any problems with Husky CR 125's or SX 125's

Joined
Feb 25, 2001
Messages
394
Likes
1
#1
Im trying to see the pro's and cons of these two models. I will be buying one of these for 2002. Im really really leaning towards the CR 125 because of there great Contingency plan. Im racing the 125-C class and im getting better and better and hopfully will be in the top 5 within 6 months. So that contingency might help out paying for some parts. But I have heard that the KTM has more power than most 125's just feels and rides different than any other bike and I heard that the 2001 Husky cr 125 is just not as fast as other 125's but has quality parts on it.
 

marcusgunby

Lifetime Sponsor
Joined
Jan 9, 2000
Messages
6,450
Likes
2
#2
The KTMis much faster than a CR125 Honda or Husky) and it has quality parts on it std.
 
Joined
Feb 25, 2001
Messages
394
Likes
1
#3
Yeah I though about that but KTM dosent have a contingency plan ? one thing is I have E-mailed Husqvarna and they still havent e-mailed me back as to how much $$$ they give out for top 5-10 finishes in my series and class they said that my class qualifies as a money class but never specified as to how much $
 

marcusgunby

Lifetime Sponsor
Joined
Jan 9, 2000
Messages
6,450
Likes
2
#4
I wouldnt buy a bike just because of cash bonus.You may spends hundreds if not thousands getting the Husky to run as good as the KTM.The Honda CR engine requires powervalve mods/porting/big carb/v force/full pipe and im still not sure its as fast.
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2000
Messages
16
Likes
0
#5
I've been racing an '01 Husky cr 125 in the desert here in Utah. 3 races = 3 class wins in the 125 Expert class. The bike is faast. Maybe not as fast as a yz or a ktm, but it runs really strong! In one race I passed the 250 class champion on a straight, sandy road. I LOVE it!
Jason
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2001
Messages
7
Likes
0
#6
It all comes down to the rider.Anyone can be fast on any bike.In my 30+ beginner class,I race my '99 Husky 125 against mostly big 4-strokes (400,426,520,503).The rest are usually on 250's.I lose ground in corners because I'm too new to dirt biking.I still make podium a lot and have won a few times.Most of the time,my Husky beats the 250's down the straights.Ktm is supposed to be fastest,but don't tell me Husky's are heavy and slow.

------------------
Never too old to race
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2001
Messages
7
Likes
0
#7
It all comes down to the rider.Anyone can be fast on any bike.In my 30+ beginner class,I race my '99 Husky 125 against mostly big 4-strokes (400,426,520,503).The rest are usually on 250's.I lose ground in corners because I'm too new to dirt biking.I still make podium a lot and have won a few times.Most of the time,my Husky beats the 250's down the straights.Ktm is supposed to be fastest,but don't tell me Husky's are heavy and slow.

------------------
Never too old to race