Which bike should I buy?
I have just moved to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, where I am surrounded by mountains, perfect for some off-road riding. That said, I am new to riding off-road, so there are lots of things to learn - not least of which is the best bike to buy. The choice of second-hand bikes is not great, but I have seen a few, namely a Honda XR 250cc, a Honda XR 400cc, a Yamaha XT Artesia 400cc and some new Kawasaki KLXs (made in Thailand).
The prices do differ greatly, but if I could get an idea of which ones would suit my purposes best and whether there is anything I need to know about any of these models (for example I am struggling to find much info about the Artesia), then I should be able to work it out from there.
Many thanks in advance.