I have been lurking around here for awhile and posted a few times, but I am a rookie to the sport. I am interested in getting into riding. I will mainly be riding around the Hill Country of Texas on ranch roads, fields, etc. I do not plan on going to the track at all, not for me I don't think. I have a good friend who has both a 1999 RM 125 and XR 400, both in cherry condition. I have ridden the 400 a couple of times with no problems at all, pretty forgiving really. It is heavy as hell I do know that. Next time we ride, I plan on riding his smoker to see what it is like. I have been looking at used bikes and I can pick up a late model 125 for pretty cheap, while the 4-strokes are a bit more pricey. Should I be looking at 2 smokes or maybe a XR 200/250? I had considered a YZF 250, as everyone seems to like that bike a lot. Any thoughts would be appreciated?