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I'm buying a new bike soon. I have a two stroke 125, I'm thinking of switching over to the 4 stroke world. I was wondering if a 4 stroke 250 race bike will more low end than my Rm125 on the trail. I was also looking at crf250x's. But I like to ride track for fun too. Is a 250f a good "do it all" bike, and will it be better on the trail?

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I'm buying a new bike soon. I have a two stroke 125, I'm thinking of switching over to the 4 stroke world. I was wondering if a 4 stroke 250 race bike will more low end than my Rm125 on the trail. I was also looking at crf250x's. But I like to ride track for fun too. Is a 250f a good "do it all" bike, and will it be better on the trail?

 

It will be night and day difference. Good luck. You are gonna love it.

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Huge difference.  My son's first trail bike was a RM125.  Had a fly wheel weight, but that was it.  He learned a lot on it.  He recently switched to a KLX300 and he is a way better rider having ridden his 125.  He likes it way better for trail riding.

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Any four stroke MX'er will tend to overheat if trail riding at too slow a pace.

You'll have to pick, either track or trail as the primary usage and live with a bike inadequacies elswhere.

 

A KTM 150XC is a good compromise.

I almost purchased one a few years back but decided that a MX track was to be my primary type of riding,

got a YZ125 instead and with a few mods (tires, larger sprocket, flywheel weight) makes for a decent occasional trail bike too.

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