You are wanting to buy a dirt bike but are not sure which one would be the best one for you.

This is an article about what are the best options for beginners looking for a trail bike so they can ride singletrack.


If you are like me, you are probably wondering where to spend your hard-earned money.

There are a bunch of options for dirt bikes but you want to make sure that you get a trail dirt bike that’s right for you.

The dirt bike world offers us Motocross bikes, Enduro bikes, Dual sport bikes, and trials bikes.

Since we are looking for a bike to ride the trails with we are going to talk about enduro bikes.

Now, there are two different motor types for dirt bikes.

  • 4 stroke trail bike
  • 2 stroke trail bike

In this article, we won’t be going into the difference between 4 strokes and 2 strokes.

However, we will talk a little bit about it as its important when choosing your first bike.

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Who makes the Best Trail Bike for Beginners?

The list below is in no particular order.

  • Beta Xtrainer 300 (2 stroke)
  • Beta 200 RR (2 stroke)
  • KTM 150 XCW (2 stroke)
  • Honda CRF 250X (4 stroke)
  • Yamaha WR250F (4 stroke)

These are dirt bike manufacturers that are making trail bikes for beginners. These bikes are not fire breathing dragons,

However, it doesn’t mean they can’t do everything the more powerful bikes can.

Each of the trail bikes mentioned above has its own unique features.

The above list consists of quality made and easy to ride/handle trail dirt bikes.

The 4 strokes will probably be a better beginner’s bike as they have a more mellow powerband.

The 2 strokes are generally lighter and feel lighter but the powerband is a little bit more explosive.

However, here is the kicker…..

The way a 2 stroke works vs a 4 stroke they are actually easier to ride in REALLY slow technical trails.

The reason for this is 2 strokes are harder to flameout over a 4 stroke.

This makes a 2 stroke easier to ride in the really gnarly technical singletrack.