Take one top ten National 250cc pro (currently, um…underemployed), add four brand-new 2005 model 250Fs, and what do you get? TransWorldMX.com’s 250F Web Shootout.
Since the 250Fs are a little late in arriving this year, and the print version of our annual shootouts will be later than normal, we decided to hook up our loyal web site readers a little early. After spending most of the last two seasons on a factory 250cc Suzuki two-stroke, Sean Hamblin was more than willing to give the quarter liter four-strokes a try.
We grabbed video of him on all four bikes, got his impressions, and edited it into four different videos. There are videos on the Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki/Kawasaki, and his overall opinion.
Remember, this shootout’s definitely different from our print version. The winner of our magazine 250F Shootout may be entirely different from the one here. What a seasoned pro looks for in a bike may not necessarily jibe with what the majority of TWMX want or need, and our magazine shootout will be extremely comprehensive and all-encompassing, using feedback from testers with a variety of skill levels...not just pros.
So are you ready for one man’s opinion? You’ll need the latest version of Quicktime (available at www.apple.com/quicktime/download). Click the Video links to the right, and find out which bike was Hambone’s pick...