Aleksandar13 Posted May 3, 2020 Share Posted May 3, 2020 Hello chaps, I know this thread might open up a can of worms but why not... Some of you are aware that my T700 is an SM bike and road only and I would never consider taking the bike off road.. This is my choice and it might be in others peoples views the wrong one but I am happy with the decision and would never change it back to stock. That being said I am thinking about buying a second bike, I have never adventured off road and this would be my first time... I am planning on going off road before I commit to buying a bike but I would like to discuss what people think about some trail bikes for beginners. I usually buy new or slightly used and I would prefer to keep it this way but let's see where the discussion ends. I have couple of bikes in mind and they are all 250cc, I am told would be enough for a beginner but not lack fun and must be tall enough for 6.4 and a bit on the heavier side 104kg. 450cc would be nice but I might get myself killed My list : AJP PR5 250...seems to be a Portuguese brand with decent quality and good value for money less than 5k in UK. Suzuki rmz 250 : good deals to be had around 5k no idea of how good bad it is. Yamaha wr250 must be my favourite but it is higher in the range of 6to 7k price wise. Crf250 good value but soma say it is heavy.? Husqvarna and Ktm are in the background due to reliability concerns but if you have recommendations please let me know. Main concern with all the above is the maintenance and reliability. Ajp has a street engine and needs oil change every 1800 miles. I know most manuals on the off road bikes are probably saying 4h oil changes but is this really the case..? What bike would you recommend for green lanes and off road use considering maintenance , reliability cost and fun factor. I am no racer just want to be able to try off road and lanes and enjoy the nature and the lanes. Mileage per year should be between 3k and 4k a year if this becomes a routine of mine as it is with the T700 SM. Look forward to your answers. Regards, Aleks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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