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I really want a dirt bike badly but my parents can't afford one. I am 14.

Derion
Rockdale, TX
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Editor Response
Maybe you can start a savings fund specifically for your future dirt bike. Start offering to do odd jobs around the neighborhood, babysitting, dog walking, lawn mowing, etc. When you finally have enough for the bike, you'll be so proud that you were able to get it yourself! Good luck, Derion!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
I have never ridden a dirt bike but I want to get into it. I’m 5 feet 1 inch and I have nowhere to begin. I would mostly trail ride, but I want something that goes fast and isn’t a baby bike. I wouldn’t be buying a brand new one. But I don’t know where to start.

Sara
Lakeview, MI
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Editor Response
You might be interested in some of the advice from our readers when a similar question was asked here. Good luck with your search!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
Nowadays you can also consider an electric dirt bike.

Elizabeth
Woodbridge, VA
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
I'm 4 feet 11 inches and started out on a TTR-110 with an automatic clutch, but now I'm looking to move up to something with a real clutch.

I'm trying to decide between a Kawasaki KLX110L and a Honda CRF125. The KLX is smaller, lighter, and I have better footing, but the CRF seems like a better bike overall, and one that I would ride for many years.

Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Stefania
Leonia, NJ
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Editor Response
With almost identical seat heights, the biggest difference that we see is that the Honda is 25 pounds heavier than the Kawasaki. If you consider how often you may have to pick up the bike, this might be a deciding factor. Assess yourself and your riding style, as well as your skill level. If you are the type of rider who is going to be challenging yourself, which may result in a lot of tipovers, that 25 pounds could end up feeling like 100 pounds by the end of a long day.

But if you don't think you won't need to pick up the bike much or if it's not too difficult, it does sound like you would prefer the Honda. Trust your instincts and get the bike you know is the best for you.

Good luck, and have fun!
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
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