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125cc two stroke 9 2.25%
200cc two stroke 45 11.25%
250cc two stroke 105 26.25%
300cc two stroke 221 55.25%
450cc four stroke 20 5.00%
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:59 AM
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I really like my 99 EC200. I would love to have 07/08 200, but I would be disapointed if the newer 200 did not perform (motor wise)like my 99 EC200.

I do have limited time on a XC 250. My riding buddy, rides a EC300. We do swap bikes, and I find myself getting lazy on the trail with the 300, the 300 really does not suite my riding style. With the 200 I like to point and shoot, brake drag slide turns, keeping her wound up and hang on! The midrange is hit is pretty smooth, but it will let you know when it comes on the pipe! I am pushing 46 years young and I am a die hard 2 stroke guy.

Long live the 200

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Old 12-12-2007, 07:48 PM
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I have an 05 MC 125 and a 03 FSE 450. I have also ridden the 200ec ,250mc, 250 ec, 300ec. I think that the 250 was a lot of fun and a good do it all bike. Would love to try a 07 450 as the 03 was a hoot of a trail bike. But if I was buying a new one I'd have to lean towards a 250.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:23 PM
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Well I am now a fan of the 250's! I loved my 04 300 but the torque pulled on my arms pretty good. The 250 just plain rips and is easy on the arms. Wait a minute my bike is a 275.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:10 PM
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I have been riding 300 2 strokes for years then went to 4 strokes now i am back on the 300.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:39 AM
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Default I ride a 250...

I think the 250 is the bike for me.im 35..275 lbs I have riden all of the gasgas 2 stroke line,and one fse450. all my riding crew have somehow became very lazy and went from 200.250, s too 300,s... I think it is some sort of middle age crissis that has struck them as they keep on telling me it is so easy to ride a 300..as I contemplate this I realize that they started out playing video games of mx and I think they are returning to that mentality,,I think if the GPR wasnt in the way they would mount a play station controler to the bar clamp..and hook it up../I can hear it now...to hit this hill all you need to do is (a,b left,bbac,righta,toggleup.)
then in the real world I see in there eyes fatigue(arm jerk,fighting to stay on) setting in about 4 hours into the rides and I hear that (this thing is kicking the shizz out of me)and I just think im tired but im not that tired.Now understand that the 4 hour rides are in very very tough technical and knarley rock out cropings we carve a hill climb through..but if we go elsewhere were usually good for say 6 to 8 hrs..Im the one needing to loose weight in the group the worst but all the 300 riders have gained a couple pounds since switching,I remember talking to Jim Cook at loretta lynnes a couple years back and he stated that the 250 was the hot rod ..and he was retiring to the old mans bike the 300..well put Jim
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:07 AM
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I often hear that dichotomy between the KTM and GG 250s and 300s.

"The 250 is the hotrod." "Best do-it-all bike." "Easier to ride."

"The 300 is the torque machine." "Rips my arms off." "Lazy-man's bike."

Well? Which is it?

I'm wondering if the folks that think the 300 rips their arms off are riding it differently? I've ridden KTM and GG 250s and 300s and I've not really thought of the 300 as an arm-ripper by comparison, though I'd consider a G2 Throttle Cam one either of them.

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Old 01-23-2008, 04:59 PM
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Hey Rick,

The '07 300 i rode was completely stock except for jetting. You could ride it so it rips your arms off, or you could ride it mid pace and it was still happy and worked well. Thats why i think of this bike as the do it all bike, because it will do it all, at any pace

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Old 01-23-2008, 05:37 PM
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having a 300,I dont see the hype about them being too much pull on the bottom or too much for a longer race,I havent gotten exhausted once during a long race,never gotten stuck on any hills I couldnt get up and have never ever flipped the bike over,the beauty of my 300 is that its sooo controllable in any situation,no surprises,I know what the bike will do and when it will do it,it tracks much better than my last two gassers,a 200 and a 125 ever did,twist and go,you need more its always there,going slow,hardly ever stall the bike either,who knows maybe I should ride a newer 250 and see if I could ride faster on a 250? sounds like the guys with the 250s are scared of the 300s power!
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:56 PM
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In our poll, the 300 beats the 250 by 60% to 30% (with the others sharing the remaining 10%).

I wonder how the 250/300 would behave with an auto-clutch?
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:02 AM
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Both Jim Cook over on smackovermotorsports.com and EricK have been running them for awhile now and really like them. If I get a second GG (125 or 200) I'm tempted to try one. Too bad they don't make the Pro model for the GG. Perhaps it would be worth a call to Rekluse, to see if the Pro basket for a Honda could be adapted to the GG gear. I'd have to see the parts in hand.
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