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First day on the Montesa repsol 260 - not a great succes.

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10 hours ago, jimmyl said:

Especially with the earlier ones but less so with latter ones I found you have to keep the throttle open a bit on landing the front wheel. You can control the weight of the wheel coming down as much on the throttle as the brakes. 
Having ridden 4rt for a while now and on a 301 now I find I have to use the brake more as latest bikes have less engine braking .

This helps though on slippery downhill cambers and drop as the front seems less weighted 

Hi Jimmyl, how are you finding the 301 compared to the 300? Just a thought if I decide to stay with the Mont I might upgrade at some point. I've heard different reviews some advise stick with the 300 and others say the 301 is even better, I would really like an honest opinion from somebody. Thanks

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11 hours ago, luct4 said:

Sounds lovely & brings a smile on my face (just the look off the bike at this moment) is just what it is at the moment. 
I hope that it will change and that i be able to ride the 4rt the more are less like i ride my Beta 250🤤
Practicing at wensday & friday. Took free from work to ride 👍👍

That's the thing, they sound so good and feel great to ride, but under pressure I still have a niggling doubt. Like you I think I'll stick with it and get used to the bike before making a decision to keep it or not. I really really want to love it hands down cause they are such a great machine!

Good luck and keep us posted with how it goes 🤞

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13 hours ago, Intotrials said:

Hi Jimmyl, how are you finding the 301 compared to the 300? Just a thought if I decide to stay with the Mont I might upgrade at some point. I've heard different reviews some advise stick with the 300 and others say the 301 is even better, I would really like an honest opinion from somebody. Thanks

301 is best mont to date - i was impressed when changed from 260 to 300rr bur 301 is another 20 or 30 % better again. Just the same but much better - nothing obvious but just smoother and more useable Its hard to describe but when I changed early 2020 and let a few local mont 260 riders have ago they thought i should be banned for cheating 😂😂😂

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16 hours ago, jimmyl said:

301 is best mont to date - i was impressed when changed from 260 to 300rr bur 301 is another 20 or 30 % better again. Just the same but much better - nothing obvious but just smoother and more useable Its hard to describe but when I changed early 2020 and let a few local mont 260 riders have ago they thought i should be banned for cheating 😂😂😂

Thanks, I'm going to stick with the 300 just to get used to the change and be sure its the way forward for me. If I decide I'm happy with the Mont then a 301rr will be on the list next now then 🤩

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On 11/24/2020 at 9:12 PM, jimmyl said:

301 is best mont to date - i was impressed when changed from 260 to 300rr bur 301 is another 20 or 30 % better again. Just the same but much better - nothing obvious but just smoother and more useable Its hard to describe but when I changed early 2020 and let a few local mont 260 riders have ago they thought i should be banned for cheating 😂😂😂

30% better, so youre losing 30% less marks?

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10 hours ago, nigel dabster said:

30% better, so youre losing 30% less marks?

Yep if I was a better rider 😂😂😂

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UPDATE

Montesa 4RT
-soft power
-tight turns with a little hop off the back wheel OK
-blip and double blip - the bike is after me - slow response 
-Jap zap - slow response but great suspension
-hop the front and back wheel - easy because off the suspension
-trails riding uphil, downhill - nice to ride
-superbe brakes
-drop off the edge - feel the weight
-starts not so easy as the Beta
-does smell nothing at the exhaust

Beta factory 250 2t
-soft power but fast
-tight turns 200% tight
-blip and double blip - bike respons when at the same time as my mind think to give a blip off the throtlle 
-Jap zap - wheel lift faster - quick response
-hop the front and back wheel - OK rear brake not allways 100%
-trails riding uphil, downhill - nice to ride more like a 2 stroke motorcross bike and
the smell off the oilmixture

So afher 2 hours of switching bikes under the same conditions, same tire pressure,....riding 80% Beta VS 20% Montesa
look and love 80% Montesa VS 20% Beta

Greathings, 
Luc

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