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#21 wheatonFJR

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

Fred,
If someone who had never gone dirt biking before was interested in a dual sport...what used bike would you recommend to him (or her)?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

Edit : reading comprehension issues here. You said dual sport in your question.

To be honest, I think this Yamaha would be good for a beginning dual sporter. It's not overpowering by any means. I suppose that you (or I) may outgrow it faster, but it is a pretty good all around package.


WR250R's can be bought in stock trim with very low mileage for between $2 and 3k. Tell your wife you're getting it because it gets 75 mpg, but you'd really be getting it for the fun factor.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:08 AM

you can have some pretty serious fun on the new steed Fred enjoy


+1, Gunny; really great bike Fred, perfect for bashing Baja boojums!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Here's a pretty cool WR250R promotional video.
Sure makes me want to get out (once the evil snow goes away again).



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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

nice trade! Somebody will love that VFR again and it will be ridden I'm sure. With the FJR it makes sense, and now you have a very nice compliment in that spunky 250. Those are nice bikes, the best small d/p bike for sure.
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