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What is considered a trail bike in 2006?

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I have a 1996 Honda XR250R and love it however I know it won't last forever and was wondering what bikes made today are considered good trail bikes. I do not ride on a track only in the woods mostly single track. I have a subscription to Dirt Rider magazine and all the articles covering new bikes refer to them being used on a MX track. So what new bikes are considered great trail bikes?

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KTM 400,450 or 525 EXC.

Headlight, tail light, happy button and valves that can be checked in under an hour with basic tools.

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The new Husky enduro bikes should cover all your bases too.

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I'll put in a good word for the TTR250...Yamaha's version of the XR. :thumbsup:

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Keep what you have. Peer presure is an ugly thing.

A 280 kit and updated suspension will keep you happy for a long while. In super-tight, snotty, technical trails - you already have one of the premier bikes for handling & durability. :thumbsup:

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When I was in highschool, I had a friend that rode a Honda CB350 offroad ! :thumbsup: ,

those were the day's, all the new bike's are good,

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CRFX's, WR's, KTM EXC, XCW, XC, Huskies. These bikes all come with green stickers, which means you can ride them year round. You can also get a KTM 2 stroke xc-w or xc that are trail bikes or even a kdx200 but those haven't been updated in a long time. No green stickers for the 2 strokes.

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