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It's my first dirt bike (offroad)! What should I buy?? Episode 11

October 29, 2019
Dirt Bike Channel Podcast
It's my first dirt bike (offroad)! What should I buy?? Episode 11
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It's my first dirt bike (offroad)! What should I buy?? Episode 11
Oct 29, 2019
Kyle Brothersen

For most adult men looking to get into dirt biking, I would suggest either a 250 4 stroke, or a 125/150 2 stroke.  The reason for these models is they don’t have too much power.  Most people make the mistake of buying a bike that has too much power and it gets them into trouble. The bigger motors also make the bikes feel heavy, and tend to ride you more than you ride the bike! 

Keep in mind that you aren't marrying the bike. You will have it on average 2-4 years and then try something different.  No need to think that you'll have this bike forever.  

Some good bikes to look for are: 

More trail oriented: 

Honda CRF250X (4 stroke) 

Yamaha WR250F (4 stroke) 

Beta Xtrainer (2 stroke) 


More race oriented: 

Yamaha YZ125 (2 stroke) 

KTM 150 or 200 XC-W (2 stroke) 

Beta 200RR (2 stroke) - Highly recommend this bike.  Lower seat height on this Beta than the other brands. 

Yamaha YZ250 FX (4 Stroke) 

KTM 250 XC-F (4 stroke). This bike is probably the most difficult overall bike to ride on this list.  It likes to be pushed hard. Does not do well if you are a slower rider. 

Beta 390RR (4 stroke) very forgiving and easy to ride for most riders.  Lower seat height on the Beta bikes which is nice.  Is better to only get this if you are ridden some before. 

KTM 300 XC-W  - This bike is too much for most beginning riders, but many have started on it.  Is better to only get this if you are ridden some before 

Show Notes

For most adult men looking to get into dirt biking, I would suggest either a 250 4 stroke, or a 125/150 2 stroke.  The reason for these models is they don’t have too much power.  Most people make the mistake of buying a bike that has too much power and it gets them into trouble. The bigger motors also make the bikes feel heavy, and tend to ride you more than you ride the bike! 

Keep in mind that you aren't marrying the bike. You will have it on average 2-4 years and then try something different.  No need to think that you'll have this bike forever.  

Some good bikes to look for are: 

More trail oriented: 

Honda CRF250X (4 stroke) 

Yamaha WR250F (4 stroke) 

Beta Xtrainer (2 stroke) 


More race oriented: 

Yamaha YZ125 (2 stroke) 

KTM 150 or 200 XC-W (2 stroke) 

Beta 200RR (2 stroke) - Highly recommend this bike.  Lower seat height on this Beta than the other brands. 

Yamaha YZ250 FX (4 Stroke) 

KTM 250 XC-F (4 stroke). This bike is probably the most difficult overall bike to ride on this list.  It likes to be pushed hard. Does not do well if you are a slower rider. 

Beta 390RR (4 stroke) very forgiving and easy to ride for most riders.  Lower seat height on the Beta bikes which is nice.  Is better to only get this if you are ridden some before. 

KTM 300 XC-W  - This bike is too much for most beginning riders, but many have started on it.  Is better to only get this if you are ridden some before 

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