I recommend the Yamaha XT250. Its got an appropriate seat hieght, is light, highly reliable and performs very well. It is street legal and 70 mph is not a problem, yet it still has the torque for getting down and dirty. These little Yam Thumpers are a standard - tried and true. They are a good value for the money. I bought a new 2009 this summer for $3,999. I generally ride backroads, some steep trails and abandoned rail lines. I also ride golf courses and my nieghbor lawns. Man the XT250 is perfect for rutting up a golf green with donuts. I also use mine when hunting yard gnomes. That baby can plow down day lillies like a Sherman tank. Its also the perfect size for playing Cat Polo. It corners as tight as most cats and its low enough that you use a regular croquet mallet . It also takes curbs well - really handy for out running the cops. Most of all, the Yamaha XT250 is a chick magent. Babes go ga-ga over it. Everytime I pull up next to a traffic light, soccor moms, hot cougars, super models and gorgeous mature women flash me, shout out their phone numbers and beg for a ride. Its not me. It is the XT 250. Buy one. It will change your life. It changed mine.