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Old 06-04-2009, 08:42 PM
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Im about 5'6 and 140 Ibs, Im only 14 years old but im an expeirienced rider. I use to own an xr 250(blown up)that I could handle fine so I need to know what kind of power and power difference an rm 250 would have against an rm 125. Which one should I get?
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How did you like your xr250? Do you do more trail riding than MX?

If the answers are yes, you may want to stay away from the 2-strokes all together or stick with the 125. A 125cc 2-stroke can keep up with a 250 4-stroke in most cases. A 250 2-stroke is made to fly! and doesn't really like going putting around.

I have a cr125r (5' 9" and 170lbs) and it hauls me around pleanty fast! I would prefer a 250 4-stroke. I think it would fit my ridding preferences better.
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The power delivery of a 125 can be pretty abrupt. Nothing at all like the XR250. I'd choose a 250 hands down.

My 12 yr old son starts and rides my 250 and he handles it quite well. He's 5'4" and about 170 lbs coming off of a KX85 w/a 100 top end.
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i had a kx125 for about a month. thats all it took for me to realize i needed more power. now i have a cr250, and its REALLY fast, but i d rather be able to ride in almost every rpm instead of having to pin it all the time.
IMO, get the 250, then you wont outgrow it.
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i would get the 250, the 125 is fun to throw around, but its goin to get boreing pretty quick!! the 250 will keep u entertained. but one more thing if u can find one i would get a yz 250 or a cr250. easier to find parts for, or it was for me and u deffinately wont regret the yz or the cr. good luck!
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How did you like your xr250? Do you do more trail riding than MX?

If the answers are yes, you may want to stay away from the 2-strokes all together or stick with the 125. A 125cc 2-stroke can keep up with a 250 4-stroke in most cases. A 250 2-stroke is made to fly! and doesn't really like going putting around.

I have a cr125r (5' 9" and 170lbs) and it hauls me around pleanty fast! I would prefer a 250 4-stroke. I think it would fit my ridding preferences better.
I liked my xr 250 and I do do alot of trail riding but im way better on a 2 stroke in the woods than a 4 stroke cuz thats just the kind of rider i am.
I like how 2 strokes are more snappy and lighter.
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I would go with the 250 2-stroke. I agree you will find it more versatile than a 125. I also agree to stick with a CR or YZ. I do a lot of maintenance for my riding friends and the KX's are a pain to work on.
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nola is right. my kx had the early steel perimeter frame and it was hard to get to anything to work on. also im not a fan of kawis in the first place
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my first bike was a xr 200 and i liked it and mainly did trails then i got a 03 cr250 and put a bigger sprocket and loved it even more than my xr for trails it was lighter and handled better and it had the power to get the front wheel up and over things with ease so i would go for the 250 two stroke i have rode the 125s and they are fun but since you have exp. i think you would love the 250 but like ninjamonkey i dont like the kawis either they have always handled funny to me but you will like any honda or yami or suzuki
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Thanks for all of the advise. I finnally just got an rm 250 and I LOVE IT!!!!! I test drove a 125 before I got my 250 and you guys were right they are kind of boring compared to a 250. So thanks for steering me in the right path towards a 250
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