i'm looking on buying a new bike and the yzf250 is one of my choices. how well does this bike handle in sand. my main worry is the power. i mostly ride trails (Gorman, CA) but when it's snowing or to cold to go i like to go to pismo beach. i ride a 96 cr125 right now and i have to have to throttle pined to have fun, but that sucks on the motor already on my 3rd top end in 3 years. i don't want to get either of the 450's because i don't need that much power. so will this bike work good or should i get a 250 two-stroke. i weight 185 6'0 been riding since i was 18 (4 years)i always rode when younger but not hard.