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    Esteemed Bikers,

    I'm new to the riding scene in Singapore and hope to start riding on a dirt bike. Riding for me is purely recreational. Are there dirt tracks in Singapore and nearby in Johor? How much are they?

    What do y'all recommend for a new to dirt rider? I have a Class 2 endorsement on my license and a few years of experience riding but only ridden dirt once. I have in mind a 200 - 300cc 4 stroke bike but will like to hear what more experienced riders have to say first.

    Thank you.

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    welcome to singapore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by actionong View Post
    Esteemed Bikers,

    I'm new to the riding scene in Singapore and hope to start riding on a dirt bike. Riding for me is purely recreational. Are there dirt tracks in Singapore and nearby in Johor? How much are they?

    What do y'all recommend for a new to dirt rider? I have a Class 2 endorsement on my license and a few years of experience riding but only ridden dirt once. I have in mind a 200 - 300cc 4 stroke bike but will like to hear what more experienced riders have to say first.

    Thank you.
    You will find more of your type over here slackriders.com

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    hi actionong,

    welcome here! i presume dat u r from m'sia? 2 answer the question abt the bike. if u don depend upon it 4 transport,i would say a ktm 200 would be the best bike 4 u 2 get. but if u wanna use it 4 transport 2,consider a 4 stroke bike.

    riding areas - there r some 'unofficial' riding areas here and a supercross track in tuas(near 2 the tuas chk pt).

    Mssc has a mx track,enduro/x country n a motard riding area at nusajaya. its 10 mins from the tuas chk pt.

    foe more info on the club actitvities u can log on 2 www.mssc.org.sg


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    Hey airtime.. you recommended KTM2 for a good trail bike. Heard it's the most powerful 2b scram. But the price put me off. How about a WR2? Tink I wanna get a "playbike" so that my transport arrangements won't be affected if something should happen to my DP bike during trails. But a bit put off to get 2 bikes.. must pay road tax, COE, Insurance, season parkin X2. Is there a way to keep a playbike safely without all these hassle?

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    i assume you will only use your "playbike" during the weekend?

    if that's the case, get a off-road machine, either a MX bike or pure enduro machine (like the new Yamaha WR-250F/450F.. they are not road legal anyway)

    as long as you have 1) transport to take the bike to the place you wanna play and 2) a safe place to store your bike... you are good to go

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    actionong... if you want road-legal bikes you have quite a lot to choose from... KTM2/KTM250/Yamaha WR250R/Husky 250 or the coming Husky 300... of coz the price range varies a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by sops View Post
    Hey airtime.. you recommended KTM2 for a good trail bike. Heard it's the most powerful 2b scram. But the price put me off. How about a WR2? Tink I wanna get a "playbike" so that my transport arrangements won't be affected if something should happen to my DP bike during trails. But a bit put off to get 2 bikes.. must pay road tax, COE, Insurance, season parkin X2. Is there a way to keep a playbike safely without all these hassle?
    hi sops,

    ya i noe wat u mean abt paying double...... ok 2 be frank and honest,sop cos of yr size and weight. the ktm 200 would be the best 4 u! 4 dis very important reason-- u can change the front n rear springs 2 suit yr weight. which in turn will give u better suspension action n let u focus on riding the bike. yes,the bike do cost more. nothing can be done abt dat but wat u pay is wat u get.
    as 4 the wr 200,suspension upgrades r nearly impossible 2 come by in japan now.(so don even think abt it in sg) u can ride the bike still but it will sink down alot. n u will end fighting with the bike nearly every where cos its 2 soft 4 yr weight.

    the dr will serve u well as a transport bike,sops! u won regret it at all. but as u get better in yr riding,its the ktm dat u will look 4 on the weekends.
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    Thnks for the advice airtime.. tink I clock more experience on the road and off before I decide. The way you said it, maybe a bigger thumper would suit me better as I'm still very green on riding (fresh p-plater). To add on to actionong's query, maybe can recommend a good bigger cc bike? More on enduro types than MX. My fren mentioned about getting a kawa KLX..never seen one before tho.

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    hi sops!

    yes,i did think of a thumper but they are all in the 250cc class n not 4 the 2b class. there is a ktm 200 4 sale on the forum. maybe u can check it out with the seller. as 4 the kawa klx its a 250 thumper. also its quite outdated by now,tink there are only a couple of units left still running ard in sg.
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    super motard rocks!!!

     

     

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