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10/17/2018 3:35 PM

2018 150 XCW. It's my new cross country bike for the Torn series in Texas. I've got about 5 hours on it so far. Exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait to race it in a couple of weeks!


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10/17/2018 3:46 PM

GuyWithABike wrote:

2018 150 XCW. It's my new cross country bike for the Torn series in Texas. I've got about 5 hours on it so far. Exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait to race it in a couple of weeks!


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Awesome. Have you spent any time on a KTM200? I've always wondered how they compare, other than the obvious (less torque overall). The 200 is my favorite bike of all time and have been considering the 150.

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10/17/2018 4:14 PM

No time on the 200. They discontinued it when I was starting to get interested in it. I thought about waiting for the Beta 200 coming out but just went with the KTM due to the plethora of dealers in my area and the pricing.

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10/17/2018 5:14 PM

Get a plate on that thing.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

10/17/2018 5:36 PM

Proper!!!

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10/17/2018 5:41 PM

enjoy! i got mine back in july, best bike i owned! Photo
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So light but still fast for a 150

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2002 KX125 (SOLD)/2001 KX250 (SOLD)
1999 KX250 (SOLD)
2016 RM-Z250(SOLD)
2018 KTM 150XC-W(current)

10/17/2018 6:07 PM

Get yourselves the Cyclops LED headlight bulb if you plan on riding at night. It is a bit pricey, but 100% worth it.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

10/17/2018 6:11 PM

Why did you pick the 150 over a 300 for Xc racing ? Not being critical, just asking for your reasoning....

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GP740
Since 1987

10/17/2018 6:19 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Why did you pick the 150 over a 300 for Xc racing ? Not being critical, just asking for your reasoning....

Tiddler bike is best bike!

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10/17/2018 6:20 PM

My driving forces were
1. Wanted a really fast mountain bike. I.e. lightweight
2. Wanted to be able to wring it out
3. Kept watching videos where guys testing the small bikes were faster than riding their big bikes
4. Fun

Other things that factored were my elevation is only 700 feet above sea level, I'm only about 160lbs, I don't have enough skill to really use the 300.

Previous bikes
80s Suzuki RM80
2006 KTM 300 XCW
2016 Suzuki RMZ250



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10/17/2018 6:33 PM

GuyWithABike wrote:

My driving forces were
1. Wanted a really fast mountain bike. I.e. lightweight
2. Wanted to be able to wring it out
3. Kept watching videos where guys testing the small bikes were faster than riding their big bikes
4. Fun

Other things that factored were my elevation is only 700 feet above sea level, I'm only about 160lbs, I don't have enough skill to really use the 300.

Previous bikes
80s Suzuki RM80
2006 KTM 300 XCW
2016 Suzuki RMZ250



I was going to chime in on this too, but didn't want to speak out of turn.

Some people are just faster on smaller displacement bikes. I've always been faster on smaller 2-strokes and being able to keep-it-pinned just adds to the fun-factor.

I've had a 300 and didn't like it - felt it was so boring to ride. I feel like so many people gravitate to "more is better", but would probably be better riders if they sized-down and pushed their ability.

I spent a day on a new 17 250 XCW which was so electric-smooth and tons of fun, I'd probably go that route given my high-elevation-location, but the 150 or 200 is so much fun.

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10/18/2018 9:18 AM

GuyWithABike wrote:

My driving forces were
1. Wanted a really fast mountain bike. I.e. lightweight
2. Wanted to be able to wring it out
3. Kept watching videos where guys testing the small bikes were faster than riding their big bikes
4. Fun

Other things that factored were my elevation is only 700 feet above sea level, I'm only about 160lbs, I don't have enough skill to really use the 300.

Previous bikes
80s Suzuki RM80
2006 KTM 300 XCW
2016 Suzuki RMZ250



I’m the same way man. Can’t ride the bigger bores. Hated my last 450. My favorite bike is my 144....

Been poking around the idea of getting an xc bike.....150
Might be perfect. I was just worried about muddy conditions. Need that bigger bore to get through it. But maybe not.

Sick bike! Give us a mud update.

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GP740
Since 1987

10/18/2018 9:25 AM

If you can't do it on a 150 its your lack of skill holding you back, not the lack of cc's.

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10/18/2018 6:10 PM

flopper12 wrote:

If you can't do it on a 150 its your lack of skill holding you back, not the lack of cc's.

Or excess of lbs!!

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10/18/2018 7:21 PM

GuyWithABike wrote:

My driving forces were
1. Wanted a really fast mountain bike. I.e. lightweight
2. Wanted to be able to wring it out
3. Kept watching videos where guys testing the small bikes were faster than riding their big bikes
4. Fun

Other things that factored were my elevation is only 700 feet above sea level, I'm only about 160lbs, I don't have enough skill to really use the 300.

Previous bikes
80s Suzuki RM80
2006 KTM 300 XCW
2016 Suzuki RMZ250



GeorgiePorgie wrote:

I’m the same way man. Can’t ride the bigger bores. Hated my last 450. My favorite bike is my 144....

Been poking around the idea of getting an xc bike.....150
Might be perfect. I was just worried about muddy conditions. Need that bigger bore to get through it. But maybe not.

Sick bike! Give us a mud update.

im not the OP , but the 150 is pretty good in the mud, the power vs traction ratio is pretty good, traction comes easy. Photo


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2002 KX125 (SOLD)/2001 KX250 (SOLD)
1999 KX250 (SOLD)
2016 RM-Z250(SOLD)
2018 KTM 150XC-W(current)