Enduro or Dt125r



  • @calum the parts aren’t expensive it’s more the lack of information but most importantly the condition the bike come to me in especially when it had no listed problems or issues but I guess you live and learn and I seem to learn a lot



  • @irongamer727 low blow 😪 yeah well it serves me right I guess



  • I'll just make it very clear as an enduro rider for over 15 years. A DT is NOT an enduro bike at all it is a trail bike. 125 YZs and KXs will leave you behind like dust, the DT doesn't have the power, torque or weight to keep up with such bikes.

    If you are green laning then yes, a DT is a good start for a novice. But if you are really looking to riding enduro then what you want is an enduro bike that is light. For the record, Enduro bikes are road-legal. YZs and KXs are not road legal, because they are motocross bikes designed for a closed, private circuit. Also, you will have far less reliability problems with a KX or a YZ than you would with a DT.

    Don't get me wrong, it isn't impossible to enduro with a DT, but it's too much of a bother when you compare it to enduro bikes. You don't have the power and definetly don't have the torque and the bike itself is 30kg too heavy.

    If you keep an eye out on ebay and gumtree, you will find good enduro bikes. Your best chance would probably be Yamaha WRs or GasGas ECs. You will have to pay extra, but you'll be far better equipped for enduro.



  • @minia Yeah I agree, I did choose my wording carefully, saying trail riding rather than enduro. As a DTR and a Husky are not comparable.



  • @calum Definetly not comparable haha, I'm still dreaming for a Husqvarna TE/X125 with a rekluse hydraulic auto clutch, 150cc kit, full exhaust system with an akra. More than 45 ponies on a bike that would weigh less than 90kg. It'd be as nimble as a goat hehe



  • @minia I dunno, I'm just not convinced I would go down the 125 route for those sorts of bikes.

    That said, I'm a poo rider so maybe that's got something to do with it.

    I like the kick up the bum that you get from a smoker, but it gets tiresome where it makes shed loads of power, but not until the top top RPM. ,and none at the bottom.

    I feel a 250 V Twin would be my dream.



  • @calum 250 V-twin for an enduro? That's a lot of extra weight... Honestly it depends on what sort of terrain you ride but when off-road it is all about the weight, 125s are less tiring thanks to the fact they weigh less. The downside though is you have a lot less torque, makes it harder to get out of difficult situations. But, well, that comes down to experience really haha



  • @minia Nah, I wouldn't ride Enduro. I just simply meant for the road. Like an RGV250.



  • @calum Oh right. Don't think RGVs are that common any more on the road, to be honest I don't pay any attention to them.



  • I do not recomend using a DTR for enduro, you will break your wrists and genitals,

    DT suspension is terrible over chop,

    A 125 enduro is a weapon if you know how to ride it!!

    A great way to start, and plenty quick,

    I recomend looking for KTM EXC 200 ‘04 onwards



  • @darty not really within my budget.
    Getting a non runner as a project could be some fun though. And then run it until it blows