speed tracks, but the chassis suffers in those situations.
WHICH BIKE HAS THE BEST BRAKES & CLUTCH?
(1) KTM 125SX. KTM has built a reputation for having
the best brakes and clutch in the business. There’s no
comparison among the Japanese brands, who still swear
by cable-actuated clutches and modest front-brake setups.
Although a superior front brake isn’t a slam dunk on a
lightweight 125cc two-stroke, it still shines in comparison
to the YZ125 brake.
(1) Husqvarna TC125. Husky inherited the same
Brembo front brake and hydraulic clutch off the
KTM 125SX. Test riders didn’t notice a difference in
performance between the two bikes. The self-adjusting
clutch was fade-free, while the front brake offered great
modulation with incredible stopping power.
( 3) Yamaha YZ125. To effectively ride a 125 two-stroke requires judicious use of the clutch. And while
the YZ125 clutch pack can handle abuse, it’s not on the
same level as a hydraulic clutch. We still recall the YZ125
clutch as being one of the better designs back when
Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki were still in the two-stroke
game. As for the front brake, it offers nominal power and
decent feel. Given our druthers, we would invest in an
WHICH BIKE WON THE 2015 MXA 125CC
(1) Yamaha YZ125. Are you surprised? Don’t be.
Yamaha has been making class-winning two-strokes