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being 67 years of age and having a 29" inseam limits my choices here, but not as much as only having 3 year experiece in the dirt. I have a 2002 Honda XR 200, plated and there are a few decent riding areas close to home (less than 15 miles) I get around OK with what I have but would like a little more trail capability. Is a Honda CRF230 any better? Should I consider a Yamaha XT225/250, a Honda 230L (the new 250 feels to high, seat-wise), or maybe a Kawa KLX250s?

Thanks for any thoughts

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being 67 years of age and having a 29" inseam limits my choices here, but not as much as only having 3 year experiece in the dirt. I have a 2002 Honda XR 200, plated and there are a few decent riding areas close to home (less than 15 miles) I get around OK with what I have but would like a little more trail capability. Is a Honda CRF230 any better? Should I consider a Yamaha XT225/250, a Honda 230L (the new 250 feels to high, seat-wise), or maybe a Kawa KLX250s?

Thanks for any thoughts

I think that a Honda xr 200 is a great bike I don't know if you would notice a big difference

unless you went up to at least a 250,the 200 is a very forgiving bike and you can get just about

anywhere you need to on the 200

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well if u don't mind the ring a ding ding or the mixing gas of a 2 stroke a kdx200 would be a fine choice indeed sir as they have a fairly low seat, wide powerband, and its not too much of a hastle where i live to get them road legal if that's what your after..probably a lil lighter than the xr with a bit more power but still easily manageable

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Interesting, reminds me of Gas Gas. By the way they would be a good choice also. They are known for their lower seat height also. But here is the Web site for AJP.

http://motoajp.com/

And since I mentioned Gas Gas, here is some info on them.

http://www.gasgasmotos.es/en/news/526-new-range-of-gas-gas-enduro-for-2015.html

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If you're willing to get a bit more exotic the Ossa Explorer, Sherco Xride, are other bikes that can be added to the more serious trail bike list and the Gas Gas Randonne 200 will also be imported.

http://www.ossausa.com/motorcycles/ossa-explorer-280i/

http://www.shercousa.com/?action=xride

http://www.gasgas.com/2013_randonne.htm

CoKTM

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I find the OSSA Explorer excellent for what I want. It does like a healthy kick, but quite low. I don't think it is suited well to riding sitting down either. The seat is quite good, but the nimbleness of the bike is spoiled if you sit. (IMHO)

I have lots of videos on YouTube (and here) showing what I ride with it.

The Dealer here also sells AJP and is being in the UK version PR3 with full sized wheels (21" 18")

It would be cheaper.

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being 67 years of age and having a 29" inseam limits my choices here, but not as much as only having 3 year experiece in the dirt. I have a 2002 Honda XR 200, plated and there are a few decent riding areas close to home (less than 15 miles) I get around OK with what I have but would like a little more trail capability. Is a Honda CRF230 any better? Should I consider a Yamaha XT225/250, a Honda 230L (the new 250 feels to high, seat-wise), or maybe a Kawa KLX250s?

Thanks for any thoughts

i hope i can still be riding when i get on the wrong side of 50 as well man guys like you are an inspiration lol! honestly keep it up mate you legend!

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i hope i can still be riding when i get on the wrong side of 50 as well man guys like you are an inspiration lol! honestly keep it up mate you legend!

Wrong side of 50??? With all the kids out of the house it is much easier to find time to get out and ride, as well as having more disposable cash for toys. I'll be retiring in the the next year or so and then I'll have even more time to play. I'm feeling like I may be on the right side of 50.

CoKTM

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