Originally Posted by Redfox1
Thanks for the input! 250cc sounds good, would probably be on the cheaper end of the DS spectrum as well I'd imagine. I've ridden quads my whole life but never had the oppurtunity to ride any bikes. So it would probably be a good starter bike too
XT250 would be my recommendation just because I've always liked Yamaha (I'm no pro with bikes, there are tons of good options)
Only downside to a 250-ish is going to be that hitting the highway will be sparse and not exactly a confident experience. I can hold 65+ but it sure isn't relaxing haha
For a starter bike though you will definitely have no problem with a DS. Very light weight and nimble.
Edit: I still like the XT225 better but they stopped making them in 06 or 07 so you'd have to find a used one (6 speed instead of 5 is a plus as well