Doc Wong’s ’98 KTM 200 EXC first ride report and followup

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This was my first impression of the KTM 200 26th 1998

and my followup two years later:

Doc Wong’s KTM 200 EXC first ride report!

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Got a to break in the 200 this weekend and put 5 hours on it. Thought I’d my experience:

Suspension and handling: So far too new to evaluate but it is and does handle a 125! The bike is extra and I feel like I could it around like no other I’ve had. I found it confidence inspiring.

Turns and easy and I could hit bumps, and other trail obstacles the bike getting me into

Motor: Quite incredible for a 200 cc Though I haven’t really the top part of the powerband, it seems to pull quite well. really surprised me was the amount of low I tested it on a particularly tight infested up hill single I was quite surprised when I was to ride it in first gear, the motor.

It just kept on and pulling. I couldn’t believe it.

I’m checking it out, but I that I got the small 2.4 gallon I only went 45 miles I ran out of gas. I was leaking gas from a sticky float bowl or set float bowl though.

Seat: Made of wood. me right, I should be standing

Comparisons based on my experiences

my ’95 KTM 300: Made the 300 like a slow turning But the 300 motor is hard to beat in the stuff. The 200 is definitely a zappier, motor and may be a slight disadvantage in tractable conditions but more on later.

With my ’97 KTM Makes the 360 feel like the The brochures on the 360 say that the bike 220 lbs. Which is the same as the years. they lie! The feels like it weighs a ton (

240 lbs). I personally ride the 200 than the 360 because it’s so easier to manage.

With my ’97 CR 250: Feels than the 250 and has more low end. Of the midrange and top end does not compare the CR motor. I’m sure the CR climb big hills (we’ve got big out here in California) better, but the 200 on slippery single track work better.

With my ’92 KDX 200: Turns and much more precise the KDX and much more confidence The KDX though is more plush and friendly. The KTM is much more at going faster with agressive riding.


The motor of the KTM feels more a 250 than a 200, so it has gobs power than the KDX.

Oh I can actually lift the 200 Scott style. 😉

So on my next ride, explore the top end, do some climbing and generally abuse the more and see how it goes.

I find riding much more on this bike. So far I absolutely the bike.

FYI, I’m 45 old, B level enduro moderately fast with a for tight nasty trails plenty of trees, rocks, etc. I also ride and have a ’96 KTM 300 and did have a KTM 360 which I sold. The ’97 360 was too too heavy for my tastes and kind of

I’m 5′ 7, 180 lbs, so not a big guy the smaller 200 really suits me.

Now I’ve had many rides to the attributes of this bike, I can say it’s the best bike for me far! The bike continues to like a small 125 with the power of a 250. I climb on this bike better with my 300 or 360! This rips!

As a result, I’m my KTM 300, something I thought never do.

What can make me get rid of the KTM A KTM 400 electric start that 210 lbs! 😉


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