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KTM SX 150 or KTM XC-W 150 ?

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Hey,

It's time to buy a new bike, I don't know which one to choose. I have huuge MX track near my house, but also there is some crosscountry. I would love to ride some crosscountry, some MX and some enduro in forests. I am wondering if SX won't limit me... What do you think ?  

And also, what do you think about these bikes ? Are they good ? Any huge differences beetween them ? Does 150 XC-W have enough power as it's gears are longer ?

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Personally I would go with the SX because the XC-W is probably too soft all around for mx and cross country. XC-W weights about 10 pounds more the SX and the suspension is lees than ideal for MX. Though the XC-W has e-start, 2.5 gal tank, headlight, kickstand, 6 speeds (im sure you already know this). Overall they are definitely awesome bikes and the perfect mix between 250f power and 125 handling.

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I don't have any experience with the new 150 xcw but have extensive time on a 150sx mine being a 2013 and 2014.

Get an sx. They can do anything you want.  I use mine for enduros and harescrambles.  Anything from slow technical singletrack to mx tracks the bike works really good. The  only area the sx falters is high speeds like 60+. With stock gearing top speed is 70mph.

 

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My 13 150sx was an awesome bike.  Great on the track, great in the woods.  If it were me I'd go with the sx. 

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To be fair, I want to but the bike today but I still haven't decided. I can buy new XC-W or used SX. Anyone here who's ridden 2017 XC-W? Does it have enough power? Frrom the videos it kinda works like 4 stroke. 

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7 minutes ago, Cons said:

To be fair, I want to but the bike today but I still haven't decided. I can buy new XC-W or used SX. Anyone here who's ridden 2017 XC-W? Does it have enough power? Frrom the videos it kinda works like 4 stroke. 

I've not ridden one.  Lots of good info here

Also in The KTM 2 stroke forum,

  Lots of info there too. 

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29 minutes ago, poldies4 said:

What year?

2017

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15 hours ago, GreenMT_Rider said:

I don't have any experience with the new 150 xcw but have extensive time on a 150sx mine being a 2013 and 2014.

Get an sx. They can do anything you want.  I use mine for enduros and harescrambles.  Anything from slow technical singletrack to mx tracks the bike works really good. The  only area the sx falters is high speeds like 60+. With stock gearing top speed is 70mph.

 

You'd be the guy to talk to. I have 14/50 gearing currently on my SX. It works in the slow stuff ok but borderline.

Hence I am considering 13/50 for slow single track and wannabe x training. Just to help get the front up from a stand still. Its currently doable. But much more work than the 200 due to less torque and flywheel.

A rejet away from the NOZI needle it had in it has helped and I can crispen it up more maybe, but do you think a regear is worth me considering. Or should I just keep my speed up?

I went to try it the other day but when I got home I realised the dealer  gave me another 14t not the 13t I asked for...

Other than that, loving the 150. Its so easy to ride in the tight, easy to pick up and great fun. Initially I bought it to convert to a 200 kit but now I like it for what it is...

Oh.. and the side knobs are wearing on its tires as fast as the middle ones for some reason.... :cool:

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It's so powerful and light, it is like a bike. :jawdrop:

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13 hours ago, Cons said:

It's so powerful and light, it is like a bike. :jawdrop:

Yeah, one that that is light, and powerful. They are crazy fast.

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Do you know how to handle vibrations on grips from the engine? They really tire my hands when riding.

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On 5/7/2017 at 2:03 AM, Cons said:

Do you know how to handle vibrations on grips from the engine? They really tire my hands when riding.

I havent really noticed many vibrations from my 150, I think my 200 vibrates a lot more, especially after the new crank.

Maybe try these?

 

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