2007 250F MX Scorecard

JC Hilderbrand | March 19, 2007
The Final Countdown

2007 250 Motocross Scorecard

The power numbers for the latest crop of 250s are close  but the Kawasaki gets the upperhand in peak ponies.
The power numbers for the latest crop of 250s are close, but the Kawasaki gets the uperhand in peak ponies.

Chassis/Handling:
1. Honda
2. Suzuki
3. Yamaha
4. Kawasaki

Fork:
1. Yamaha
2. Honda
3. Suzuki
4. Kawasaki

Shock:
1. Yamaha
2. Honda
3. Suzuki
4. Kawasaki

Motor:
1. Kawasaki
2. Honda
3. Suzuki
4. Yamaha

Torque figures for the new 250 Motocross machines.
Torque figures for the new 250 MX machines showed no dramatic differences, with every bike’s peak with 0.5 lb-ft of the others.

Ergonomics/Rider Controls:
1. Honda
2. Suzuki
3. (tie) Kawasaki/Yamaha

Brakes:
1. Yamaha
2. Honda
3. Kawasaki
4. Suzuki

Transmission/Clutch/Gearing:
1. Honda
2. Suzuki
3. Yamaha
4. Kawasaki

Our final word is derived from having testers rank the bikes as a whole. After all, you aren’t buying just a transmission or set of suspension. Some will argue that a bike is only as good as its weakest link, but as far as cliches go, we prefer the idea that a machine should be considered as the sum of its parts. That being said, here’s how our crew ranked each 2007 motocross bike as a race-ready machine. The number of first-place votes are in parentheses.

Overall:
1. Honda (2)
2. Kawasaki (2)
3. Yamaha (2)
4. Suzuki

Back to the 2007 250F MX Shootout.

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