About me: 30 years old, 5'11" 190lbs. NEVER RIDDEN A MOTORCYCLE BEFORE. I want to get into trail riding in Oregon. I have been looking at the WR250F as my first bike. However, I am concerned that it might not be a good bike for a novice because of the lack of low-end... Here is what Dirt Bike Magazine says about the 2003 WR250F... "Stay in the meat of the powerband, remain aggressive and the WR rewards you. Get slack, try to ride like it’s a 400 (or even an XR250) and you’ll choke and stall. The big question is, who’s this bike designed for? It truly lacks the bottom zest to make it a good tool for newcomers to the trail world... It’s truly inspiring for the aggressive rider whose background is small bore machines; they honestly fit the WR’s personality in a snug fashion. They kept using the word aggressive. I doubt I'll be very aggressive as a novice. Comments like this make me think I should be getting the WR450F since it doesn't require so much high-RPM riding. But, as a beginner, I am afraid to go out and buy the biggest bike. On the other hand, it's only $600 more, so why not get the big one? As you can see, I am confused. Is the WR250F for me? Or, maybe the WR450F? Or should I be looking at another bike? Please help!!