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What trails bike?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by TarmacSamurai, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. A mate of mine is looking to buy a trails bike. He'll use it to explore off road around his place but also some road riding.

    He's looked at XT660 and BMW F650. He's a bit short so ground clearance might be an issue. He's looking under ten grand.

    Any suggestions on bikes for him?
  2. DR650 comes with a lowering kit

    Had a KLR650 and the springs compressed a fair way when I sat on the bike so maybe try one of those out.

    THe BMW 650's hold their value really well - few years old probably still more than a new DR/KLR
  3. OK, we looked at a couple today. The KLR and the Honda XR both way too high for him. He's thinking he may have to stick with the XT250 as he knows that's not too tall.

    Any other suggestions?
  4. DR650 at full height is actually lower in the seat than Yam's current 250 (XT, TT ? Can't remember). Can be lowered 40 mm beyond that too.
  5. Just get a lowering link for the bike he likes best?

    How about 2 strokes? KTM GAS GAS 2nd hand offcourse. ;)
  6. TTR230 is a very short bike.