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KTM demo day

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by GeorgiePorgie, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    So for those of you that went, what bike did you like the best?


    I really liked the 350. The suspension was soft, but seemed to be the best of every bike there. And the power was very very smooth. Wasn't harsh like the 450, but wasn't too soft like the 250SXF

    That's awesome that KTM does this. It's so nice to be able to ride machines instead of relying on magazine reviews!
     
  2. loneranger171

    loneranger171 PR Addict

    Location:
    Navarre
    350sxf the perfect vet bike especially for slow vets like me lol
     
  3. Meister

    Meister PR Founding Father

    Racing Number:
    649
    150 - freaking blast! Holder pinned and shift! Pick a line and its going there. Scrub n whip like its a bicycle. I can't own one though. I have a feeling I'd blow it up alot.

    250f - baddest (good) stock 250f I've ever ridden. At 215 it pulled me around great.

    350 - super fun. Ring it like a 250f on straights and jumps but pulls like a 450 out of corners. This tempts me. Felt lighter than the 450 (prolly is?). It confused me.

    450 - riding it last and having some time on my smoker now, I could def feel the "heaviness". However, it did feel very nimble for a 450. Stick a pipe on it, maybe add 1 tooth, and I think it might be the bike for me..

    My only issue is that my knees hurt. The very front of the shroud seemed to be wide to me and every corner I was bangin my knees..

    The KTMs will spoil you. Good brakes, killer clutch, good ergos. Look sick, but damn they shoulda kept the frames orange. If I get a 16, it WILL have an orange frame. Awesome that they offer this opportunity. Plus the dudes at AES Ktm are great to work with.

    JO had the tracks on point. I told him after my first ride on the big track that it was good. He said " not as good as I want", so he went out n busted ass prepping the whole track. Then i went back out after prep and it was wide open 2 stroke moto heaven. The only two obstacles I didn't get along with were the 2 rollers/hips against the woods. My bone stock suspension could have been adding to the uncomfort level though.

    Killer day at the cliff for sure. Awesome to see some ol regulars around. Wish i coulda hung around more but the baby was getting hot n cranky.. Georgie has one coming. Dude ganked my oakleys off my tailgate. Didnt even think about it so i started walkin around eye ballin for a thief to cut their fingers off.. Well i go tell george n he offered me a cold water.. Came back with my glasses on.. Paybacks a B word Baker.

    Still think Mr.16 could ride a national with minimal effort.
     
  4. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    It was ok, drier than normal, bummed. But thankful you guys thought it was good.
     
  5. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    It really wasn't that dry. The corners were great.
     
  6. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    MUCHO BETTERO today. Track got rough, bumps and jumps and such. Some chop, stayed pretty good all through mid afternoon. Took 2.5 hours on the dozer to fix it all. It was like some nitro bug was set loose with tannerite and a rifle. Totally worth it though.
     
  7. wbecker

    wbecker PR Member

    Location:
    Clinton, Ohio
    I wanted to ride a 350 badly because it's at the top of my wish list...and I did ride it. I also rode the 450 and for sheets-n-giggles decided to try the 250 2-stroke. 250 2-stroke blew me away. What fun it was riding one of those. I hated the 450 and as much as I want to like the 350 it just didn't seem to be as fun as that 2 stroke. I think I'm converted. Done with being beat up by my 450.
     
  8. TwentyThreeMX

    TwentyThreeMX PR Founding Father

    Location:
    chesterland, oh
    I loved my 2011 350.. I can only imagine how far they have came since. I will own another one day!
     
  9. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    Tomorrow?
     
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  10. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    Matthew dropped his bike in the pits, and broke the end off his KTM front brake lever. Called the dealer about buying a stock KTM 85 from brake lever. You can replace it for the LOW LOW Cost of...............$115!!! Yes, $115 for one front brake lever. Think I will stick with Japanese bikes.
     
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  11. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    WTF????
     
  12. MX955

    MX955 PitRacer Pro

    Location:
    Waterford,Pa.
    Racing Number:
    955
    But then you will have to sink another $115 into the Japanese bikes front brakes to get them to work half as good as the stock KTM Bembro brakes..go buy a $45 aftermarket folding lever and never have the problem again.
     
  13. Meister

    Meister PR Founding Father

    Racing Number:
    649
    Rumor has it Ktm mini bike brakes suck too..
     
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  14. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    I get 50% off sunlike folding levers. you want a set ?
     
  15. saplakc

    saplakc PR Addict

    You can buy the flex levers for like 69.00 from Rocky Mountain. More durable than oem. Also if your calling holeshot KTM in Akron they are straight retail. No discounts. Pointview always has great prices on oem.
     
  16. john lilly

    john lilly PR Addict

    Location:
    Canton
    Racing Number:
    548
    I did the same thing John, I was told that they were $100 for OEM levers so, I opted for the break aways KTM levers for $55. It is also true that the 85 breaks suck after they get some time on them and are not Brembo's but they sure are fast bikes. I did the Jap thing and currently am not further ahead than I was on the KTM's but I'm hoping our luck turns around this week when we get the bike back from the mechanic, for the battle series.
     

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