Grizzly 125 questions - Yamaha Grizzly Forum : GrizzlyOwners.Com Yamaha Grizzly Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Waldo
Posts: 2
Grizzly 125 questions

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.

Soon to be a new Grizzly 700! Camo
'06 Honda 2x4 Rancher (soon to be wife's!)
'05 Artic Cat 90cc (Son's)
'06 Yamaha TTR-125 (Wife's)
'03 Yamaha R1 Red/White/Black
90sscclone is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 07:44 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lk Orion
Posts: 13
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.
modrak is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
rbdenman's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Grahamsville
Posts: 7,680
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...)

SOLD!! 2004 Grizzly: Way too many modifications to try and list them all here...
rbdenman is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Senior Member
wheeler's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Limerick
Posts: 273
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?


Grizzly 700, Warn RT25, OEM underside armor, 60" Moose Blade, 17cu.ft wagon, Dr Power Grader
wheeler is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha Grizzly Forum : GrizzlyOwners.Com Yamaha Grizzly Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome