Road racer buying first dirt bike, 125 or 250?

So I've been road racing (as an Amateur) on a 600cc street bike for 2 seasons, I'm trying to get into dirt bikes to help keep my skills sharp during the off season.  Should I start out with a yz125 or would a yz250 be more proper?  I don't mind spinning up the rear or wheelies, but I'm entirely new to the off road world.  I don't want a 4 stroke.

Why not a 4 stroker?  Did you feel the 600 just wasn't enough power after a while?  I felt that way with my 600 and quickly moved up.  If so, you might have the same issue with a 125.

Why not a 4 stroker?  Did you feel the 600 just wasn't enough power after a while?  I felt that way with my 600 and quickly moved up.  If so, you might have the same issue with a 125.

 

I like 2 strokes, they are lighter and more powerful, and the exhaust note sounds way cooler. 600cc street bike has plenty of power for road racing, they turn lap times just as fast as the 1000s on many tracks.

Edited by sonicnofadz

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