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This is the choice of a dirt bike for those who want to take a class

 Indonesia's automotive market turns out to provide quite a lot of trail bike choices. This type of iron horse is in great demand because it has a dashing appearance. Performance in devouring difficult terrain is unquestionable. Because in general, use dual-purpose tires and are supported by long legs.

This is the choice of a dirt bike for those who want to take a class

For beginners, the most popular is the 150 cc class. The choices also vary as many manufacturers provide trail bike products. But if you want a more promising performance, you can choose a trail with a capacity of 250 cc. This model is very suitable for those who want to go to class. In Indonesia, there are three Japanese manufacturers that offer rake motors in the middle class, here are the choices.

Kawasaki KLX230

The first choice is a product from Kawasaki Motor Indonesia, namely the KLX 230. This trail bike is offered in two types, standard and Special Edition (SE). Make the standard version available in two color options; black and green, the price is Rp. 43.3 million. While the SE is priced at IDR 45.8 million OTR DKI Jakarta with a choice of blue and red colors. 

KLX 230

Questioning the mechanical heart, both are identical. The difference is based on the parts attached to the body. Additional parts attached to the SE variant include a hand guard, skid plate, and a cover at the connection between the frame and sub frame.

The KLX 230 is a dirt bike concept with a dual purpose design, powerful, lightweight, and very easy to maneuver. From the specification sheet, the KLX230 has the right composition of dimensions. Length 2,105 x width 835 x height 1,165 mm, and ground clearance of 265 mm and wheelbase of 1,380 mm, making maneuvers more agile and easy to bend when driving daily use.

In terms of performance, he is equipped with a 233 cc engine, one SOHC cylinder, air cooled and has fuel injection. The engine is capable of producing 19 hp at 7,600 rpm and a peak torque of 19.8 Nm at 6,100 rpm. It has a 6-speed transmission with smooth shifting, making it suitable in various road situations and providing comfort when driving on the highway.

That performance results from a long-stroke configuration that provides torque with a strong low-mid range. Smooth torque also creates an easy-to-master character and provides linear acceleration. Furthermore, the simple construction resulting from the water-cooling makes the KLX230 ideal for trail riding. Its fuel injection also produces a precise response and is easy to control.

Affairs of the legs, KLX 230 use front wheels with a circumference of 21 inches and rear 18 inches. Braking is equipped with 265 mm front discs using a petal disc model with dual pistons while the rear discs are 220 mm in diameter with single pistons.

Kawasaki KLX250

The next option can be the Kawasaki KLX250. The whole design is different from the KLX230. Not only the pacemaker, even in various sectors almost nothing is the same. Including the price that is far adrift. If the KLX230 is priced from Rp. 43 million, the KLX250 is Rp. 66.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

With a large engine capacity, making the Kawasaki KLX250 more fun-to-drive for those who like to pump up their adrenaline. He is also equipped with various components capable of bulldozing asphalt or muddy roads.

KLX 250

From the kitchen sector, it carries a liquid-cooled 4-valve DOHC single cylinder engine. With a cubication of 249 cc and a size (Diameter x Step) of 72 x 61.2 mm and a compression ratio that is made quite dense, 11:1 makes it capable of producing 22 hp at 7,500rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm and has a top speed of 121 km/h. . Channeled to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission with a chain. In addition, it has adopted a gasoline injection supply pattern.

The frame construction uses a tubular, semi-double-cradle model. Total dimensions (W x W x H) are 2,200 mm x 820 mm x 1,205 mm. The wheelbase is at 1,430 mm. For maneuvering on off-road terrain, it is more compact and better. While the dry weight reaches 137 kg.

Regarding the quality of damping and handling, the KLX250 is paired with 43mm upside-down suspension at the front. And a monoshock with an adjustable swing-arm unitrack. For retaining the speed, it is equipped with a 250 mm wave front disc disc. The device is flanked by two-piston calipers. While at the rear, 240 mm disc flanked by single-piston calipers.

While the feature is a digital instrument panel. It is rectangular in shape with a black cover around it. It looks attractive and contains a variety of fundamental information about the condition of the motor.

Honda CRF250 Rally

From the Honda manufacturer there is the CRF250 Rally. Last year he had a refresh. Even so, there is no change in terms of the facade, still prioritizing the tualang concept as it was first born. Thanks to the novelty offered, this Adventure Tourer motorbike is sold for Rp. 89,545 million OTR Jakarta. And only available in Extreme Red.

Honda CRF250 Rally

Honda CRF250 Rally is designed to be able to conquer various road conditions. Seen from the embedding of the floating wind screen and side shroud, it effectively offers protection for the rider. Hand guards on each side of the handlebars are also able to provide protection for the rider's hands, brakes and clutch lever.

The fuel tank is made large, its volume reaches 12.8 liters. Make the wearer can enjoy the sensation of driving further. The claim is capable of exploring with fuel consumption of 34.8 km / liter.

Furthermore, the under cover is pinned to provide protection for the underside of the engine from impact, and the gear shift lever can be folded. A strong characteristic attached to it is in the Dual Symmetry LED head lamp. Formed like two eyeballs staring so sharply ahead. While the seat has a slightly lowered design and tapers to the back, of course to provide a more robust riding position.

He is equipped with a 250 cc, DOHC, single cylinder and liquid-cooled engine. Thanks to the refresh, the acceleration is now more responsive, through improvements to the gear ratios, redesigned intake camshaft and exhaust. As well as the embedding of the assist/slipper clutch feature in the transmission system. Features that make use of the clutch lighter and prevent the rear wheel from slipping when the driver is downshifting rapidly. Of course it adds security when driving bulldoze challenging routes.

Power and torque is greater than its predecessor. If previously it had 24.7 hp of power and 22.6 Nm of torque, now the maximum power produced reaches 25.6 hp at 8,500 rpm and 23.1 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

With a semi-double cradle frame design and exhaust cover and the latest model singwarm, the load is reduced by 3 kg. Now the dry weight is only 152 Kg. While the suspension relies on up side down measuring 43 mm in front, and swing arms made of aluminum, with Pro-Link Single Shock suspension at the rear. The spring force and damper have been optimized according to the character of the cruiser motor, respectively. Still provides a sense of comfort when driving on rough surfaces and off-road terrain. Both front and rear use Showa alerts.

This model comes with aluminum rims in Alumite black color. Measuring 21 inches in front and 18 inches behind. Wrapped with dual purpose tires (80/100 front and 120/80 rear. This adventure motorbike is equipped with disc brakes on both wheels. Floating Wave Disk type disc brakes with a diameter of 256 mm and two piston calipers mounted on the front wheels. And the rear is 220 in diameter. mm and has one piston caliper.Unfortunately the braking sector is not equipped with ABS technology.

Its dimensions are 2,230 x 920 x 1,415 mm (LxWxH). The seat height is 895mm and the ground clearance is 270mm. That figure is still safe for Asian body sizes. Visually it still looks compact.

Then there are digital panel meters. The shape is large with additional information on the average amount of fuel consumption and the position of the gear transmission. This information panel is also easier to read for drivers with letters and numbers enlarged to 23 mm.

Yamaha WR250R

Next there is Yamaha with its WR250R product. This model is a CBU from Japan. Yamaha Indonesia has been selling this middle class dirt bike since February 2015. The population is not much. At that time it only sold 100 units. This iron horse is still plastered on the official Yamaha Indonesia website. The selling price reaches Rp. 97 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

WR 250R

It is equipped with a mechanical heart with a capacity of 250 cc, single cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled 4-stroke and has electronic injection. With Bore x stroke (77mm x 53.6mm), the Yamaha WR250R is claimed to be able to put out a maximum power of 30.4 hp at 10,000 rpm engine speed and 23.7 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.

The high engine speed is believed to be due to the application of titanium intake valves and high lift cams. Making it 40 percent lighter than valves and steel springs. As well as ceramic-plated cylinder and forged piston.

With a wet weight of 134 kg, this motorbike is very tough to go through very steep off-road terrain. In fact, the WR250R is able to beat the other 250 cc class sport bikes.

The body design is inspired by the WR250F, which is not marketed as street legal. The height distance from the ground to the seat reaches 93 cm, a little intimidating for riders who have a height below 170 cm.

The specifications of the legs are quite capable to be invited to explore bad terrain. The front suspension uses an upside down model and is combined with an adjustable monocross at the rear. Promising the convenience of its users.

His agility when conquering off-road terrain is also supported by the use of a frame made of aluminum, known to be light and strong. Equipped with a diameter of 21-inch front wheels and 18-inch rear. Meanwhile, for the speed stop, wave-type disc brakes are attached. (Bgx/Tom)

Also read: IDR 10 million difference, this is a complete comparison of Honda CRF250 Rally vs KTM 250 Adventure in the Indonesian market

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