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Am I too heavy for a 125?

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So I'm looking at getting a Yamaha ttr 125, I'm currently around 150kgs (315lb) I believe.
Will it be able to carry my weight?? Someone please help!!!
 

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So I'm looking at getting a Yamaha ttr 125, I'm currently around 150kgs (315lb) I believe.
Will it be able to carry my weight?? Someone please help!!!
I seriously doubt it. At 150 lbs, I ride a YZ125X and it screems. My son, at 220 lbs, says it lacks power for him.
 
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I seriously doubt it. At 150 lbs, I ride a YZ125X and it screems. My son, at 220 lbs, says it lacks power for him.
What about a 150, keep in mind I'm a beginner rider so I won't want to be going flat out at the moment. I'm more worried about the bike itself. Don't want to spend money on a bike only for it to break because it can't handle my weight lol
 
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To be clear... you are 315 lbs? Yes, you are too big for a TTR125. How tall are you? As far as a "full size" 125cc or 250cc (4-stroke) motocross bikes; they are the generally the same height a a 450 ... so depending on your height that will be a much better fit than the small TTR, not to mention a LOT more power than a TTR, which is a trail / back yard bike.

Most new MX bikes are setup from the factory for the "average" size rider, somewhere in the 150 - 170lb range if I recall, so mater what bike you get, it's going to be under-sprung for a bigger rider. You can still ride it and have a lot of fun as a beginner, it will probably feel pretty fast ... but keep in mind it won't handle as well as it should and it sure won't deal with hard landings... a sure way to get bounced-off big time.
 
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To be clear... you are 315 lbs? Yes, you are too big for a TTR125. How tall are you? As far as a "full size" 125cc or 250cc (4-stroke) motocross bikes; they are the generally the same height a a 450 ... so depending on your height that will be a much better fit than the small TTR, not to mention a LOT more power than a TTR, which is a trail / back yard bike.

Most new MX bikes are setup from the factory for the "average" size rider, somewhere in the 150 - 170lb range if I recall, so mater what bike you get, it's going to be under-sprung for a bigger rider. You can still ride it and have a lot of fun as a beginner, it will probably feel pretty fast ... but keep in mind it won't handle as well as it should and it sure won't deal with hard landings... a sure way to get bounced-off big time.
I'm around 170cm tall - 5'8. A friend has a wr250f and it's too tall for me. I want something I can touch the ground with both feet. He also believes a 250 will be too powerful for me, but as I explained I'm quite heavy so I don't have many other options than to get a 250 do I.
 
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How much experience do you have on a motocross bike, or any bike for that matter?
Very little. I learnt the basics on a Suzuki jr80 but as that is a small bike I can assume that would be fairly easy to learn on compared to a 250 or similar.
 
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I'd probably look for a decent used 250 ... there's no really right answer here. I will say there are many your height that deal with a tall bike ... you'll figure it out if you want to bad enough. At your current weight, anything smaller (seat height, trail bikes) wont work out very well. Best of luck to you.

At your level of experience, how fast a bike is, isn't the most important thing. Getting seat time and learning the fundamentals is far more important.
 
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Have a look at the beta 300 xtrainer or gasgas 300 ranger. The gasgas has better suspension.
Power delivery is more mellow and they have lower seat height
 
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