I've got a '02 250EXC and reckon the power delivery is just about perfect for me. Enough torque at the bottom end so you can potter over technical bits without too much risk of stalling, and a fairly quick, but progressive, build in power as it revs higher so it's still easy to loft the front over obstacles.
I've ridden a couple of later 300EXCs and found em just that bit too much. Not sure whether a different powervalve spring might have made them a bit more like mine - not even sure what one was fitted to the ones I rode. Quite a few people that have ridden mine feel the same - although plenty of folk prefer the 300 - from what I can gather mostly because of the extra torque at the bottom end.... the exact reason why I prefer my 250!
Yer best bet is to try both and see which you get on with better.
Cool thanks mate I have had a 2009 250 n loved it but not had the chAnce to ride the 300 so as I'm looking to buy new it's tricky to get the chance, my concern is that of yours that the extra grunt might be a little to much ...
rode both sunday i have a 250 but really liked the 300 . but when you get tired its a real handfull i allso have a 200 thats the most fun. the 250 is somewere in between .i dont mean to state the obvious. you need to ride one
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