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2010 250 Motocross Test Commences

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It’s 250F dirt bike testing time at MotoUSA. Friday we hit Piru, today raced Glen Helen, and tomorrow will shred Racetown 395.
Salutation friends, it’s your virtual motorcycling pal Adam here. I just wanted to let you guys know what’s been going down the last few days in our world. We’ve been hard at it testing four shiny new ’10 250F motocross bikes from Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, and Yamaha.

Yesterday we spun laps all-day at fabulous Piru Motocross Park. And man I can’t believe how well suited these 250Fs are to Piru’s twists, turns, climbs, and dives. The recent hurricane that blasted Southern California has certainly helped give the dirt almost perfect consistency, not to mentions making the surrounding hills and valleys explode with color.

Today we tested the bikes by actually racing them at Glen Helen in the REM motocross racing series. We each raced every bike in a 20-minute moto in order to understand what these bikes perform at full-on race pace. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the latest crop of 250Fs is just how close they are in terms of overall performance. As opposed to the 450 Motocross bikes, were the differences between engine, suspension and ergonomics are clear cut, these bikes literally feel so similar that it’s far more difficult to sort out the individual intricacies of each performance factor.

Tomorrow, testing continues, this time around at Racetown 395. They’re we’re going to spin more laps and conduct performance tests including our holeshot simulation and 3rd gear roll-on tests in order to determine which one of the bikes is truly the best.

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JC -RE: Tim B February 2, 2010 08:31 AM
As with our 450 test, Suzuki's depleted manpower and equipment resources meant they couldn't attend. We held off as long as possible waiting for them, but at some point we had to pull the trigger on this shootout. We'll put the RM-Z250 up against the winner once it becomes available.
Tim B -Suzuki's MIA February 2, 2010 02:59 AM
Where are the Suzukis at???
Frankie Garcia -Shred time! February 1, 2010 12:51 AM
These bikes were all so much fun to ride these past three days. I hope everybody is looking forward to the final verdict just as much as I am. I have an idea on how this test will turn out but I won't spoil the surprise...
Robbie C-342 -Only 1 January 31, 2010 11:18 AM
There can be only one outright winner,just like the 450's its just gotta be orange!!!Not.