2018 Tc125 vs yz125 Which one???

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11/16/2018 10:16 AM

I’ve been in the market coming off my crf150rb and I was looking at either a yz125 or a tc125 both 2018 and around the same price. The only mods the tc has is a Full pro Circuit system and a seat cover and the yz has Enzo sussy. So which one should I get (I’m hoping to race it too so which is better)

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11/16/2018 10:18 AM

Whichever one has less hours!!

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11/16/2018 10:18 AM

Because they are the same price, the TC will be overall better... If the YZ was cheaper, it would be a better buy...

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11/16/2018 10:21 AM

Honest answer: Whichever one is easiest for you to get parts for & easiest to maintain.
They're BOTH really good bikes.

From my experience the Husky is faster.
The Yamaha is less expensive to get parts for.
They BOTH have great suspension (for me).
The Husky top-end & clutch seem to last forever (by 125 standards).

Good luck.

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11/16/2018 10:22 AM

yz133rider wrote:

Whichever one has less hours!!

They all have around the same ours

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11/16/2018 10:24 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

Honest answer: Whichever one is easiest for you to get parts for & easiest to maintain.
They're BOTH really good bikes.
...more

I mean if I’m gonna get a bike I’m going to keep it stock for a while I’m leaning towards the tc but we’ll see

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11/16/2018 10:24 AM

yz133rider wrote:

Whichever one has less hours!!

O M E R wrote:

They all have around the same ours

Then husky without a doubt

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11/16/2018 11:40 AM

100% the husky. No competition

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11/16/2018 2:43 PM

If they were the same price I'd go for the Husky.

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11/16/2018 4:32 PM

Husky by a country mile

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11/16/2018 4:43 PM

I own 3 Yamaha 2 strokes and would still choose the Husky given the choice. Especially since the ‘18 has the white frame. The ‘19.... sick

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11/16/2018 6:16 PM

I have both, choose the husky all day long. They are an amazing motorcycle.

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11/17/2018 1:44 AM

Go with the Yamaha. You are coming off a 150. The Pro Circuit Pipe sound nice if you are constantly wide open. Its gains are mid to top. The Yamaha has a best of everything motor and the best stock suspension period. Get adapted and learn how to ride the bigger bike. The better suspension will come in handy. You can always purchase a pipe for the Yamaha after.

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11/17/2018 7:02 PM

Ha!!! I was gonna ask this same question except that we're _probably_ looking at new bikes unless I find a good deal on a great used one.

I figure both the Husky and Yamaha are gonna have more power and better suspension, so I'm most interested in the turning coming off the slice 'n dice RM 125.

I'm also racing the 50+ class and am not nearly as concerned about leading the pack as I am about having fun on practice and race days.

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11/17/2018 7:09 PM

HighPlainsSquid wrote:

Ha!!! I was gonna ask this same question except that we're _probably_ looking at new bikes unless I find a good deal on a ...more

If the last sentence is the point of it all, then either is going to be awesome. Go with what your gut says.

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11/17/2018 7:45 PM

HighPlainsSquid wrote:

Ha!!! I was gonna ask this same question except that we're _probably_ looking at new bikes unless I find a good deal on a ...more

BR8ES wrote:

If the last sentence is the point of it all, then either is going to be awesome. Go with what your gut says.

My gut says "one of each". smile

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11/17/2018 8:15 PM

I myself prefer the fit and feel of the Husky , but you couldn't go wrong with the YZ. They are a solid platform with some proven performance. Pick the one that feels more comfortable and go for it.

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11/17/2018 8:27 PM

I love my YZ (although I intend to go +2 stroke, +2 bore soon), but you really can't deny that the new KTM/Husky 125 motor is incredible. It makes big power in a dead smooth fashion. I feel like if we'd had 125s that smooth and tractable 15 years ago the 250f would have had a far harder time taking over.

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11/17/2018 8:37 PM

TC125. The yz is solid but it’s a 13 year old platform. The Husky reeks of coolness.

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11/24/2018 1:16 PM

zehn wrote:

I own 3 Yamaha 2 strokes and would still choose the Husky given the choice. Especially since the ‘18 has the white frame. The ...more

Which one has better handling because I don’t have much 2 stroke experience I want to get one that’ll help me grow and get used to a smoker and be able to full send

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11/24/2018 1:30 PM

zehn wrote:

I own 3 Yamaha 2 strokes and would still choose the Husky given the choice. Especially since the ‘18 has the white frame. The ...more

O M E R wrote:

Which one has better handling because I don’t have much 2 stroke experience I want to get one that’ll help me grow and get ...more

The Husky.

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11/24/2018 1:53 PM

Why compromise, have BOTH (so to speak). My KTMahA . YZ125/167 with rare "skinny/125cc" WP 52mm forks, TRAX shock, KTM swingarm/links, KTM wheels, Brembo brakes and masters, etc.

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