Asked by Aug 25, 2008 at 11:42 PM

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ive been riding yamaha's 125 cc dirt bikes now for a while. but just a few days aga i rode a 09 ktm 125cc. and it was way faster off the line then any one of my yamaha's. my ? is does anyone one know anything about ktm and shuld i buy one. i own tow brand spankin new yz 125cc and their custom painted too. shuld i sell and buy a ktm. please help me out

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Yamaha's are going to be more on/off with the power; more race-like. I ride Yamaha too and love them, despite how difficult they can be. KTM's tend to have a heavier fly-wheel, but that might not be the case with this 09 125 as you say it's very quick off the line. I think the KTM has a slightly longer-wheelbase which may help its accel, but they should weigh about the same maybe...206 lbs wet. Lately KTM has been cranking out amazing motorcycles and most of the ones I have ridden are amazing, but dont sell a Yamaha that's a yr or 2 old to ride a orange because most riders (including you im sure) can't tell the difference. Work on technique and control before getting so serious with bike preference

stay with the yamaha


great advice, thanx

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