Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

What bike should I buy?

Recommended Posts

Long time lurker, first time poster.

About me:

5'8, 190#, 36 years old

It has been about 10 years since I have rode in the dirt. Which was just around farms and trails.

I am looking to get a bike to ride mx in a club type of setting. Starting out just track riding and maybe racing down the road.

I need some direction as to what to be looking for. I am ok with getting something to learn on, knowing that I will be upsizing in a year or so. I just don't want to get something that everybody besides me knows is way too small or way too big.

Thanks, and if I left something out, please ask.

edit to add: I am leaning towards Yamaha as I have family friends who own a dealership. There is also a KTM shop not too far away from me, but I have no ties to them.

John

Edited by Fishinjdb
Left something out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Long time lurker, first time poster.

edit to add: I am leaning towards Yamaha as I have family friends who own a dealership. There is also a KTM shop not too far away from me, but I have no ties to them.

John

WELL.... sound to me as you got your anwser with the family.... YZ250 or a YZ250F.... the 450 is going to be a lot to hold on to at first....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The yz250f would be an easy bike to learn and ride on, and would be great for competing later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in the same boat a couple of years ago. I started riding MX at age 11 and started racing at age 13. I raced until age 18 and was on a team made expert on the 125 and 250 class. After stopping, I never got back on a bike until age 40. I started on a RMZ 250, but after a few months sold it and got a RMZ 450 which I love. I was rusty in the begining, but it didn't take long to get back in the groove. The 250 is a nice bike but I'm 6'0 205 lbs. and I felt the 450 was a better fit. The 450's last longer also because most won't over rev them like the 250. I would also consider the 250 2st. The maint. on them is cheaper then the 4 stroke. Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×