This is an age old question than has been around since the dawn of dirt bikes as sport and hobby. The funny thing is that even though this question has been around for a very long time, most people still aren’t able to come to a consensus about the answer! The time to take off the gloves and get down to brass tacks is now. We’re going to take a look at 110cc and 125cc pit bikes and decide – once and for all – which is best.
Okay, before you get yourself too worked up, the answer may not be the one you were expecting. In fact, the answer is really going to be different for everyone. This is because every rider is different, every race is different, every track (and pit) is different. What you’re going to find is that each pit bike has its strengths and weaknesses. Now, before you get upset, there are some differences between the bikes that might lead some people to say one or the other is better. With that in mind, let’s take a look at both these pit bikes.
Good For Racing – Because they typically have three valve engines, the 110cc pit bike is pretty good for racing.
While it has a smaller engine, the 110cc pit bike may be more than enough power for the right rider. Depending on the track (or pit), it’s sometimes more about how you handle the bike not how much power it has. In this case, the 110cc pit bike comes out ahead.
Characteristics of the 125cc Pit Bike
If you want raw power in the pit and don’t think you’re ever going to race this bike, the 125cc pit bike may offer you more fun in the pit with its raw power.
The bigger engine of the 125cc pit bike offers more raw power, but a lot of the time, these bikes only have two valve engines. And on some tracks, this is a really noticeable difference. That said, if you’re out for fun, the 125cc pit bike is the right choice for you.
Both the 110cc pit bike and the 125cc pit bike have their strengths and weaknesses. To truly decide a winner, you would have to race them head to head on a number of different types of tracks. No one has done this – yet – but it may be on the horizon as the question remains. A series of races like that would be pretty cool, actually, and might finally lay to rest the question of which is better. Although, that might not be a good thing.
If people at the track stopped arguing about whether the 110cc or 125cc pit bike is better, what would they start arguing about? Right? But seriously, whatever bike you decide to take to the pit, as long as you know the engine inside and out and purchase the best parts money can buy, you’re going to get what you’re after. If it’s racing and medals and being known as the king of the pit bikes, a highly modified and souped up 125cc might let you break away from the pack and be different enough to make a difference.