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Ktm 125 sx or Yz 125?

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Hello everyone I am 16 years old and I was a quad rider ever since I was young. I had a ltr 450 that I sold recently. I'm about 5'5"-5'6" tall and weigh about 115 lbs. I rode my friends rm 125 just this past weekend and I enjoyed riding the bike! I'm looking into buying a 125 but I still cant decide weather to buy a yz 125 or a ktm 125 sx. Again I'm a newer rider to dirt bikes but I still know how to ride one and I'm also new to 2 strokes but I've been doing a lot of research lately and learned a lot about them and all the maintenance with them. I will be using the bike for pretty much all trail riding. I just want a reliable bike that I can take care of that will give me no problems. Any Opinions/Preferences? Thankyou Everyone!

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If buying used choose the lower hour better maintained bike. All things being equal I think the Yamaha will have the edge in reliability and performance. If you are in the market for new or only a couole years old it seems KTM has caught up.

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Yamaha, purely for the suspension.

Keep in mind, even trail riding you will still have maintenance. Maybe more so in some areas, like chassis bearing re-lubrication, then you would for strictly track riding. Depending on how often and hard you ride, you will probably need to change the piston and ring atleast once a year.

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13 hours ago, mikedabike said:

If buying used choose the lower hour better maintained bike. All things being equal I think the Yamaha will have the edge in reliability and performance. If you are in the market for new or only a couole years old it seems KTM has caught up.

Yeah I'm planning on buying a newer bike like 2010+  I just cant decide what would be better. Cause I really like the color of orange over blue. But I'm gonna get whatever is best for me which I'm trying to figure out.

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KTM has hydraulic clutch. Its really nice. But yamaha has better stock suspension. Both equally need maintenance. KTM's to rebuild cost a little extra, not much but a couple more $$$.

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2 minutes ago, Lahms said:

KTM has hydraulic clutch. Its really nice. But yamaha has better stock suspension. Both equally need maintenance. KTM's to rebuild cost a little extra, not much but a couple more $$$.

Alright thanks man I still don't know what I want

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