I am 16..Limited budget..

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I am 5'11'' 170lbs.. I am on a limited budget though, I have around maybe 3600USD, I don't think there are any new 125's I could afford for under 4k... I am not really into lookin for a used ride.. I have been looking for a FAST bike, any suggestions?
 
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For 3600 you should be able to afford a 2000+ 125 easily. However, I would look for a 2001 yz250f. I've seen quite a few of them for sale for around 3500. In fact, there's one for sale on this site for 3500. I'm 17, 5'9 and 160lbs and I ride a yz250f. It's a great bike and I think you would really like it.
 
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Opps, didnt see that you were looking for a new bike only. In that case I don't think there is much you can get thats decent or FAST as you put it.
 
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GET A KDX 220 they are a really good all around bike that can perform great for yrs without any serv at all. they can also run with 250s given a good rider. you can even ride at night if you want. truelly a budget machine.

its not the wickedest mxr but ive seen an elderly gentlemen gain some respect from 450s and 250s. a totally stock bike out ran many $8000 play toys. Definetly a sight everyone should get the rights to see.
Im talking about going from the woods straight to the mx track. Either direction it was turned all it needed was dirt.
its all about whatcha gonna do when get 2breed this new toy.
 

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At 5'11", 170 lbs and 16 years of age, you won't find fast on a 125, IMO. (I have to assume {!} that you have the experience to handle a fast bike.) 250 two strokes are plentiful and plenty fast. And if you have cajones el grande (and the skills to back 'em up), 500 two strokes are an incredible bargain for adrenalin addicts.

But for $3600 you'll have to look at used. And really you ought to be able to find a 2-3 yr old bike in very nice shape for that kind of money.
 
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i have to agree with RAHRAH, i think you should look at a KDX, but i think you should get the 200, not the 220, the 200 is supposed to have more top end while the 220 has more bottom end, look on the KDX forum here, you will find out everything you need to know about them. if you go the the dealership and talk to them about money, and are good at bargining, you ahould be able to get the 200 for $3700 out the door. i know this for a fact because i almost bought one, but i wanted a 4 stroke and ended up with a wr250f. the thing about the Kdx is that the front suspension is not the greatest, but if you look through the KDX forum you will find that for around $40 you could get a set of xr springs or i think from one of the sponsers page you can get stiffer springs, and that bike is a well proven bike that has limitless possibilities with upgrades. but whatever you decide, have fun!
 
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Thanks for the replies guys... I will check that KDX out.. I fogot to mention, I don't think I will racing or anything, I just have a amount of long fireroads and such around here... I have experiance with the honda crf230f and it seemed to be the right size... It runs a good 75mph on pavement too, my friend has a kx100 and its pretty nice, I have never ridden it tho (he is 140lbs or so) but for a play bike, a kx100 with new pipes and mods. will rip for the most part (from what I have heard, I don't know about that if it was under a 170lbs dude..) any other suggestions? Thanks,

-Jack
 
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Don't waste your money on a kdx. I had one and compared to my yz250f it sucked. The motor is good, although its not that strong, but the suspension and everything else sucks.
 
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You should save up your money bc a Kdx 22/200 is too expensive. those things are th cheapest things you will ever ride. Bar none. with the acception of a KX125 that got stolen from me. someones riding on me. Id be pissed having to buy the expensive 4st oil to change on a constant basis. arent you still in school. are you tired of doing homework? You would get tired of your new bike needing its valves checked too. you really wouldnt want 2b able to afford the other things that it takes to keep those newbies a newbie. Most of the bike you get to read about are only good in some locations (Like the place they actually took the test at)
were do you live and will you be trail riding? if your only gonna ream the bike out down fire roads I cant recommend that you blow up anything but a pw50. fill us in. the more we know the better we can help you
 
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ya, i agree if your only gonna ride it up and down the road getting a big bike would be a big waste of money. And even tho if you want you can trick out a 50. if you are gonna be trail riding a Yamaha YZ250F is a great bike. Im 14 yrs old "5'5 and 115 lbs. I really couldnt tell you haw the suspension is becuz i have pro action susp. on mine. nvr put the stock one on. but the engine is strong.
 
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Search for some deals. You should get a ktm200exc. I would rather have that over a kdx 200.

a buddy of mine is selling a 01 ktm 200 exc. It has hardly no hours. He was gona race it, but never got around to it. its been sitting for over a year and a half. Still has the original chain and sprockets. Bike has minor scratches, still looks new. Anyways, I would buy it, but i want a brand new 250 4-stroke. He wants a lil over 3000, which is a good deal in my opinion. Look around, you will find something.
Help us help you. Exactly, what kind of riding will you be doing besides goin up the road. I know you arent gona be racing, but will you be on a small track? woods riding? or what. I think a big bore is a waste for you. You will prolly be satisfied with either a baby thumper 250 4 stroke enduro or 200enduro. But thats figuring you'll do mainyl woods riding.
 
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I hate to see this, buy a 2 year old kdx, and learn to maintain the bike then learn to ride, itll wipe the floor with the 230f. And a 250f as a very 1st bike will get you hurt.