Aug 4, 2022
1) your physical size (5'8 / 125lbs)
2) How physical / aggressive are you (very)
3) what do you plan to ride- (dual sport)
4) Do you have any riding experience (lots)
5) Do you think you will race (not this bike)
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) (not at all)
8) Do you have a dealer close by your home that you might use and what brand(s) does he carry? (no dealers close)
9) How much ($) do you plan to spend on a bike (max 12k)
10) Your age (16)
11) Do you live in California (no)


Moderator / Wheelie King
Jun 30, 1999
Sounds like a good budget. KTM EXC or Beta RRS are probably the best choices. The CRF450 dual sport is a great choice too but will need to have some mods to get the most out of it.

Considering your age KTM or Beta dual sports have the widest range of bikes to choose from.

If the WR250F dual sport was still made that would be an excellent choice but the CRF250 dual sport is still around and if you don't have a lot of riding experience that would be the best to start out on.


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