Honda XR100 - Reviews
The 99cc engine is a little too powerful for very young beginners. It is fun on trails or track and can handle any type of ground. The 30.5 inch seat height makes it a good transition bike for older teens and adults but can be really difficult for younger, smaller riders to handle. It's air cooled engine and 5-speed transmission provide a very dependable ride, and the framework and suspension are durable and sturdy over any jump.
The Honda XR100, often affectionately known as 'Big Red' is a popular bike for riders making their way up into the professional motocross world.
Advantages: Excellent transition bike from amateur to a bigger more powerful motocross or dirt bike. Sporty looking, fun to ride, easy to maintain.
Disadvantages: Riding the edge between amateur and professional level bike it is easily 'out grown'. Drum brakes on front and rear are less reliable and can require a good stopping distance.