I've been looking for a bike for a while now (this will be my first) and now finally have the funds to get one. Today I went up to my local shop and looked at a few different models and manufacturers . There were a couple that caught my eye: 08 wr250f and the suzuki drz400e. Both are in the same price range but offer different things that im looking for. Im fairly new to dirtbikes, im usually on a quad. Being in southern california im gonna spend most of the time in the desert but i do travel to different areas that have trails. On the 250 i like the light weight and the suspension seems really good, all in all it just feels good. The only thing im worried about is the engine size. Im not a small guy (5'10 200 pounds) and im worried that i might outgrow it as i get more experience. But on the other hand ive rode 250 quads and they seem to move really well. I pretty much want a good bike that will be able to keep up with me in the long run. Id like to hear some opinions before i go ahead and pick it up.