Greetings from Norway! I'm a 21 year old guy, who is looking to get into motorcross. I have been reading forum threads for some time, and I still don't feel that I really get the answer I'm looking for. So I'm hoping a husky guru can give me some pointers. one thing is certain, I'm buying a 4 stroke, and it's going to be a husky! My main issue is;250 vs 450! I'm 6ft tall (185cm), I weigh 143lbs(65kg), I'm athletic, and in good pyshical condition, so I don't tire easily when riding. i'm an aggressive rider, i'm not affraid of speed, jumps and bumps, nor sheer armripping power. I'm not new to the concept of riding motorbikes, I've ridden since I was 14, I have pretty much rode everything, 50,85,125,250,450, 2-strokes, 4-strokes, atv, you name it. However, What I am new to, is the "thecnical" aspect of motorcross. I will mainly be riding at my friends farm, where they have dedicated some of their land to motorcross riding, there is a medium sized mx track, and loads of woods and hill trails. Eventually I plan to ride on the local mx tracks. However, I'm riding for fun, I'm not aiming for competative driving. Last week I took a test ride on a tc 450 (2009), and was blow'n away! I fell in love the instant I turned the throttle, my god the thing goes!! I was amased of how light and manigable the bike felt, even with all that brute power. Beacause I expected it to be heavy and unforgiving. However, I only rode it on some gravel roads and tarmac, not in it's "right" element; dirt, with humps and bumps, and tight corners. Then yesterday I rode my firends suzuki rmz 250.... The bike had power and was easy to ride, it was easy to corner, and I quickly got the feel of the bike. It was completely manigable, all in all a good experience. My friend is hellbent on me getting a 250, cause of the easy ride qualities, but I'm in doubt... He says that a 250 is the best choice cause it's easy to hot start, and that the 450 is a pain to hot start, he also talks about the difference between the bikes gyro effect, and that beacause of the large volume of the 450's pistent, it's much harder to corner cause the bike would like to stay leveled. I'm an ambitious guy, always have been, always will be. I feel that the 250 will give me loads of fun, but not fully satisfy me, and that I'm always gonna miss the brutality of the 450... So basically I'm affraid that if I buy a 250 I will miss the exitement and challenge of riding a 450, and if I buy a 450 I'm affraid that I might take on more than I can chew? I appologise in advance for bad english, I hope I've expressed myself so that you can understand. Also, thank you for any input! /Norway - out!