KTM 125 or 150?

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2/19/2018 12:35 AM

Which and why?
I have a Japanese 250 smoker and a 4stroke.
Itching for a new lite 2 stroke..lol

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

2/19/2018 1:44 AM

I'd like some info about the difference between the two bike too! My next bike is probably going to be a tc125/150. I had a 2010 150sx and loved it, but the powerband was short and abrupt. Has somebody ridden the newer generation 125 and 150 back to back?

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2/19/2018 1:55 AM

My mate's got a 150 and he's having a love affair with it haha reckons it's the perfect bike.. faster lap times than his 250f! He just came second at a vet race here (Hervey Bay, Sunshine State for those playing at home) and almost every other bike was a 450 or 350..
I'd have one for sure

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why am I reading this? ..... Oh christ, now I'm posting...... shiiiiiiiit!!

2/19/2018 1:59 AM

Combine the fact that it is a really, really light bike with the HP it makes at stock trim. The 150 is a rocket ship in the right hands.

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2/19/2018 2:08 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Combine the fact that it is a really, really light bike with the HP it makes at stock trim. The 150 is a rocket ship in the right hands.

What do they weigh?

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2/19/2018 3:09 AM

Buy either. You can swap pistons and cylinders so you can have both.

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2/19/2018 3:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2018 3:16 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Combine the fact that it is a really, really light bike with the HP it makes at stock trim. The 150 is a rocket ship in the right hands.

Jrewing wrote:

What do they weigh?

88 kg (194 lbs) without fuel.

Edit: that's almost 11 kg less than a 250sxf, which is the lightest 250f. Or 20 kg less than a rmz450 for that matter..

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2/19/2018 3:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2018 3:41 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Combine the fact that it is a really, really light bike with the HP it makes at stock trim. The 150 is a rocket ship in the right hands.

Jrewing wrote:

What do they weigh?

#434 wrote:

88 kg (194 lbs) without fuel.

Edit: that's almost 11 kg less than a 250sxf, which is the lightest 250f. Or 20 kg less than a rmz450 for that matter..

And it makes around 40 hp stock. Like i said, a rocket ship in the right hands. But the same can be said about any other bike haha...

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2/19/2018 7:33 AM

125 if you are a novice, 150 if you have experience. 150 is a rocketship, that is meant to be pinned. I used to love 250f's for their torque, but once I tried the 150, I switched immediately. I love it.

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2/19/2018 7:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2018 7:59 AM

You can't go wrong with either bike.

I've ridden them back to back and the only difference is power delivery.

125 is very linear. Pulls and pulls. Seems to rev forever.
150 hits hard at the bottom/ middle and then levels off at the top.

If you get either you can buy at kit to turn the 125 into a 150 or vice versa.

In either configuration, they are super fun with plenty of power.

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM

125 so you can buy 150 kit later if you'd like. Have to buy individual 125 parts.

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2018 7:50 AM

If you read the tests most riders preferred to race the 125 because it has a more forgiving powerband. The 150 lacks bottom and hits hard in the midrange and revs to the moon. It is fast but harder to ride. We owned a 125 and my sons friend had the 150 so I have ridden both.

The pre-17 models were the opposite with the 150 making great low and mid but no over-rev.

Good Luck!

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2/19/2018 7:59 AM

I would go for the 150. Yes it has very little bottom end but if your riding a small 2 stroke its to be expected.

I rode a 2018 SX150 on a sand track in Indiana last fall...loved it.

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