WR250R or TE250 or?
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:55 PM
I am a stocky guy around 5'9" and 215lbs, so is a 250cc good or should I go to a 350 or even 450?
My current bike is a 1984 Honda XL250R, and I've been happy with it, but its just getting old.
Price is an issue but not a big one, I don't mind paying more for something thats worth it!
I ride street and dirt, so i definitely need something street legal but leaning heavily towards being dirt worthy.
Ive ridden many other bikes, from 100cc to 650cc, but I prefer the bike to be light and nimble, but still have enough power to get things done!
I've ridden, and do NOT want a:
~KLR250 (not a KLX, but the older model) - I liked the bike but seemed underpowered and boring.
~DR200 - completely sad bike with no power.
~XT225 - not impressed, but it was comfortable.
~DR-Z400S - very nice, but feels top heavy and unstable at 55+ mph. (Friend's bike. Rode this quite a lot actually, so I felt pretty comfortable on it.)
~YZ426F (not street legal) - bike was fun, but seemed a bit too crazy for what I like.
~DR650 - too fat and heavy
Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:14 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:58 AM
Check out the maintenance schedules before you decide.