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I ride a 03 ktm 125 sx. I want to start riding some dunes, and dirt at the same time. Is moving up to a kx 250 a good idea? I am 17 and weigh about 130 and I am about 5'6"ish......

What are the major differences? Powerbands, more power? Thanks for any help.

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It depends on riding experience. I moved from my 125SX straight to my RM250 with no problems. If you think the max power of your 125 is too little for you, then get a 250. I loved my 250, and i probly couldnt ride it to its limits, but the extra power is nice. So if you think your ready, then do it.

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I use a simple description to my friends when talking about the 250. I tell them that it is a 125 with nuts. To me, the bikes feel almost identical in weight and handling. Th 250 just hs the power that is lacking on the bottom end.

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You're pretty skinny, but you should be able to handle it fine after the first few rides.

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You're pretty skinny, but you should be able to handle it fine after the first few rides.

Barch88 is correct, but at your weight, you have to be having a blast on that 125!!! Why mess that up? You will not be faster on a 250 :thumbsup:

If you want more power go for it, but you will be faster on an 125. Spend your money on a newer 125!!! :ride:

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DO IT, im 15, 125IBS, 5'7 and went from a '03 YZ125 to a '06 WR250F and its a blast, my bike probably weighs as much or more as a 250 2stroke, i can handle it fine, just get used to it, buy new bars that u like, shave the seat, lower the sage...bam u got a near perfect fit bike...i love mine

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DO IT, im 15, 125IBS, 5'7 and went from a '03 YZ125 to a '06 WR250F and its a blast, my bike probably weighs as much or more as a 250 2stroke, i can handle it fine, just get used to it, buy new bars that u like, shave the seat, lower the sage...bam u got a near perfect fit bike...i love mine

Thier talking about 250 2-STROKES. a 250 4-Banger isnt anything compared to a 250 2-smoke.

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Barch88 is correct, but at your weight, you have to be having a blast on that 125!!! Why mess that up? You will not be faster on a 250 :thumbsup:

If you want more power go for it, but you will be faster on an 125. Spend your money on a newer 125!!! :ride:

I want to be able to ride dunes too. And I can't with a 125 :applause:

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Go for it, I went from a 250 trail bike to a 250 2-stroke and have no regrets. It feels like I am riding a mountain bike.

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