2019 yz125 or 2019 sx125

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12/18/2018 9:16 AM

I’m getting a new bike within the next couple of days and I’ve decided to get a 125 the dealership I’m at has a 2019 yz125 or 2019 sx125 I’ve never had much 2 stroke experience and want a bike that I can ride hard but also have a great bottom to mid with NO mods which one should I get? I’m hopping off a crf150rb so I never really rode a 125 or a 2 stroke so which should I get and what would be best for me? Thanks


12/18/2018 9:31 AM

ktm 150


12/18/2018 10:06 AM

Whatever one you can get the best deal on.


12/18/2018 11:24 AM

KTM. Lock topic.


12/18/2018 11:35 AM

O M E R wrote:

I’m getting a new bike within the next couple of days and I’ve decided to get a 125 the dealership I’m at has a 2019 yz125 or ...more

Me personally I would go with the YZ. Proven bike even though it is getting long in the tooth.


12/18/2018 11:36 AM

Also the YZ wins in reliability. KTM has better power in stock trim.


12/19/2018 3:46 PM

the ktm is more advanced and faster stock
the yz 125 is a more basic 125 with a little less power

if the ktm is the same price then get it


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12/19/2018 4:09 PM

Which will have better resale in your area?


12/19/2018 4:13 PM

Ask if they will put the YZ forks on the KTM.


12/19/2018 6:12 PM

We just went thru this with my 15 yr old who's been riding an '04 KX125 for the past year/half. We liked the Yamaha for its proven ability but in the end it's an old design. We got a '19 KTM 150 SX and that sucker is FAST. No small bore 125 has bottom end, but the KTM pulls pretty good and has a mean mid-range and killer top end.

First day on the track, I was riding as hard as I could on my RM 134 to keep him in _sight_ and he lapped me in 10 laps. I'm normally able to keep him within a straightaway at least. No more.


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12/19/2018 6:51 PM

I would buy the Yamaha. Unless you have the bank or just want to buy new I would also suggest possibly finding a nice clean used one instead of buying new. With the money you will save buying used you can buy a lot of aftermarket parts, new gear, or whatever you want. I have a 2005 Yamaha YZ-125 that I bought used in 2005, the owner only rode it twice in a field for one hour breaking it in. He then got a DUI and needed money. I scored a killer deal, it was still brand new with all the warning decals. It has been the best motorcycle I have ever owned. It is fast, reliable, easy to maintain, parts are inexpensive, lots of aftermarket parts are available, and most of all it is a blast to ride amd will always keep you smiling when you ride it. That is my opinion.