now, wait a minute. I'm not slamming a Warrior. They are nice quads. I have several other bikes than Kasea. Kasea isn't always the best. But, it's usually the best value. 30 h.P. for a warrior is great. I'm just stating facts. The Warrior engine is late 70's/early 80's technology. The engine was not built to be a high performance race engine. It was made to be a low maintenance, reliable engine. The Kasea 250 is not a high tech motor either. And I'm not saying it's "better" than any other quad. I've never seen where Kasea compared it to a 250r. As far as your Warrior out running a 400EX, well, it must be the rider. I do have a Kasea 250 with a Big Gun exhaust & air box vent kit. I have raced a 300EX, 400EX, 250EX, stock Blaster, Warrior, 400 Prarie, Lakota, Mojave, & a Polaris Sportsman 700. All of these were races on pavement. The only one that beat me was the 400EX. The 300EX, Blaster, & Mojave got me off the line, but, as soon as I hit 3rd gear, the Kasea checked out. The Polaris 700 & I raced a short 175-200 ft. The rest was about 1/8 mile. I don't think the Kasea will blow the MX world apart. It would do well in Flat track/TT. The suspension needs attention as well. But for $2899 retail, nothing compares, value wise. I also own a YZ250, '74MX360, '79 YZ125 w/'79 IT175 engine, CR360 Husky, & an RM125. Quads? Timberwolf, Kasea Skyhawk 250, Kasea Skyhawk 90, Kasea Skyhawk 170.
I am primarily an engine builder w/26+ years of experience, former district 308 open expert MX champion, former national enduro & ISDT (yes, ISDT not ISDE) woods racer. I have only raced quads for 2 years. Results ? Check out the race pages at http://kaseamidsouth.tripod.com
There are alot of nice quads on the market. If money is no object, I personally think the Suzuki Z400 is probably the best overall sport quad on the market. I still plan on racing the 2003 season. At 44 years old, I still gotta ride !! [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]