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Old 02-08-2018
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Originally Posted by Spac View Post
Yes and no. There's plenty of times when I torque my way up stuff on the 300 and think "couldn't have done that on a 125", but if I was on a 125 then I wouldn't have tried to torque my way up.

Which is not to say that I definitely would have gotten up on a 125.
My previous bike was a KDX200 and I had to approach hills with more momentum than my 300 brethren. This was easy enough on smoother hills, but could cause sudden changes of direction when hitting obstacles with speed. I have to say it was fun at times blasting past some bigger bore bikes creeping up hills, and my bike and I are bouncing off sh1t and getting air and screaming up a hill. Of course this tactic didn't always go to plan

It's much easier now and more civilised on my 300 SEF-R.
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Past: '73 Kawasaki KV75, '86 Suzuki RH250, '96 Husqvarna WR250, '76 Honda CR125 (Vintage MX), '11 Suzuki DR-Z70, '00 Kawasaki KDX200, 2015 Kawasaki KLX110.
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Old 03-08-2018
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TBH, I reckon that the difference between where I can go on a 200 and a 300 is pretty small - there wouldn't be many times when the difference would matter, but I am sure that they would annoy the bejeezus out of me when they did happen...

None of the organised rides that I have been on and none of the races I've done have included terrain that I wouldn't have cleared on my old YZ125 - it's only when riding with mates that we end up looking for the hard stuff.
Everything from an XL175 to a Beta 300 to a Hodaka Wombt to a KX500.
They're all fun.
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