First, I'm going to tell you about myself and what I'm looking for in a new-to-me bike.
I am 14 years old
Around 100 lb
Looking to progress a lot on whatever bike I choose
Where I rode:
In a field with my neighbor and dad; also a sand pit every once in a while.
I just sold my 2006 honda crf80f and it was way too slow. My neighbor rides a suzuki dvx400 and my dad rides a honda crf250x, and as you can imagine, as I have already said, the crf80 was WAYYYYY to slow. In a new bike, I am looking for:
a bit taller
something snappy (my 80 was a bit sluggish)
something that will last
something that doesn't need a LOT of maintenance
something that doesn't have a reputation of having problems
Right now, I am looking at CR, YZ, KX, and RM (in that order) 80s, 85s, and 125s (all 2-strokes). Most people are saying that I should go with a 125, as I will grow into it. However, some people (including my dad) think I should get an 85 or 80. I know, I will probably outgrow the 80 by the end of the season, but is that better or worse than having a bike that's too big for me for a whole season?
Edited by nbrocker1997, 01 April 2012 - 09:15 AM.