ttr 125 vs. yz125


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  • sam1511

Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:40 AM

#1

hi, please help me understand the pros and cons of each of these bikes. i have a chance to get either one and want to kno which would be a better desision. Thanks!:lol:

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  • GlennF

Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:49 AM

#2

How do you plan to use the bike? The TTR125 is a simple play/trail bike. The YZ125 is a two stroke competition motocross bike with over twice the peak horsepower and state of the art suspension. If you intend to race, it is the only choice. If you plan to trail ride, the TTR is a fun reliable play bike. What is your level of riding skill?

  • sam1511

Posted 01 January 2007 - 09:53 AM

#3

i plan to do a little trail riding but mostly light motocross and dirt jumping. im not an awesome rider but i dont suck. the yz is a 2 stroke correct? and what about the weight of each bike?
thanks

  • Smartt Yamaha127

Posted 01 January 2007 - 10:16 AM

#4

Definately get the yz. The ttr wont be able to handle jumps very well. The yz is probably just as or even lighter than the ttr. I have a ttr125, and rm125 (same as the yz25). Get the yz.

  • sam1511

Posted 01 January 2007 - 10:44 AM

#5

i am not very expirenced on 2 strokes. is it harder to ride, or the same as 4 strokes? what about stalling, are 2strokes more likely to stall? and is it true t hat the twostrokes put out about twice as much power? thanks!

  • DirtBikeDude409

Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:02 AM

#6

Two completely different bikes.
TTR----> made for a 9 year old girl, peak hp of 8

YZ----> made for a motocross rider, peak hp of 25 or so

  • TX-SANDMAN

Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:26 PM

#7

being you can buy a TTR for about 1k I think you should buy both ... they are both a ton of fun.

  • ovrrdrive

Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:05 AM

#8

As mentioned above the YZ125 is about 3 times the power of the ttr.

You're really comparing apples to oranges here. And if you're looking for an apple the orange just isn't going to make you happy if you get my drift.

What is your age/height/weight?

I don't think wweight is much of an issue but the YZ is about 50 pounds heavier than the ttr.

  • alex-t9

Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:44 AM

#9

if you can get both than the yz125 would be a no brainer. you will adapt to the yz125 just not as quick as the ttr125. the ttr125's power will bore you after you adapt to it but the yz125 will take a long time before its power bores you if it ever does. the yz125 is a much much bettter bike unless your a 10 year kid who is learning to ride.

  • dtkiko

Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:06 AM

#10

i am not very experienced on 2 strokes...


that's why you need to get one :lol:

regardless of age and height, get the YZ125...and learn to ride bikes the 2-stroke way :confused:

here are the numbers:

TTR125 (4-stroke) - max. 9.6 hp, 9.8 N-m peak torque
YZ125 (2-stroke) - max. 38.0 hp, 26 N-m peak torque

or you might like to consider a mini:

YZ85 (2-stroke) - max. 28.0 hp, 17.2 N-m peak torque

  • Alyx

Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:07 AM

#11

http://www.yamaha-mo.../0/compare.aspx

There is a link. That should detail the differences between the 2 bikes. the ttr is much lighter unless you get the e-start. Its also 4 stroke vs 2 stroke. The 2 bikes are night and day.

  • AcesAndEights000

Posted 07 January 2007 - 09:58 AM

#12

i agree with dtkiko. if you weigh 150 or less, i think you should look at a YZ85. these have a smaller frame than the yz125, which means of course lower seat height. they are easier for turns and handling if you're inexperienced, and if you're gonna be jumping, theres no way in hell you're gonna want a stock ttr125 (trust me, i weigh 150 and destroyed my stock fork over an 8 foot jump). the 85 is also a 2-stroke which means lots of power in a small package.

  • MXkid714

Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:01 PM

#13

the ttr 125 and the yz 125 are 2 totally different bikes. the yz has about 3-4x the hp, 5-6 inch taller seat, and a much better suspension.


YZ85 (2-stroke) - max. 28.0 hp, 17.2 N-m peak torque


does yz85 really make 28 hp? thats like the same of a 400ex or somthin

  • socalxr

Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:19 PM

#14

(Old post) It depends on the dyno you use, but all the numbers I've seen are about are TTR about 7.1 HP, YZ125 about 38ish, YZ85 about 21. I've done the 85 and ttr on a dyno, but not the YZ. But all the mags have done that.

  • Whats In A Name

Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:32 PM

#15

(Old post) It depends on the dyno you use, but all the numbers I've seen are about are TTR about 7.1 HP, YZ125 about 38ish, YZ85 about 21. I've done the 85 and ttr on a dyno, but not the YZ. But all the mags have done that.


The yz125 isn't putting out 38 horses. Maybe you mean 28? that would be a better bet.

  • MXkid714

Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:45 PM

#16

(Old post) It depends on the dyno you use, but all the numbers I've seen are about are TTR about 7.1 HP, YZ125 about 38ish, YZ85 about 21. I've done the 85 and ttr on a dyno, but not the YZ. But all the mags have done that.



yeah 21 sounds better

  • davidl9999

Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:46 PM

#17

i am not very expirenced on 2 strokes. is it harder to ride, or the same as 4 strokes? what about stalling, are 2strokes more likely to stall? and is it true t hat the twostrokes put out about twice as much power? thanks!


The YZ is "pipey" and fast with a narrow power band, the TTR is pretty docile with a wide power band.

If you jump or race (or plan on it) get the YZ. If you trail ride over big stuff, get the YZ. If you just want to relax and have fun on trails, or need a Green Sticker bike, get the TTR (or a WRF).

  • Spinkta Boy

Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:31 AM

#18

How tall/old are you? If you are under 5 feet tall buy the TTR or a YZ 85 as suggested above if you want to ride moto/scrambles. If you are an adult over 5'4", then you could/should consider the YZ. My wife owns a TTR 125 b/c she is 4'10" tall and simply can't ride any bike bigger.

  • socalxr

Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:18 AM

#19

The yz125 isn't putting out 38 horses. Maybe you mean 28? that would be a better bet.


Well here's this:

http://www.motorcycl...aha-yz-125-2003

which says 39 hp, but I'm sure that not rear wheel. Every test I found was about 33hp.

  • john4ct

Posted 08 June 2007 - 07:42 PM

#20

its over thirty rear wheel.......these are not even comparable bikes ones a full sized mx racer and the other is a mini 4 stroke......and neither can do what the other was designed for very well.....and a ttr needs alot of mods to make it a good trail bike......a good ttr would have a totally replaced susp. and a built motor......bucks......another thing to consider too is that the lifespan of a 2 stroke is alot shorter than a 4str......esp when buying used




 
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