When I took out the Husky TE300 I fell in love with the added power and torque right away. Where on some parts of the trail I was in-between second and third gear on the 250, the 300 had no problem running third gear. Now I was able to use the added cubic centimeters to pull up the front end to wheelie over bumps and skip over the holes with minimal effort. I also found myself not having to rely on the clutch as much compared to the 250. I could simply stuff the bike into the deep sand corners and the 300 would easily pull the bike out without any fuss. I thought the added weight of the piston would contribute to more vibration but both models have significantly less vibration than any two-strokes I have tested in the past. Besides the added power, the 250 and 300 felt virtually identical in weight and handling. My only complaint on the bikes is that both seemed to be a hair off in the carburation settings and had a tiny gurgle in the mid-range. I think a simple fix would be a leaner pilot jet or dropping the needle one position. Overall, both are bikes are great trail machines, but if I had to pick just one, I would definitely lean towards the big brother, the TE300.