Look Ma! No Brains!
AFAIKThe smc is heavy and very vibey compared to the wr, more power but the weight offsets that. The smc is basically a tuned, lightened 640 LC4 with lower service intervals, 625 is more road friendly with 1500 mile oil change intervals and the 660 is lighter kick only and 1000 miles oil changes.Have you considered one of the newer huskies? I believe theyre not too intensive for maintenance
KTM 2 stroke stuff / XR650R stuff. Stiffy's house of bling
UK KTM Forum
525 EXC :burnout: 950 SuperMoto :burnout:
My 660 has it in the frame and has 1500mile changes, although I do them more frequently.
WR Riffton wrote
Well I'm still scoobie'd to be honest. The SMC sounds good but also sounds heavy. What's drawing me away from more focused machines is the constant maintenance. But saying that, the 426 only needed oil and filters every coupla weeks, which was no real strain - was nothing like what people kept warning me against - "it'll be nothing but trouble etc etc"I mean I don't want anything as crazy as an SXV - changing pistons all the bleedin while! Do KTM do anything lighter and more focused that's road registered? Does the SMR come without lights/stator? I know bugger all about Katooms so I'm in the dark.Apologies for the pedantic bullshit. I know I can't have the best of both worlds, but I want an SM before Xmas and I wanna make the right decision. My heart's with a WR450, but I'd rather a factory SM as opposed to a conversion for obvious reasons.
the grinder wrote
buy it try it if you dont like it fuckit try something else but it dont hurt as much as falling off a road bike for sure?
Sounds like you might wanna check out the KTM 520/525 and also the Husky 450/510. The Husky is lighter than the LC4 but still comes with a 2 year warranty
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