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I currently have a 06 yz 85 and am looking to move up to a more trail orientated bike. I am thinking a ktm 125 or 150 ex or exc. I am around 115 pounds, 5,6 16 years old. which bike do you think would be best for me or are there other options as for me as well? I am a pretty expirienced rider on my 85 riding mostly trails and desert but would want a bike that is OK for moto ass well. thanks.

 

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I currently have a 06 yz 85 and am looking to move up to a more trail orientated bike. I am thinking a ktm 125 or 150 ex or exc. I am around 115 pounds, 5,6 16 years old. which bike do you think would be best for me or are there other options as for me as well? I am a pretty expirienced rider on my 85 riding mostly trails and desert but would want a bike that is OK for moto ass well. thanks.

Ktm 200

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would a 200 be too big of a step up form an 85 though?

 

I did that from a CR85. I was fine, the 200 is easier to ride if you're too big for the 80.

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 So you guys think the 200 is fine and i should choose it because it is a better bike than the 150 or 125? If i do get a 200 i should get the ex or ex-w?

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RE: 200 over the other sizes - the 200 just has more torque and rideability than the others, so easier/better for trail use, it can bite though if you gooner the throttle often :blush:  (not as much as a 250 though). 

 

We don't get those XC's and XC-W's here so cannot comment, other than XC-W has a wide ratio gearbox. All non linkage KTMs will handle jumps and bumps differently to the YZ, you get used to it.

 

But it seems some can't.....

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Okay one last question. What would be an ok price for a used one and what years should i look for. Prices for the years i mean.

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KTM 200 doesnt come in XC (semi close ratio transmission) only XC-W and EXC (wide ratio trans).  150XC does not come in XC-W or EXC.  As someone said above the XC by KTM is made to bridge the gap between motocross (the SX models) and enduro/trail (the XC-W) models.  My preference is the XC-W or wide ratio models for trail riding he in Colorado.  I imagine NM is very similar (at least Northern NM), but then again....I dont ride MX tracks).

 

Look in www.kbb.com/motorcycles and www.nadaguides.com/motorcycles for used pricing information for your area.

 

At 5'6" you are just on the cusp of moving from something like a KX100 to a full size bike like KTM 150XC or KTM 200 XC-W.  You might have to look into lowering the suspension and shaving the seat.  I dont believe these KTM's had a rear linkage type of shock where you can use a lowering link.  Or maybe by the time you find one...you will have grown a couple inches.

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Okay thanks alot since it is winter by the time i get one it will and start to really ride it will be spring so i think it will be okay. thanks for all the help.

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