Re: TRX250r or Warrior?
I myself have been out of the game for a few years (now looking to make a return), so my knowledge doesn't carry as much weight as some of the vets around here. You ask a good question, however it's one that is variable depending upon the type of action you're looking for. The 250R (2 stroke and liquid cooled, by the way) is a full on race machine that is also capable of tearing it up on the trails. Be prepared to pay for one, though, as they are quite expensive (due to every racer-wannabe looking to make themselves competitive). The Warrior is of a different breed entirely. It's a sport machine (4 stroke, air cooled), complete with an electric starter and reverse to help you out on the trail should you get in a jam. You can modify a Warrior into a pretty competitive trail and track machine, but it will never hang with a modified 250R in the same environment (though you may be able to keep it close). HOWEVER, the Warrior has alot more torque down low, and its amenities give the rider an extra sense of security when riding. I myself owned a Warrior ('89 model) and loved it. Unfortunately, school was more important, and I had to bid it farewell. Now I'm trying to convince my wife that riding is a fun family activity (she's not buying it so far). Hope I helped.