The Yamaha YZ125 has been around for a very long time, and we still consider it the best handling motocross bike you can buy. The chassis has had a number of updates over the years, but the motor hasn’t changed significantly in 13 years, so time has caught up with the bike today. It still has low-end power that’s comparable to anything in the class, but it gives away peak power to bikes like the Husqvarna TC125 and the KTM 125SX. On a twisty track, though, the YZ’s suspension advantage can often give it an advantage. For a video on the TM 125 two-stroke, click here. For a video on the KTM 125 two-stroke, click here. For a video on the Husqvarna TC125 two-stroke, click here.

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