Im looking to buy a new Yamaha 2 stroke within the next couple weeks but i cant decide whether i would be happier with the 2018 yz 250 or the 2018 yz250x. Heres my riding background. Ive been riding for 15 years, I raced in the A class for 5 years until money got tight and i gave up racing all together. Since i then I realized how much fun single track riding is and just free riding with the buddies. I still occasionally ride tracks but about 80% of my riding is trails. I live in Michigan and if you have ever ridden in Michigan then you know the trails can get as rough as a motocross track. My local trails have sand whoops that i would compare to
REDD-BUUUDDDS sand whoops.
Ive never owned a "trail" bike ive always taken my race bikes and made them into "trail" bikes. My last bike being a Yz125.
That being said i know all the mechanical and technical differences between the 2 bikes. Im a bit worried that the 250x just wont have the racey feel when im riding. Im also worried then when i do take it to the track the suspension will be a bit soft and the mellow hitting powerband will not allow me to seat bounce the big whoops. But now the standard yz250 might not have enough low end to help me skate through wet black slick dirt and the suspension might be a little to "non responsive" per say in studder bumps. Can you guys give me any sort of guidance.
If you would like to check out my riding style on YouTube check out : "Yz125 2 stroke Shredding Michigan Enduro Trails."
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For sale is my 2015 Beta 350RR. 2734 miles and 120 hours. Just had some top end work done by Sierra BMW and BETA. Fresh air filter and oil. This is an awesome dual sport bike. Or you can strip the lights and turn signals and have a single track weapon, your choice. This bike will do it all. Unfortunately, I've been riding my 2 stroke lately and don't have room or the time to maintain 2 bikes. My loss is your gain! Front tire only has a few rides on it, the rear needs to be changed. Beta's are super reliable and amazing machines that rival KTM and Husky!
-Forks revalved by LT-Racing for 210# rider w/gear
-Mylers oversized radiators and bulletproof radiator guards
-Folding ARC clutch and brake levers (I have the stock levers as well)
-3.1 gallon tank. (I also have the stock tank)
-Seat concepts dual sport seat (also includes the stock seat with guts foam and motoseat seat cover)
-FMF powercore 4 with silent core/spark arrestor. I've got the stock spark arrestor as well. Racing compliant!
-Boano racing billet brake pedal with brake tip
-FJ Fasst co. brake clevis
-Billet chain blocks
-upgraded steel oil pump gears- the plastic stock ones are prone to failure
-Force accessories case saver
-TMD skid plate (not pictured but will be on the bike)
Acerbis X-factor handguards
a few spare plastics pieces
key switch with plug and play wiring
extra tubes and rimlocks
Printed and bound owners manual and service manual
10mm billet bar risers
It's a dirt bike so it has some cosmetic damage. Some chipped plastic and scratches on the swingarm.
Can send more pictures/info upon request