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Old 03-13-2014
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Dirt bikes 250 2-stroke or 450 4-stroke

Looking to get a bike just can't decide. Haven't really rode one in 13 years.the last bike I had was a Honda cr80. Just wanna get some opinions on size and brands.

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I'd definitely go with a 450 4 stroke. more torque, less problems, etc. 2 strokes are cool and all but you'll have to wait for the powerband to get the peak power. a 4 stroke the power is always there.
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Wtf you talking about? I have only a little experience but I rode a buddies 250 and it was a jumpy ****. My KTM 450 required less throttle but felt smoother.

Also the 250s are a bit lighter, which could come into question.
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Peak power on a 2 stroke is when you hit power band, it's not consistent like a 4 stroke.
They suck lol 4 stroke ftw. I'll never own another two stroke mainly because they always break. They are overall faster but temperamental lol
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Peak power on a 2 stroke is when you hit power band, it's not consistent like a 4 stroke.
They suck lol 4 stroke ftw. I'll never own another two stroke mainly because they always break. They are overall faster but temperamental lol
the "other plus" of the two stroke....they are half the weight....believe me... I know...

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77 Bultaco Alpina
79 Bultaco Frontera

Yep...I'm an old timer/dirt biker...

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^ I want those Bultacos

2>4
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Me too!!!

I kept the Alpina (350cc) for 8 yrs. I sold the Frontera (370cc) after one. The Alpina was more like a trials bike, the Frontera like a motocrosser..

WTF..

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2 stroke all the way:

lighter
cheaper
faster
easier to work on
cheaper to maintain
moar badasser
moar funnerer


That is unless you are just wanting to trail ride. 4 strokes work better for that.
2 strokes need to be ridden hard to work well.
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Will either of these fit in my ranger with the tailgate up?
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They are the same size

They fit diagonally with the tailgate up, or straight with it down or even removed.
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Both are cool, 2 strokes are more fun in my opinion.
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