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Old 02-01-2018, 09:29 AM
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Im interested in purchasing my first dirt bike however im not sure what to shoot for. Im solely interested in trail riding with some friends. Im about 5’11 ish 165 pounds so I want something that I can grow into considering it will probably be the only bike I buy. My budget is below 5 grand. 0 expierence but I learn fairly quickly and Im not easily intimidated.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:34 AM
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That's a pretty good budget. You can probably find a relatively new "X" model YZ or CRF for that (CRF250X, CRF450X, etc.).
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:52 AM
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That is a really nice budget. My current bike was well under 2 grand and it gets me around. You probably want a 250 four-stroke. Like gusco said, the X models would be perfect. You could probably get a gently used one only a year or 2 old....Oh, and welcome.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:38 AM
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Welcome to the forum, and Buy a Yamaha.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:25 AM
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Depending on how aggressive you want to ride, you have many options. My preference would be the YZ-FX line (either a 250 or a 450 would work for you, if you ride in tighter, more technical terrain I'd suggest the 250). Bikes like the Yamaha WR-F or the Honda CRF-X would be another good choice, but all those require some massaging and modification to unleash their full potential. An older XR would be a good choice too if you can find a decent one.
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My advice Yamaha WR250F. You should be able to find one well under your budget. Great all around bike for learning. Less aggressive than a full motocross model and should work well in the bush.
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