this bike desperately needs a lower gearing to avoid stalling and allowing more control in low speed. i am looking to get hold of 15T front sprocket, and later on maybe also of 42 for the rear. even though crf250L has lower gearing, changing the front sprocket to smaller is what everybody does from the start. I personally love the dual purpose tires on this bike, but I am not using it for off-roading, just for tarmac and bad roads. off-road tires make you sacrifice stability on tarmac.