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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2008, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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New guy...need tips

Hey guys. I've been riding motocross on 2-stokes for a few years now and have decided to crossover into the world of Supermoto. I'm looking for a 250 that I can use to get started on for track days. I'm a Honda boy, but I've heard nothing but praise for the KTM and Husky. Any opinions out there?

Also, as far as the track day format. Since I've never done anything Supermoto related, are there practice free sessions in addition to the races? Thanks for the help guys, and I definately look forward to seeing all of you in the near future.
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KTM and Husky both make or have made factory supermotos. Neither brought their smaller factory bikes like the 250s here. I would probably stick with the big Japenese 4 if your looking for a 250. I loved my YZ when it didn't hate me. Most use 4 strokes for the engine braking.

As far as track days, they are an open format. We share time with karts at Concept Haulers raceway (better know as Norway). The number 1 rule out there is to have a quiet bike. Any MX based motorcycle is going to be too loud stock. It will have to be quieted down. There are plenty of people here to help you with that. No 2 is to be safe and 3 is have fun!

Check out our web page at www.chicagolandsupermoto.com
Also keep your eye open here, besides the "official days" once a month we almost always have people riding somewhere or another everyweekend.

There are a couple of race organizations in the area and I have the links to them posted on the website.



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Thanks for the welcome. I live in NW Io most of the tracks are a pretty good haul for me, but I'm more than willing to drive to get into the sport. I'm looking at a KX250F my friend is selling right now.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 09:17 AM
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is the KX already setup for SM? if not, you may want to shop around. you'll save a ton of $$ buying a bike that's already set up.
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The YZ's are the most bulletproof based upon what I've seen
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My YZ250f was a POS. Your mileage may vary, of course. If I were to get a Jap 250 for dirt/Sumo duty, it'd be a Honda.

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