http://www.crosstrainingenduro.com How to convert a motocross bike into an enduro bike – we get our hands on a 2015 KTM 250SX. Hmmm, riding a motocross bike on our tracks. But it’s only a 250, how hard could it be?
Is it worth converting a motocross bike like the KTM 250SX into an enduro bike, a GNCC racer or a woods bike? In some cases, yes. A motocross bike is very light, cheap, and has fewer things to break. And the extra power and firmer suspension might suit the experienced aggressive rider who is racing.
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I was just starting to get the hang of a two stroke again after a few hours and man was it fun. But as expected, the power delivery needs to be far more linear, the flywheel weight is desperately needed to improve stall resistance and smooth out the response, and the suspensions work, especially those atrocious 4CS forks. Stay tuned it should be fun!
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So it all comes down to your budget, where you want to ride and how you want to ride. Some riders find that by the time they do their enduro conversion they have wiped out any savings made buying a cheap motocross bike… and they still have a close ratio gearbox. Then again, some guys just love tinkering and modifying so here are the usual mods.
Is it worth converting a motocross bike to an enduro bike? Sadly in most of Australia there are few places you can legally ride an unplated bike. But other countries like the US have plenty of GNCC events and places to ride an unplated bike. If you are on an extreme budget and can live with the compromises it makes a lot of sense. Or for the competent aggressive rider, it could be a nearly ideal solution. And of course some guys love a project bike and don’t mind throwing money at something like this. But of course it can make far more sense to just buy an enduro bike then strip it back to save weight and put a lithium battery in it. Got any further tips, mods or suggestions?