I am considering buying an XR 400(model 1996-2003). There aren't a lot of them available where I live but I found several XR 250 in mint condition, whereas the 400's are usually in lesser condition. I suppose it 's because the 250 is favored by more casual riders or perhaps women. I am looking for a bike to do all the things I can't do well with my DR 650, and that I used to do on a 250 MX bike: agressive trail riding, tight trails, hill climbs, MX and jumping, fun stuff no serious riding or huge jumps. I like the idea of a light bike that will do all these things and that I can lend to a girlfriend for ex.. Does the XR 250 feel lighter and do the 400 and 250 differ mainly on power ? Or is what I read correct and the bikes handle differently and much work would be needed on a 250 to make it work as well as the 400 on a MX track ? My weight is around 150 lbs and I ride like the average casual MX rider. . I read that the 400 is a better handling machine than the 250 which according to the article I read rebounds very badly on landings and bottoms out in whoops making it difficult to ride at a decent pace.