RIDER OPIN­ION

Dirt Rider - - Comparison -

The 250 was just eas­ier to man­age ev­ery­where on the track. I felt like I could be more ag­gres­sive. When the track be­came rougher and drier, I was able to stay on the throt­tle longer through the turns. It was a lit­tle low on low-end power af­ter com­ing off of the larger bikes, so you had to rev the bike out. When it comes to jump­ing I usu­ally like to have a lit­tle more power to ac­cel­er­ate on the face. While rid­ing the 250, it took more speed be­fore you made it to the face.

The 350 had ev­ery­thing I like in all three of the bikes! I was able to ride this bike al­most as ag­gres­sively as the 250, but I had the power to launch over the jumps that I couldn’t clear on the smaller bike. The power de­liv­ery was great and as long as the 250’s. I was not able to no­tice a power dif­fer­ence be­tween the 350 and 450, but the 350 did seem eas­ier for me to hit the ruts. I feel like I can ride the smaller bike faster than the 450.

I would buy the 450 if I was 6 feet and weighed 180 pounds. With me be­ing a lit­tle out of shape and not able to mus­cle the more pow­er­ful bike around I feel like I get tired sooner. How­ever, the 450 is smooth and eas­ier to ride; it be­comes more of a hand­ful when the arms get pumped up.

—KELLY GELHAUS 5’9”, 245 LB., SE­NIOR IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

Per­sonal Rank­ing: 1. 350, 2. 250, 3. 450 Ac­tual Lap Times: 2:21 (250), 2:25 (350), 2:33 (450)

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