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5 of the best motocross bikes for beginners

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1. KTM 250 SX-F. Best Dirt Bike

Why do we like it? Competitive straight out of the box, a lot of power, easy to drive quickly
If you are looking to jump straight to the starting line, the KTM 250 SX-F is your best bet. This bike is considered by many to be the most competitive four-stroke 250 on the market. KTM has won eight of the last nine MX2 World Championship titles with this machine - and you can not argue with those numbers! In 2011, the 250 SX-F went from a carburetor to a more modern and preferred EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) system. Our advice is to opt for a 2012 model to come. In 2012, electric starters were also fitted as standard - and trust us, you'll need it! With a smooth and usable motor boat load, the KTM 250 SX-F is very easy to drive at the pace. You can find pre-2012 machines for less than £ 3k and a 2016 model for under £ 5k.

2. Yamaha YZ125

Why do we like it? Reliable, good handling, excellent standard specification, superior performance
The YZ125 is a tw…