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I'm 16 6'3, and 185lbs and I have a CR125 but i'm wanting to get a different bike and I was looking at the 250 or a 450. I am just wanting some input from other riders. I ride a lot of trails not very tight trails, no sand at all, and I am gonna start riding track soon. I just don't want to get the 250 and want more power, or get the 450 and it be too heavy. So what do you guys think I should get?

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It's a massive leap to a 450 from a 125. Try a 250 2 smoker or even meet in the middle and get a 350, although that's still a fair leap up as they're torquey as hell! If you've got the money to get a newer bike that's EFI, that will give you plenty of power with a little less weight than a 450. I'm quite content with my 250, which leads me to my be point. Riding ability, I'd say it's better to get a 250 and find that you want more than get a 450 and damage yourself.

A 450 has probly the same HP digit then a 250 smoker...maybe a bit less. The moment of the powerband ,amount of torques and how quickly its all delivered to the wheel....that's what makes a bike's personality. In my opinion a 250 smoker is awesome and you are used to 2 strokes so..You will have a blast. My brother has a rm 250 , and when I race him with my (450 xc-f modded) , its pretty close ...you can tell its 2 monster from the same class.. only different power delivery and powerband :)! Traction is the name of the game... ! Edited by MrKTMrider

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I ride a 450, also I only weigh about 150.  You should be good as far as the weight of the bike.  If you are doing track riding the power is nice to have.

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If you ride a 125, you'd probably want to go to a 2 stroke 250. They're light, like a 125, have somewhat the same power delivery (granted with a lot more pull), and can still be competitive with bigger 4 strokes, with the right rider. Best bets you'll have on 2-stroke 250s are used KX/CR250s. They have really good parts availability, lots of power, good frames, light weight, and a good used bike will cost a lot less than a new bike, and still be competitive. If you want a new bike, look for a Yamaha or KTM, or even a 250f. 4 strokes always tend to have better traction under acceleration.

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I like the 2-strokes I just want to move to 4-strokes because I think it'll fit my riding style, and where I ride better. 

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I like the 2-strokes I just want to move to 4-strokes because I think it'll fit my riding style, and where I ride better.

Same goes for me!

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