is a crf230 competitive in the dezert well for a first time racer?
exactly.. go out and have fun.. Even more fun is when you pass someone on their tricked out $9000 race bike on your cool little crf 230.First time racer and thats the bike you own, go for it. As the others said its not gonna be competitive with the front runners but you will still have a blast and get your feet wet racing until you are ready to move up.
yeah, i looked there i got some great ideas.Yeah, you can race it. I think they even have classes for that bike size/type in some series.
There is a lot of good info here on how to trick it out.