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The 230's a lot of fun on trails, but I think I'll give it to my kid and buy something a little faster. What's the HP on the XR250 vs 230? Is it significant or should I wait for the CRF250x?

No racing, purely for trail riding.

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I'd say the power difference is not significant after you uncork the 230. The XR's suspension is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the 230's. If you want a significant power increase get the X. It’s only $1300 more than XR msrp.

Have you done the free mods? Maybe you can wait for the X to be about a while before you buy it.

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The 250x will be interesting to see, assuming they don't push the release date up again. I see a couple of things that might influence buyers that want a trail machine: 37.9" seat height is great for experts that never dab a foot but the rest of us mortals may have problems. The 2.2 gal tank makes for a pretty short trail ride. On the other hand, estart on the 250x would be a godsend. I wouldn't rule out an XR, they are a whole different bike than the 230 and there are aftermarket mods galore available. :)

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id go with the xr,i have an o4 xr250 and i love it. the 230 doesnt have very good suspension :) and its built on the same mainframe as the 150,so its really not that "big" and hell grow out of it fast i wouldnt waste the extra 1300 bucks on the x if its just trail riding. if he wanted to get into some racing also or hit bigger jumps this would be good but you can still hit some good-sized ones with the xr250 id say go with the xr :D

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