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Old 07-20-2007, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all,
I would like to get some info on the Grizzly 125. My son has a Artic Cat 90cc which pretty much a Kymco product. Having issues with the belt getting wet.
I am thinking about getting him the Grizzly 125. Are these bikes built well? How will they go in water and mud? Granted, my son is 7 (yes, seven) but has been riding motorcycles since he was 4 1/2 and his 4-wheeler for a year now. The brakes aren't very well on his 90 and the list goes on. The Artic Cat 90 is gernerally a good bike, but not for what we do.

We do alot of trail riding with light mud and water. Nothing that would be over the tank or anything like that.

I was wondering also if the 125 is fairly light steering? He can ride my 350 but has a hard time steering at slower speeds.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My son has a grizzly 125, the bike is built very well. It will hit a top speed around 35mph and gets very good gas mileage. My son weights in at 110 lbs and is an agressive rider. Going through water and mud on a trail is no issue.

You mentioned alot of mud. This bike only has rear wheel drive with small knobby tires. It can go in the occasional mud but is not a mud bogger. In fact it also is not very good for climbing sand hills. We do alot of flat trail riding and its perfect for that. The only negative thing we had issues with is the gear selector, it is sometimes difficult to put into gear from forward to reverse due to the fact the engine has a tendancy to rev up when the bike gets hot.

The bike is small and very easy to steer. I would expect to pay 3k for this unit. I like the bike for younger kids.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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CPSC be damned... Another good bike for younger kids who have experience might be the Kawasaki Bayuou 250. When our son was seven, we picked up the 220 version of this bike for him. He ran it for five years until a Warrior 350 caught his eye.

They're pretty compact, shaft driven, plentiful, and about the same cost new as the Griz 125. (If your son is ready for something of this size...)
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There was a review on the Grizz125 recently but cant remember what mag (ATV Rider or Quad?) They said it hadn't been upgraded in a long while. Especially noted was the suspension was stiff with too little travel.

Perhaps next year?

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