain, I've not even picked it up yet

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Owain on 27 Nov 2014 17:06

If you're in it for that kind of money, might as well just drop £41k on a Kawasaki H2R.

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jamiek_uk2000 on 27 Nov 2014 19:38

A mate of mine has put his name down for one, going to a show tomorrow to see it up-close and in person and then putting a deposit down.  Madness

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