Its a long post I bought an 06 WR 450 in nov. 06 and I love the bike. I know it has taken me quite some time to come th this conclusion but you know how it is. The thing is that sometimes I think I should have gone with the 250 instead. I ride mostly trails and love hillclimbing, and that is one aspect where I made the right choice because it just hauls ass up the hills. However, sometimes I feel like I could use a little less bike with less weight. The other issue is that I also like riding light motocross. I made a track with some decent sized jumps and the soft suspension and weight are noticeable. Turns especially are difficult with the 450. So my question herein is; is the WR 250 considerably less effective on the big hill climbs than the 450? And would the 250 be a little more motocross friendly?