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Old 03-02-2019, 04:32 PM
Rampart Rampart is offline
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Default Is There 125cc Riders?

Hi All !
Is here 125cc hard and extreme enduro riders?
I thinking to go for it from 300cc, having some questions and doubts...

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Old 03-02-2019, 10:39 PM
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GasGas GasGas is offline
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Depends what you weigh and your skill level. You will master the use of a clutch on a 125, but you will get tired. I could see going to the 250 for racing though. I have had all 3 displacements and like them all but the 300 is the easiest to ride for old worn out me.
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:13 AM
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I have 2 144cc and honestly every time I ride something hard or a little bit extreme, I wish I would have a 250 or 300

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Old 03-03-2019, 04:58 AM
Rampart Rampart is offline
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I will try to explain my thoughts.
I started my way into extreme enduro 3 or 4 years ago, it was Husky 125. I reached some level, but I don't aspire to be professional. The first thing I started to learn is logs and tires. Here is an earlier video.

Then I go for hills and less technical obstacles. And I bought 300... and at this moment I do not understand why I did it. In fact, I stopped in progress.

Analyzing the same track two years ago at 125 and now at 300 - I concluded that I was going almost identical.

Moreover, for 300 I can not make big logs and tires, I just can't do it. On the other hand, I kind of became lazy and relaxed, realizing that the same obstacles are given to me because of the enormous potential of the engine. And how much I tried to raise the bar - it just doesn't work out for me.

I came across different technical problems of the motorcycle, eliminated them, but it did not affect my ride.
So the main idea is that something is wrong with my 300 ... I am unable to drive it effectively.

And I think to go back to 125 - the time when I easily practiced (300 exhausts me very much) and progressed every workout.

The second thing is - I want to change my EC300 2011 for 125 2015 - 2017, as I was told new motorcycles go differently and better. I would like to buy something 300cc 2018, but I can not afford it.

So I think it is better to drive on a less powerful but newer motorcycle than on the old one, and one that does not make progress.
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:12 PM
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Not everyone wants or needs a 300, I wouldn't buy one.

I'm with you, 125's can be a lot of fun, easy to handle and light weight.
unless it's loose soil they really don't give up that much. They will help you improve your skills also. Most people either love or hate 125's. Since you know what to expect from a small bore, I say go for it! I just got another 125 and it's a blast!
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:54 PM
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I also agree that 125s are great in most situations except sand and really long hills . I had lots of 200s but recently bought a Beta125 since GG doesnt make one . I also bought a Factory Scorpa 125 trials bike and am getting used to it . The 125 make you work a bit more with your head since the power isnt there . But my main reason was the lighter weight overall . I will give them a season and trade them out but as to what I will get we will see how these 125s treat me .
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:39 AM
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I?ve had a 125 for the past 10 years.

I?ve ridden all the tracks and obstacles with it that my friends have with 250 and 300.

Once one of my friend tried out my bike and after coming back he just said:?you are the quickest guy in the group?

Actually I?m usually not the quickest but maybe after trying the 125 he understood how much more there is to do to ride with 125 than with 300.

Now I have a 300 and really enjoy the grunt when accelerating throug tracks but on really technical stuff (logs etc) 300 is not any easier, sometimes just heavier.

Not giving up on my 125 though, still have it for fun!
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:13 AM
Rampart Rampart is offline
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Thanks guys
I am almost 100 percent sure that I should change to 125.
It remains only to test it now in current conditions
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