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i would say pick up a used 250 2 stroke. Lots of power and if anything does go wrong, easy and cheap fix
You'll want a used 4 stroke like you want the swine flu. They have twice as many moving parts as a two stroke and require more up keep and if your buying used, it's just a time bomb waiting to go off.
If you want to get in the sport cheap, get a 250 two stroke, simple mods like a flywheel weight or regearing it can make them very beginner friendly. Drop me a message if you have any more questions, I could on for days. I've been riding along time and now race the pro class at local events and I'd gladly answer your questions.
My kawasaki runs great. Hardly ever have to work on it besides changing the oil an what not. An if ur wantin it for trail riding an messing around deff get a 4 stroke so u dont bog an shit goin through woods
im gonna just throw this out there, KTM 200 EXC is by far the best enduro-race bike i have ever ridden. sooo lightweight and absolutely rips on trails and can deff hold its own on the track.
keep in mind, by enduro-race, i mean MX style bike, its pretty much the factory 125 race bike with a different pipe and 75 extra cc's
listen to this kid
he knows his shit
and whoever said 2 stroke your just silly stupid
Def go with a 250. No questions asked. I would also say go four stroke. You can ride way way longer on them without having to refuel. If your looking for a trail bike also four stroke is a good idea. I would say go yam. wr250f. Its a great bike for what your looking for. It will stall way less than like a yz250 or any track specific bike. The wr is also street legal and if you find one that is not it is easy to make street legal. Dont go with the ttr250f. It is not powerful enough and after a month or two on it you will want to upgrade to more power. The four strokes are more quiet than 2 strokes and more street friendly. Ktm makes great bikes but are a lil spendy. I have a wr250f and love it for trail riding and just screwing around on in the summer. I want a 450 but that would be to much power for you to start at. (I am 6-2 200lbs). The yz are not geared well for riding on roads or old logging roads. They are geared up to pick up fast for the track. The wr is more geared for trails and back roads. It will go faster then a yz on a dirt road but will not pick up as fast. Dont get me wrong it will still pick up quick. You can jump the wr way better than the ttr as well. Honda makes good bikes as well. If you have the money go ktm but for a great starter bike i would def go wr250f. Good luck with your decision and have fun with it. They are completely worth it!!!