KTM 50 Pro Senior vs Pro Junior advice
Posted January 29, 2011 - 08:48 AM
The 4-stroke 70's don't have the suspension and such to make them worth looking at.
So it seems natural that we go to the hopped up version of the KTM. He sat on a Pro Junior and it seemed too small for him. My big questions is this: What are the differences between the Pro Junior and Pro Senior. I am assuming that the Pro Senior is taller –*but can not find accurate specs that prove this to me.
Other questions: Between 2004 and 2008 or 2009 what are the key differences between the model years? To me, it looks like the same bike, spec'd the same way.
Jack is 7 -- and is big and athletic for his age.
Can anyone out there help me? I want one of these that is a taller version
Is this a good deal:
Thanks so much for your help.
Posted January 29, 2011 - 09:46 AM
So I will give you the same advice everyone gave me. Get the 65. At his age and skill he will be able to learn the clutch. Also there's a chance he can stay in 2nd gear for most of his riding he does; unless he is already a up and coming MX star. In which case he can learn up/down shifting faster than you and I think.
Good luck and happy riding
Posted February 01, 2011 - 06:33 AM
Posted February 01, 2011 - 07:05 AM
Really nice of you guys to help me out. Hope to see you on a track someday. Maybe Eddyville in February.
Posted February 01, 2011 - 08:40 AM
Posted February 03, 2011 - 06:17 AM
Just FYI the powerband hit on a pre-2004 KTM65 will be a lot different. Newer 65's are a lot mellower. KX and KTM are the same size. We lowered our KTM (forks and shock) and took the seat to an upholstery shop to have it shaved an inch. Came out great for $20.
Good advice maximoose, I agree with you 100%. We have a 2011 KTM 65 and the power is much smoother. Our son just came off of a KTM 50 SR and has been on the 65 for about 1 month. He just turned 8 last November and weigh's 60 lbs soaking wet . I think I spent more time worrying about him learning how to stop and go with the clutch than it actually took him.
Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:16 AM