Hi all, Have lurked in these forums for the past 6 months; First time poster and new owner of a 2010 WR250F. So far seems like a really great forum for info. Before this bike, I'd only had 2-wheel off-road experience with friends' play bikes and renting bashed-up wrecks whilst on holidays in 3rd world countried. Always wanted to get into the dirty-stuff, however have only been $$$-able recently! I went back & forth between a 250 and 450 quite a bit, as I had it in my usually-thick head that I wanted as close to a one-size-fits-all bike and didn't want the obligation to upgrade or modify within 12-24 months (I'm 110kg / 240lb with gear) so was wondering if the 250 would be enough. In the end I went with a 250 as I wanted to take the more challenging option of learning about momentum and clutch control. Not to mention I could just picture a 450 throwing my rookie-self off the track and into a tree, faster than I can currently react. So far I'm really happy with it and even my uncorked (stock) bike is surprisingly peaky when revved a bit. Definitely feels tall, but very light and comfortably flickable. I think I will eventually move up to a bigger-bore bike down the track, however for the time-being this is more than enough performance for me! Anyway look forward to shooting the sh*t with all of you about this very addictive & expensive (yet very, very fun) sport / hobby. Also if there are any others who are near my rider level in the Sydney, Australia area, I'm keen to come on some trail / track rides. I have mates who are into this sport however they're mostly complete nutters who do 10/10th's on trails! Cheers.