what's a good starter bike

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I'm 5'2 170 pound female. muscular build. ( my grandma says ,i'm built like a brick s**t house )
I don't want something too fast. I was looking at a ttr-110 but i'm to heavy.
What do you suggest?
trail riding only.
Thanks kimmie
 
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yea i have a friend with a crf230. They got plently of power and that bike is fast as balls for a 230
 
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go for a kdx 200 or klx 250 as these bikes are stil made today. the 230s arnt that fast and u would get sick of not having the power after a while. but if you want somthing that you never realy have to touch and is super reliable then a 230 could be good for you
 
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They got plently of power and that bike is fast as balls
Exactly how fast are balls? If a 230 is that fast, how fast is a 250 MX'er? Legs? Generally speaking, I'd think legs are faster than balls. :debil:

Take Moparman's advice and answer the questions so someone can give you an informed opinion.
 
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I think you may be limited with choices by being 5'2" tall. As a beginner learning to ride its a good idea to have a bike that you can touch the ground with your feet. I would recomend a crf150f or an XR200. Both are within an inch of each other and make close to the same power. As a bginner you do not need something powerful. From experience I bought my girlfriend a yz85 to start, she was scared of it so I had to sell it for a crf150f. The 150 was more manageable and easier to ride for her. She had allot more fun on the 150 too. The CRF230, KLX250 and KDX200 will probably be too tall for you being only 5'2". I weigh 225 lbs and the crf150f has plently of power to move me through trails and up hills. Just my .02
 
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the 230s arnt that fast and u would get sick of not having the power after a while. but if you want somthing that you never realy have to touch and is super reliable then a 230 could be good for you

well said, i would recommend a 230 for someone just learning. but just beware the suspension isnt the greatest for anyone over 150. im about 145, and i can get 4 or 5 ft. of air no prob. but everyone else who rides it says its soft. but just for the trails its super reliable, tires arent the greatest but overall good for the $.