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Old 02-13-2005, 10:29 PM
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Default 05 ktm 125 sx

     

Does anyone own a 2005 ktmsx125. Do it run well? Can it keep up with the 250f's?
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:49 PM
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Sorry, I can't over any first hand experience, but I would think that it would still be one of the fastest if not the fastest stock 125cc bike available.

Out the 125cc bike's it would be probably the most likely be the closest to the 250f's with it's torquey and powerful powerband. I think it's one of the only 125 bike's you could say had torque.

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Old 02-20-2005, 09:18 PM
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Welcome to ATM.

I havn't ridden the '05 KTM 125SX but if it is anything like the '04 the bike screams. Its probably the fastest 125 two-stoke right next to the '05 YZ125. The problem seems that most people arn't fond of the mushy European suspension/handling. For the short time I rode the '04 I didn't really put it through its paces enough to justify, but I can tell you the engine is one of the best.

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Old 04-21-2005, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: 05 ktm 125 sx

I just bought a '05 125SX. I'm really impressed with the power of the little motor. My other ride is a '05 450EXC and I almost prefer the 125 as a trail bike. The brakes are excellent and the suspension seams great. I would recommend 100%.
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:47 PM
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The horsepower on the dyno would lead me to believe it has a HUGE advantage over any 125 or 250f power wise. The weakest 125 in peak horsepower is stronger than the strongest 250f in peak horsepower, btw. The ktm is at about 36 peak ponies according to the transworld motocross dyno. It has a good 2-3 horspower over all other manufacturers. Then again, 200 bucks can make any of the others compete with it power-wise and have much better suspension and ergonomics.

Test riders claim the bike isn't confidence-inspiring, and it has some twitchiness and headshake. I only know one guy who has a 125sx and it's a 2004. They haven't changed much, so I guess his opinion counts. He says that the suspension is just a little hard to get used to. Once he got it dialed in though, he loved it.

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Old 04-21-2005, 10:01 PM
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All 125s are fast....but its up to you to make it go Braaaaaappppppp and roost the person behind you...... if you can't do that then it doesn't matter. Thank you for your time......
















































Like you had a choice
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: 05 ktm 125 sx

I haven't ridden it, but I have heard good thing's about those European bikes. In reviews and shoot-outs, the KTM's usually turn out on top. But those 250f's are just starting to take over and it's going to be tough to beat them.
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:51 PM
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I don't see the advantage of a 250f on a motocross track. If you have the throttle control and know how to keep a bike on the pipe, even a little, you shouldn't be at a disadvantage on a 125. It makes more horsepower. I guess if you like to lug your bikes or are older and don't want to have to work as hard, then the torque of a thumper is an advantage. But otherwise, you'll easily compete with thumpers on a 125. I know I do.
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: 05 ktm 125 sx

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I don't see the advantage of a 250f on a motocross track. If you have the throttle control and know how to keep a bike on the pipe, even a little, you shouldn't be at a disadvantage on a 125. It makes more horsepower. I guess if you like to lug your bikes or are older and don't want to have to work as hard, then the torque of a thumper is an advantage. But otherwise, you'll easily compete with thumpers on a 125. I know I do.
I agree. The 125's have enough outright power, it's just the spread of this peaky power that leaves us disadvantaged compared to those 250f's. But as long as your having fun then that's all that matters!

A 125 will help you develop your throttle clutch skills better as well.
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