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Yamaha yz125 vs. ktm125sx

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Hey guys, I am ready to step up to a man sized bike. I am 5'8 and have outgrown my xr100. I would like to buy a used yz or sx, but I am unsure on which is a better buy for me. I plan on using the bike for fun on the track and sometimes on the trails. I have taken a class on the track, and I am convinced I am ready. Please comment away on which one you think is better for me. Thank you!

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What years are you looking at? Before 08, YZ all the way....after 08, its a coin toss!

I wouldn't limit myself to just those two bikes though. All of the manufactures made great machines. Buy one that's the cleanest and in the best shape!

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What years are you looking at? Before 08, YZ all the way....after 08, its a coin toss!

I wouldn't limit myself to just those two bikes though. All of the manufactures made great machines. Buy one that's the cleanest and in the best shape!

Ya, I am looking at the yz 05 and up and the ktm 08 and up. The problem is here in North Carolina ktm's can get pretty expensive, but I hear that they come with some goodies.

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Ya, I am looking at the yz 05 and up and the ktm 08 and up. The problem is here in North Carolina ktm's can get pretty expensive, but I hear that they come with some goodies.

Short of a hydraulic clutch and maybe a hp or 2, the KTM doesn't offer much for goodies. The YZ chassis I feel is more forgiving as is the suspension. You just can't beat a Yamahas suspension.....The YZ to some looks dated but I actually like the look of the bikes. Both bikes are light and have a solid track record of reliability. Because KTMs hold a higher value in your area, I would go with a clean YZ then. The money you can save can go to gas and tires.....

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Short of a hydraulic clutch and maybe a hp or 2, the KTM doesn't offer much for goodies. The YZ chassis I feel is more forgiving as is the suspension. You just can't beat a Yamahas suspension.....The YZ to some looks dated but I actually like the look of the bikes. Both bikes are light and have a solid track record of reliability. Because KTMs hold a higher value in your area, I would go with a clean YZ then. The money you can save can go to gas and tires.....

Ok, thank you for your advice

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