View Full Version : Dirt Bike Size question.

15-07-05, 10:36 PM
Sup yall. Quick question. I am going to be buying a dirt bike very soon and was wondering about size/power. I am 27, 6'2" 240ish and somewhat of a newbie. I want something strong enough for my size, but it doesnt have to be a monster. Its only going to be a weekend thing, and Im probably not going to be needing an upgrade. Would a 250cc be big enough? Or should I go with 300+?


15-07-05, 11:20 PM
Yamaha YZ250F or Honda CR250F would do you just fine. They rip for a 4 stroke bike, and are much more predictable yet can run pretty much line ball with a 2 stroke 250...

By the way, this is an Australian based forum - just in case you weren't aware. But i'm sure they sell the same bikes over there !! :)

16-07-05, 12:15 AM
Ktm 450 Exc... ;)

16-07-05, 02:07 AM
450s rock the world but realistically a WR/CRF250 will be plenty. I took one out last weekend in the mud and hosed guys on 450s in the slippery stuff. Might be a different thing come summer though. Either way a 250 will be heaps easier for a newbie.

16-07-05, 02:36 PM
MA is East coast yeah?

I've forgotten what the riding terrain is like on the different coasts, but your choice will purely depend on what sort of terrain you like to ride.

I also recomend the KTM450EXC if you want to ride a bit of everything. The 250 4 strokes are more suited to tighter terrain and smaller riders.

The 300cc bikes - KTM300, gas gas 300 are awesome machines as well, so decide if you would prefer a 2 stroke or 4 stroke and then the KTM 300/450EXC would be close to the top of the list

18-07-05, 01:28 AM
NAAA find a CR500 somewhere, that'd be great

ps... don't..

18-07-05, 12:29 PM
Easily the easiest bike to ride of any of those mentioned, and yet you won't 'outgrow' it easily.
And will be able to lug around 100+kgs of you without drama.

18-07-05, 01:18 PM
Or KLX400.

I am biased becuase I just bought one.