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I started off when I was 13 or 14 with a XR100 -- sold it when I was 15 or so. Didn't get back on a bike 'til I was 26, and bought a CRF230F. I thought the thing was pretty quick, in comparison. I then got lucky and obtained a YZ250F. I figured it couldn't be much quicker, only a 26CC difference. Wow, then I learned how much different the head and compression and everything else is on these 4 Stroke 250s, vs the 4 Stroke 230s. This bike scares me :) I lift up in 2nd gear without trying!
I rated it 4 out of 5 stars as I use it for trail purposes, and can only find a few things the bike doesn't have for trail riding (although it is an MX bike, and might be more of a 5 out of 5 star bike for trail purposes) -- no electric start, not very high top speed (small back sprocket from factory, for MX purposes), the bike heats up really fast and doesn't like to idle too long, no kickstand, clutch engages quickly and doesn't like to be feathered much, harder to maintain than a 230.