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Which one is better on the trail. Is the 250 funner to corner?? Or should i go with the 400 for more power. Is the 400 too much of a tank to have fun on trails??

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How big are you?

How old are you

What kind of riding?

How much experience?

What is your budget?

They are both good bikes, but we need to know more...

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From the XR250/XR400 FAQ

Which XR should I buy?

The longer the straights, the taller the hills, the deeper the sand; the bigger XR you want.

The tighter the trail, the smaller hills, firmer terrain; the smaller XR you want.

The XR400 has a great motor that will pull you almost anywhere. You can be sloppy on a hill climb on an XR400, where you have to keep the 250 singing. The XR400 weight is most noticeable when you drop it or try to stop it going down a long downhill. (Moooomentum!)

The XR250 feels like a mtn bike compared to the XR400. (20 lbs lighter) My friend rode his XR250 for years before decided he needed more power. Even then you can add a 300 kit and get good power.

If you were heading to ride fireroads in Baja, I'd tell you to get the 600/650.

To the tight woods, get the 250.

A lot of both, the 400.

Dual-sporting? Go bigger for more freeway, but don't show up at the trailhead with too big of a bike.

All of the XR's are great. Pick the one that fits your needs.

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