Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denver, Co. 80016
New dirt rider, recommendations needed.
My wife and I want to start dirt riding, and the problem that I've come across looking for information on the net is that most suggestions I read are written by children, so I'm hoping you all can help me out with some mature recommendations.
Eventually, my wife and I would like to have seperate dirt bikes, but with today's financial situation, we're going to have to share a bike for a while. With that said, I'm afraid it may be difficult due to our size difference and riding styles, but maybe you could give us a suggestion?
I'm 27, 5'10 185 lbs. She's 5'3-ish, 130 lbs. We're both not too agressive out there, but I have my moments and I like to have power on tap. I like to play around a bit, wheelie and what not, she does not. We live in the Rockies near the mountains, so we'd have opportunities to ride just about anything and everything, ie. trails, tracks, mountains, plains. I'm basically looking for a good basic 'all around' condition dirt bike that would fit both of us.
The last time I rode was on a vacation 3 years ago, and before that it must have been 15+ years. I'm not a total noobie, but I'm not afraid to admit I've forgotten more than I've retained at this point. My wife has only ridden a few times in her life.
We want to buy used, and we want a Honda (I should clarify that she wants a Honda, but I'm mainly doing this so we can have this experience together, so I want to get something that she will like, and she loves Hondas). Any suggestions as to a year, model #, and price range we should look for? I'd appreciate any help, thanks!
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