Posted November 30, 2000 - 07:29 AM
I am currently riding a TTR-250. I am 5-8 on a good day and weigh in at 185. After riding it for a while, I can't wait to pick up my WR. I ride a lot of tight trails and the TTR has been fun. It is a good trail bike, but.....the front suspension needs work. It is way to weak for a 190lb rider. It is set up more for a 150lb rider. The rear dials in nice, but the front... forget it. After market springs are available for under 100 bucks, which will help quite a bit. The power is weak, but can be hopped up with a little jetting and a pipe, but it gets loud. If you buy one, I am sure you will like it. I am also sure you will out grow the bikes potential becuase once you start riding, it becomes an addiction. You will ride more and more, resulting in increased skills, leaving you with the need for more suspension and power. My girlfried hates the bike becuase I perfer to ride that than her. I would go towards a DRZ or an XR400. They dont quite have the power of a WR and may be easier to manage in the trail. You also won't out grow it as quick.
No matter what anyone say's, buy what YOU want and have fun.