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I'm 4 feet 11 inches and started out on a TTR-110 with an automatic clutch, but now I'm looking to move up to something with a real clutch.

I'm trying to decide between a Kawasaki KLX110L and a Honda CRF125. The KLX is smaller, lighter, and I have better footing, but the CRF seems like a better bike overall, and one that I would ride for many years.

Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Stefania
Leonia, NJ
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Editor Response
With almost identical seat heights, the biggest difference that we see is that the Honda is 25 pounds heavier than the Kawasaki. If you consider how often you may have to pick up the bike, this might be a deciding factor. Assess yourself and your riding style, as well as your skill level. If you are the type of rider who is going to be challenging yourself, which may result in a lot of tipovers, that 25 pounds could end up feeling like 100 pounds by the end of a long day.

But if you don't think you won't need to pick up the bike much or if it's not too difficult, it does sound like you would prefer the Honda. Trust your instincts and get the bike you know is the best for you.

Good luck, and have fun!
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
I am 16, 5 feet 2 inches' and weigh 115 pounds. I ride a Yamaha TTR125 but it's too small and I really need a good motocross bike. What bike should I get?

Mary

Friday, March 16, 2018
Editor Response
There are so many options out there and as many opinions about which one to get. Take your time, visit dealerships to try them out for size, do lots of research, and I'm sure you'll find the one that fits your needs/wants/requirements. Have fun!
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
Great information.

Heather Helcher
Anthem, AZ
Thursday, June 29, 2017
I'm in my 50s, 5 feet 6 inches and 115 pounds. I bought a Honda CRF150R and shaved the seat foam down a couple inches. Put on skinny grips, an adjustable riser, added two teeth to the rear sprocket for a nicer single track ratio and just added a Rekluse clutch. I hope to upgrade in a year or two to the new Beta X Trainer 300, which is between a full-size dirt bike and a trials bike (my background is trials).


Angela
Lillooet, BC, Canada
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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