Originally Posted by clarkstoncracker
I am 195, and I have very little dirt bike experience, but a lot of street bike experience. I just don't want to buy a 250 and be upset after a couple times out that I don't have more... But I don't want to spend the money on a 450 if a 250 would keep me happy.
I'd say pull the trigger on the 450. Like what's been said already, you will gain confidence on it the longer you ride. I think a lot of the reason people are buying the 450s is you get the low end power without sacrificing much top end speed. Really the 250 would do everything the 450 will trail wise. You will wish you had the 450 when you are eating dust from your buddies on some of the more open trails.