yz 250 vs cr 250 vs rm 250

wich is best for first bike when I ride a lot of sand dunes, would the 250 be to much when I get into the woods and tight trails? wich one will best for me when im 5'8" and a 145 pounds

rm250 with a trials tire & auto clutch

Yz all day. Just my .02. But you asked for it.

Edited by Doug the head

rm250 with a trials tire & auto clutch

whats a trials tire, and i dont want a auto clutch, im riding alot of sand to. Ive been rising quads all my life so i can handle using a clutch. Is there anything that makes the yz sore over the other two? Edited by dmonster

whats a trials tire, and i dont want a auto clutch, im riding alot of sand to. Ive been rising quads all my life so i can handle using a clutch. Is there anything that makes the yz sore over the other two?

its still in production , its a yamaha , and arguably the best general purpose bike available. The trials tire reference is either a attempt to ruin your day or just a bad idea. Some woods guys love em . But since you're primarily dune riding i'd say its the dumbest idea ever

Ill have a spare rim with a paddle on it for when i go to the dunes. What would be a good year to buy, im looking to spend bout 2000

All the bikes have their certain qualities......Buy the cleanest and most affordable one you can find and enjoy....

Ill have a spare rim with a paddle on it for when i go to the dunes. What would be a good year to buy, im looking to spend bout 2000

06+ if you can get one in that price range . Like monk said , the best bike available for your money .

Alright, sounds good. Whats the best one for seat height for my height? I rode a yz250f a few months back and it sat fairly tall for me, so wich one would fit me best without suspension work

Edited by dmonster

Alright, sounds good. Whats the best one for seat height for my height? I rode a yz250f a few months back and it sat fairly tall for me, so wich one would fit me best without suspension work

Idk man I'm 6'3

Idk man I'm 6'3

haha ur alittle bit taller than am

I would normally vote for the 2stroke CR all day long, but would have to vote YZ because of reason mentioned by the Head..

its still in production , its a yamaha , and arguably the best general purpose bike available. The trials tire reference is either a attempt to ruin your day or just a bad idea. Some woods guys love em . But since you're primarily dune riding i'd say its the dumbest idea ever

 

 

Hate to say it being a Suzuki fan but he's right  :(

 

Trials tires are for trials bikes and ghey on MX bikes   :lame:

Im guna have the chance to ride a 97 rm 250 on thursday. We will see if i like the handling on it better than the yz250f i rode. if I like the handling on the rm better than I did on the yzf what would be a good year to look for?

Edited by dmonster

From what ive read, the YZ250 has the most usable motor with a strong low end, strong mid and strong top.

The CR250 varies through the years. It's motor seems to be more explosive than the YZ250's. Weaker low end, crazy mid, and decent top.

1999 and 2001 are the best motor years.

Cant comment about the RM, havent read much about it

I don't want a super explosive power band, this will be my first dirt bike. so wich of the three gives the most smooth power band and transition from low-mid-top end?

I don't want a super explosive power band, this will be my first dirt bike. so wich of the three gives the most smooth power band and transition from low-mid-top end?

I love honda 2 smokers, but yeah, YZs transition better, from what I've heard RM250s are explosice like the crs, as much as I hate saying it buy a yaamaha :p

Seat height/ground clearance on the RM and the CR will be a lot lower than the YZ FYI.

Is there a way to lower it some with out having to buy a lowering kit?

06+ Yamaha's are among the best 2 strokes ever made, later models after 01 RM's are up there too and the CR seems to be a few steps behind motorwise. The later generation cr's handled great but had weaker motors, the older ones had better motors but stiffer, less forgiving frames. I'd say shoot for an 06+ YZ but if you go older, an RM250 is a great bike and probably the best all around, do it all 2 stroke.

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