ive not ridden the xt250, but I have spent some time on the honda crf250l. Personally I think its a better bike for the money than the xt. they are very similar. I know this is a blue forum, but I have not ever owned anything blue or red that has let me down. I mst say that little crf is a fun bike, but being a fella of 5'8" I feel more stable on the tw and for slow trail riding I can manage better on the tw. If i steered away from the tw that crf would be in my garage.
on another note. lets get one thing straight........ truck pistons belong in a row not in a v. Cummins power all the way! Raptors are neat, but I dont like IFS on trucks and I dont think that truck would like 3000LBS of payload plus Im not sure what I would do with a little truck bed like that. I moved to a 9' bed and it was the best thing yet. Seriously most cars and trucks have a place. thats why theyre all around to be chosen from.