I'd say it depends on what you're used to. I did almost 3,000km on my trusty old Nouvo 135 in three weeks last month, first day 640 km, no problem. Did not encounter any steep hills but don't see a problem there, either. I'm 79-80kg. If you're used to 125cc the KLX150 will be an improvement, but if you ride real bikes it won't do. Personally I don't like the small 14" wheels. The whole bike is small.TonyBKK;290543 wrote: Depends what kind of riding you like to do. In my opinion they are good fun for off road but woefully underpowered for road riding. A KLX 150 will struggle to haul 77kg up a steep hill.
Yes, I assumed the same, that Bill is looking for dirt bike and not a road bike and yes, you are correct about the wheel sizes. KZ must be thinking of the wrong bike.Ian Bungy;290645 wrote: KZ25, The KLX 150 has 16 inch Rear and 19 Inch Front Wheel? The D-Tracker has the small wheels. I think Billpro785 wants a Bike He can do a little Exploring with around the different Trails around Chiang Rai? So the 150 is a bit more capable and an Upright Ridding position compared to the Street Bikes like the CBR? I do find it strange that the Old KLX125 was Fuel Injected yet they upgraded it to 150cc but went back to a Carb??? Doesn't make much sense does it?
If your already thinking about a big bore kit, then I think a klx250 was your best bet! A plus point for the klx150, it should be the most reliable 150 ever made with it's supreme lack of power. :-?Billpro785;290654 wrote: Thanks for all the replies . Bought a 2012 KLX 150, decent price, and low miles. I wanted a dirt type bike, as would like to some trail riding. Should be good for around town as well. As for touring the golden triangle, maybe a big bore kit ?
Ask at your local Kawasaki dealer for a big bore kit called "KLX250". It's perfect for touring the GT, sells for around 160K and comes with a frame, wheels, suspension and more!Billpro785;290654 wrote: Thanks for all the replies . Bought a 2012 KLX 150, decent price, and low miles. I wanted a dirt type bike, as would like to some trail riding. Should be good for around town as well. As for touring the golden triangle, maybe a big bore kit ?