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I am ready to get back in to motocross and I would like your opinion as to where you think I should start based on where I am at: I learned to ride on an xr80, moved up to a kx80, and then rode at cr125 till the age of 16. Sold the bike at 16 to get a car and quit riding motocross since. I am now 24 and looking to get back into mx and possibly even do a little racing. With that said, I have never ridden a modern 4 stroke dirt bike but have ridden the 450 mx atvs. Anyways, now that I am done with college and all that BS I am ready to ride again and would like some opinions as to where you guys think I should start bike wise? I am leaning towards saying f**k it and just buying a new yz450f and diving right in head first. Would this be a bad place to start since I haven't ridden in roughly 8 years? Should I start with a 250f? I am 6'0 180lbs and was a novice rider when I quit? Where do I start?

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IMHO if you haven't ridden in 8 years and stopped as a novice I'd say you should get a 250f or a 2t 125 if you want to save money(2t's are cheaper to own/maintain)

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IMHO if you haven't ridden in 8 years and stopped as a novice I'd say you should get a 250f or a 2t 125 if you want to save money(2t's are cheaper to own/maintain)

I'm with 140 here, go with a 250F instead of the 450F. When I first started riding it was on a KX250F.

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i did close to what you are saying but i started with a 250 2T and then jumped to the 450 after a few months. Part of me wishes i had gone with a 250F and learned turning and other aspects better before jumping to a 450. so i would say go with the 250F and get your confidence back then head up the the 450. and defenitly dont buy a new bike till right of the bat, find a good low hour used bike, youll thank yourself for doing it the first time you mess something up and have some money left to fix it.

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Very similer story from me, I quit riding at 16 and got back into it at 23. My first bike getting back in was a CR250, ended up selling it after about a year and 2 races to get a YZ125. Now i'm on a 250f after taking an 8 year break to go roadracing and am completely happy with it, just taking a little to get used to. Oh ya, same height and 10 pounds less than you.

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if you rode a cr 125 well you must have skill, where you a good rider

i'd say stay with what you know a get a yz 250 or yz 125

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thanks for the reply's guys. I am leaning towards a new 2010 rmz250 if i can find one!

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Get a YZ250F four strokes are where its at now a days..in my opinion. That would be a great step towards the 450F which is what you will want in a year or so.:thumbsup:

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you would probably be able to ride a 450 fine but Id personally go with a 250f. Im really fast on a 450 until I get a little to comfortable and stall it, sometimes in mid air...all bad.

anyways good luck.

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