Help 5’5 rider advice choosing bike


Mar 14, 2023
New to riding, looking to get a used bike for use on trails and off roading with friends, not racing. Was recommended a 125cc, looking for further advice. Wondering pros and cons of kick start vs electric start and manual vs automatic as far as repairs and performance go.

1) your physical size: 5’5 135lbs female, medium build
2) How physical / aggressive are you? New to riding, moderate
3) what do you plan to ride- MX/SX tracks, woods, fields with friends or? Woods, fields, dirt roads with friends
4) Do you have any riding experience? Very little, some as a kid
5) Do you think you will race? No
6) Are you mechanically inclined and will you be doing your own bike work? Yes
7) Do YOU have a preference to a brand/ motor choice (2 or 4 stroke)? 4 stroke, was recommended to look at used Hondas and Yamaha — been looking mainly at 125s
8) Do you have a dealer close by your home that you might use and what brand(s) does he carry? A couple dealers looking more at used bikes from individual sellers
9) How much ($) do you plan to spend on a bike? $2600
10) Your age? 24
11) Do you live in California? No
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