What 4-stroke for R25k?

LoopSoosStroop

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For casual Gauteng riding and some Lesotho exploring. I'm really itching but don't have money ATM.

What's the pick between CRF250/450 and WR250/450? Better or worse than old KTM's?

I'm not mixing 2 stroke.
 

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You can pick up a few WR/CRF'X 250's for that price!

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I would not go for a 450, pick either a WR250 or CRF250 for that price and be happy.
I would avoid the older 250 KTM's
 

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I sold my wife’s CRF250X for 26k last year and it was mint. If you are patient you’ll find the right bike. That CRF never missed a beat!
 

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Slight hijack on. Just throwing it out there. What about the old Huskys? Got a pic of this 450 sent to me last night. Seller wants R30k. Any opinions? Slight hijack off.

 

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No Husky for me but thanks Dennis.

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I'm leaning towards a 2008+ WR250F, but my wallet is leaning towards a PW50.
 

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250X would be my choice, but budget on checking the piston and valves. They were notorious for eating the valve coatings up until around 2007 models.
DenDirtbiker That is a pre-BMW takeover Husky, I'd be very weary. Absolutely sweet bugger all local support. I think 30k is highly optimistic
 

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Thanks guys, I like Honda and the 250X, but have heard horror stories about their top ends, as well as second hand experience with the same issues on a riding buddie's bike.

Does the the WR250F also have the 5 valve motor like the 450?
 

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You talking about tpi on the KTM's?
Thought that was introduced last year!

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I'm talking about injection on the F, not the smoker. 2012/2013 KTM 250F might be a decent option, but R10k more expensive.
 
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