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18 Year Old daughter wants to try riding

OK, No.1 daughter (165 cm, 53 kg) has expressed an interest to try dirt bikes.
Great I thought as I happen to have 2 bikes @ the moment. New KTM & the trusty 2011 Sherco SE3.0i-FR with a lowered seat.
Got her to sit on it yesterday & then try & pick it up. Oh........that's not going to further the cause. Too heavy to pick up.
OK, so the Sherco will be going up for sale but what to replace it with?
Is there anybody out there with a 150 or thereabouts that's looking to upgrade to a bigger bike that would like to swap?
Any suggestions on what bike to be looking for. It shouldn't be an enduro weapon. We'll worry about that if the interest continues. Preferably something that can be registered but @ this early stage I could overlook that.
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The big question is how tall is she?
Doea she have any riding experience
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No experience worth mentioning. 5 years ago she road around a paddock on an 80 but nothing since then.
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The CRF230 is a porky 108 kg's. That virtually the same as the Sherco so I don't think I'm gaining much weight loss moving to one of those. I'll take her out to a shop & sit her on a variety so we get a better idea of what's appropriate.
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. I'll take her out to a shop & sit her on a variety so we get a better idea of what's appropriate.
Good plan.

My first thought was a Crf150f going by the onfo from your first post.
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The CRF230 is a porky 108 kg's. That virtually the same as the Sherco so I don't think I'm gaining much weight loss moving to one of those. I'll take her out to a shop & sit her on a variety so we get a better idea of what's appropriate.
Porky it may be ,

But it carries it low /cog .

Power delivery is sublime for traction ,

Very user friendly ,

"I can point to the moon croissant "

U r welcome to borrow mine ....
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You will need to teach her technique to pick up the bike and get her to practise it and then she can pick up anything without relying on upper body strength so much.

Is she sporty? Gutsy? Picks up things quickly? If so then a 250f with e-start and suspension set up to suit would be good and will see her through beginner and beyond.

If she is more timid in nature, then a 230 would be the better pick. They do weigh a bit but carry the weight differently.
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