Best 125 Rdiers of All Time

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1/6/2021 7:28 AM

Who's the best 125 rider of all time? and to make things more interesting let's exclude Bubba, cause that's cheating! Haha
Let's see the best video clips from these riders as well if you have them!

I put together this 125 action compilation of the best 125 moments I've shot over the years. I don't have the big superstars that might make the best of all time list in here, but there's still some epic 2 stroke action to be had

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1/6/2021 7:33 AM

MX - Steve Lamson
SX - McGrath/Swink

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1/6/2021 7:35 AM

RC

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1/6/2021 7:39 AM

JS7 and it isn't even close.

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1/6/2021 7:40 AM

Johnny O'Mara.

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1/6/2021 7:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 7:59 AM

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The Bomber! Nobody better.
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1/6/2021 8:15 AM

Original 44 wrote: Photo
The Bomber! Nobody better.

This. Mark Barnett.

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1/6/2021 8:22 AM

TooTallJason wrote:

JS7 and it isn't even close.

He was smoking a field of 250 4 strokes on a 125. This isn’t even a contest.

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1/6/2021 8:44 AM

One could argue that James Stewart was the fastest, however wreckers to checkers isnt necessarily the best. Mark Barnett won three straight national titles. Gaston Rahier won three straight world titles, with a total of 29 wins.

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1/6/2021 8:46 AM

I would put my money on Stewart. As far as 125 specialists go.....Lamson in MX.

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1/6/2021 8:47 AM

Excluding James, my order would be:

1. RC
2. Barnett
3. Glover

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1/6/2021 8:51 AM

MPJC wrote:

Johnny O'Mara.

Yes! Smoking everyone at MXDN!

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1/6/2021 8:59 AM

TooTallJason wrote:

JS7 and it isn't even close.

This...and I'm thinking Johnny'O is 2nd.

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1/6/2021 9:14 AM

Jean-Michel Bayle. He’s the best motorcyclist who have ever lived. Period. No, and that’s not an April’s fool joke.

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1/6/2021 9:15 AM

1) Eric Geboers
2) Gaston Rahier
3) Mark Barnett

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1/6/2021 9:18 AM

Poppanator wrote:

Jean-Michel Bayle. He’s the best motorcyclist who have ever lived. Period. No, and that’s not an April’s fool joke.

As far as Mutli-Discipline goes???
You’ve got a point.

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1/6/2021 9:22 AM

Is it even a question!? Photo

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1/6/2021 9:31 AM

www.toofastfilms.com wrote:

Who's the best 125 rider of all time? and to make things more interesting let's exclude Bubba, cause that's cheating! Haha
...more

After James and Johnny O, Magoo leads the rest. I just wish there was more footage of Danny riding a 125. Unbelievable skills on a 125.

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1/6/2021 9:55 AM

Poppanator wrote:

Jean-Michel Bayle. He’s the best motorcyclist who have ever lived. Period. No, and that’s not an April’s fool joke.

TeamGreen wrote:

As far as Mutli-Discipline goes???
You’ve got a point.

Remember the dude had won the 125 and 250 MX WC, and the US 250, 500 and premier SX at the age of 22. He’s definitely not a dude you can accuse of having sand-bagged 😄

In this 125 conversation you could potentially also add Mike Brown.

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1/6/2021 9:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 10:03 AM

tp199 was pretty good on the 125..... watching footage of the old mxdn race when he jumps over ricoda (spelling?) on the downhill still makes me smile... some of the freestyle riding he did on the 125 was ridiculous as well. you didn't say the best 125 racer...

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1/6/2021 10:32 AM

TooTallJason wrote:

JS7 and it isn't even close.

Bingo. Put this thread in the dumbgeon if it gets to 2 pages.

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1/6/2021 11:14 AM

James would have won the 125 class on his Super Mini.....

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1/6/2021 11:17 AM

Probably not the best, but I would say mike brown outdoors has to be in the convo

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1/6/2021 1:21 PM

+1 Barnett.

...add to the mix:

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1/6/2021 1:29 PM

After Bubba its RC then Bomber. No one else is really close. O’Mara has the 86 MxDN ride but he was never dominant. I guess this is AMA only for this list.

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1/6/2021 1:32 PM

From Bridgeview, Illinois... THE BOMBER Mark Barnett
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(photo - RacerX)

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1/6/2021 1:58 PM

O'Mara - Barnett - Carmichael - Stewart - Geboers

Would love to have seen them all ride the same era and bikes.

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1/6/2021 2:01 PM

TooTallJason wrote:

JS7 and it isn't even close.

hamncheeze wrote:

Bingo. Put this thread in the dumbgeon if it gets to 2 pages.

OP said to exclude Bubba.

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1/6/2021 2:30 PM

TooTallJason wrote:

JS7 and it isn't even close.

hamncheeze wrote:

Bingo. Put this thread in the dumbgeon if it gets to 2 pages.

Falcon wrote:

OP said to exclude Bubba.

Well shit, don't I look stupid.

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1/6/2021 3:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/6/2021 4:09 PM

Original 44 wrote: Photo
The Bomber! Nobody better.

I would have to agree with Barnett being one of the best 125cc riders. So beautiful also those watercooled 125 Zooks.

I would also like to add the late and brilliant Bruce Bunch to the topic- the story goes young Bruce actually overtook 'The Bomber' riding his 125cc and Bruce I think was on his little 80cc back in the day! Amazing, given how quick Barnett was and Bruce being so young.
One of my most favourite MX stories this. Kid on an 80/ 85/105cc going by Barnett on his 125cc !!? WTF?

... Amazing. Think its mentioned on other threads in Vital way back. Not totally sure what capacity bike Bruce was on exactly but is quite something would imagine to go by Barnett whatever you are on!

Think the Bomber went upto Bruce after and asked him who he was!

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