Posted May 12, 2002 - 05:05 PM
Would it have enough power to keep him satisfied for a year or so or should I just purchase the TTR-125 and teach him from the get go?
Thanks in advance!
Mark (Highland, Illinois)
Posted May 12, 2002 - 05:33 PM
Other choices to consider is the XR100R as there are many parts readily available not to mention it is a bullet proof bike.
Personally I have a hard time purchasing anything in its first year of production. Usually takes 1 - 3 years for them to work out all the bugs.
Make any of the above choices and I am sure you will have a happy son.
I am considering purchasing XR100 for my son's first bike. But if the KLX is priced in same range I would consider. Check your classifieds and you can find a good used XR100 for less than $2000 in the 1 to 2 year old range. Good luck and happy riding
Sorry everyone for rambling on.
Posted May 12, 2002 - 05:38 PM
Posted May 12, 2002 - 07:04 PM
One thingthat you will need to look at is how big your son is. The seat hieght on the KLX is only 26". I found out the hard way when it comes to buying bikes for kids that it is alot cheaper to go a little on the big side and let them grow into it other wise it gets real expensive. The nice thing about the little 110 though is if you wind up keeping it for a few years it has the hop up potential. Off the show room floor it comes with an 3 speed auto clutch just like the XR50 but once the kid has the hang of things you can spend a little mnore money and have them open it up to your standard multi-plate clutch. This bike is originally a four speed, they left that in there. All they did was block off the 4th gear. They are also saying that the motor has the capability to be bored out to over 200cc so if you have a small kid you can definately keep him with enough power. There is already numerous after market companies that a putting out products for it to, for example Powroll has an exhaust for it and they are the same ones saying it can be punched out to over 200cc.