- Mar 24, 2015
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Good all round advise here!@Eben, no worries bud. The reality is that the crf230 is pig heavy but its low seat height and tractor power make it a very capable machine. Yes many will say the suspension is sh*t and the engine at mid to high is pap but at the end of the day it's still one of the best ladies / beginner bike around and has stood the test of time alot longer then many other models.
KTM freeride and ktm200 lighter and over all better equipped but then you are going to have to to pony up more doe. All I can say is every ride my wife has taken her 230 including group rides the 230 took her around with ease. But as you progress and want less weight and more refinement then you will be shopping around again.
We having a look at options now but will have to be something good to unseat her 230 I can tell you.
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Like we spoke about on Saturday Eben, think the 230 will be a good all round learner bike, they are indeed bullet proof! But definitely get her on one and puttering around as a test (lots around to try, think Luke offered too?) and then if she is happy pull the trigger! I am busy trying to acquire a 230 for my girlfriend too