SO, i'm looking for a lightweight trail bike that I can hone my mountain/trail/off road riding skills on. I have ridden since a child, but mostly 4 wheels. What I'm saying is, I won't be entering the X-Games anytime soon.
OBVIOUSLY it needs to be on the road some time, so street legal is a must.
While I realize there are tons of makes and models, the ONLY 2 I'm looking for feedback on are the 2 I've listed. Specifically, 2012 dr650, and a 2014 crf250l.
I realize they are pretty different but, they are the two I'm seriously considering. The 650 has 5k miles on it, and the crf is new (fuel injected). Both similar money.
Does anyone have any first hand experience with the goods, the bads, or the uglies with either of these?
OH, 2 things. LIGHT is important, due to an injury, picking up "big" bikes that are taking a dirt nap-
the other, I'll be letting my teenage son ride it (rarely, but some), and teaching my wife on it (not spending the money on her one until she learns/commits)...
Will be ridden primarily on farm, secondary, and fire roads, just to get to single/double track in the mountains (few to 20-30 miles TOPS).
For size consideration: wife and I both 5' 10". I'm 165lbs, she's a bit lighter. Son is near my size and is currently riding a kx80 (yeah, too small).