Originally Posted by MontyCarlo
Height-wise, the TE250s are all very tall bikes, just as tall as the 610. They are lighter though, and that always compensates somewhat.
As to reliability, the 2009 models share the same bottom end as the bigger displacement models, have a decent oil capacity, and are therefore pretty much bulletproof.
Are they really that tall, I'm 6' with a 32" inside leg and have never struggled with the seat height?
Oil capacity in my 2008 is 1.7 litres and even after a lot of use on trails the oil is only now starting to discolour. I bought mine from the (former) UK importer and their mechanic also told me that the bottom end is shared with the larger engines and IS robust.
It's also great to ride!