A thread where XT250 owners and people interested in the XT can share experiences, rides, modifications, enhancements and any related topics. This can hopefully be a photo rich, friendly and fun thread. I'll start out by offering why I purchased a 2018 XT250: Now that I'm in the Social Security time of life, it was time to find a bike for slow exploration over the next 15 or so years. A bike that is my kind of exercise, as opposed to sweaty gym clubs. Daily trail rides on the hundreds of miles of trails surrounding my upcoming home out west. A motorcycle that has a low seat height which allows me to easily deploy my outriggers to keep control in technical sections. Sufficient ground clearance to clear the logs and rocks in the trail. A price low enough to afford the modifications necessary to every motorcycle to make it perfect for my use. Standard dirt bike tire sizes (18-21) allow a huge variety of tire options for different conditions and riding. HUGE supply of options for customizing because the XT has been around for so long. Especially if you look through all the available options in Japan on https://japan.webike.net/ps/xt250/#!search&p.k=xt250 Solid reliability with the convenience of having fuel injection. Why did you select the XT250?