2020 125–200cc Off-Road Two-Stroke Dirt Bikes To Buy

11 125–200cc machines for you to choose from.

Collectively, manufacturers like KTM, Husqvarna, Beta, Sherco, TM, and Yamaha are bringing 1112 two-strokes to the 2020 125–200cc displacement category. KTM has its enduro-focused 150 XC-W TPI. Husqvarna brings the TE 150i. Beta offers its two RR models in 125 and 200cc. Sherco has the 125 SE-R, 125 SE Factory, and 125 SC Factory cross-country. TM offers the carbureted EN 125 and fuel-injected EN 125 FI and EN 144 FI. And last but not least, Yamaha has its YZ125X, a new model to the Japanese manufacturer’s cross-country bike lineup.

2020 KTM Model

2020 KTM 150 XC-W TPI

In addition to changes/updates with TPI, fork updates, and redesigned frame, the 2020 KTM 150 XC-W TPI also has new graphics sticking to the plastics.
In addition to changes/updates with TPI, fork updates, and redesigned frame, the 2020 KTM 150 XC-W TPI also has new graphics sticking to the plastics.Courtesy of Kiska

Like the 250 XC TPI, the KTM 150 XC-W TPI’s 144cc two-stroke engine is fitted with Transfer Port Injection (TPI) and a Dell’Orto 39mm throttle body. As mentioned previously, TPI reduces fuel consumption and no premixing is needed. The updated engine is situated in a new frame that was designed in collaboration with factory racers. The result of this design is allegedly claimed to improve stiffness and, as a result, improve handling and stability. The WP Xplor shock is utilizes linkless PDS technology, which features a new second piston and reworked shape of the sealing cup for improved bottoming resistance. The WP Xplor fork is also updated with a split-function design that features a new calibrated mid-valve piston for more consistent damping. To also increase bottoming resistance on the front end, the fork has new fork caps with new adjusters and revised settings to keep the front end higher. Keeping the KTM two-stroke engine at its proper operating temperature are newly designed radiators that are claimed to be optimized for more efficient cooling. Brembo brakes are standard and clamp down on lightweight wave discs. Price is $8,799.

2020 Husqvarna Model

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i

The 2020 Husqvarna TE 150i comes standard with an electric starter.
The 2020 Husqvarna TE 150i comes standard with an electric starter.Courtesy of Husqvarna

Husqvarna’s TE 150 is now fuel injected for the 2020 model. In addition to this significant change, the frame is also another update highlight; it offers increased longitudinal and torsional rigidity. The bodywork has been slimmed down to allow for easier rider movement and the seat height has been lowered by 10mm (0.4 inch) as well. These revisions may provide the rider with a bit of added confidence while maneuvering the Husky, especially in technical terrain. Price is $8,899.

2020 Beta Models

2020 Beta 200 RR

The 2020 Beta 200 RR adopts the same modified swingarm that Beta’s four-stroke models receive.
The 2020 Beta 200 RR adopts the same modified swingarm that Beta’s four-stroke models receive.Courtesy of Beta

2020 Beta 125 RR

The modifications made to the Beta 125 RR supposedly provide added torque at low rpm and greater power at higher rpm for increased performance.
The modifications made to the Beta 125 RR supposedly provide added torque at low rpm and greater power at higher rpm for increased performance.Courtesy of Beta

Beta throws two smaller-displacement machines into the two-stroke ring for 2020 with its 200 RR and 125 RR. Of the two, the 200 RR is the one that received the same modified swingarm that the four-stroke models received; the goal of this update was to improve stability and traction of the machine. The 125 RR, on the other hand, was not neglected in the amount of changes because it receives exhaust and clutch modifications that are derived straight from the 2019 Racing model. More specifically, there is a new cylinder with modified exhaust ports, a new exhaust valve system, a new exhaust valve drive (which opens at a different rate to improve power delivery), a new expansion chamber (for a broader power delivery), and even a new exhaust flange. Clutch changes include a new clutch cover with an air purging system operated by the modified clutch mechanism. A modified oil inlet cap position has also been shifted to ease oil change maintenance and time. The 200 RR and 125 RR are priced at $8,699 and $7,999, respectively.

2020 Sherco Models

2020 Sherco 125 SE-R

The 2020 Sherco 125 SE-R rolls on a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel.
The 2020 Sherco 125 SE-R rolls on a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel.Courtesy of Sherco

2020 Sherco 125 SE Factory

The 125 SE Factory comes stock with KYB suspension, a Shido lithium-ion battery, and an AXP skid plate. The retail price for this model is $8,799.
The 125 SE Factory comes stock with KYB suspension, a Shido lithium-ion battery, and an AXP skid plate. The retail price for this model is $8,799.Courtesy of Sherco

2020 Sherco 125 SC Factory

The cross-country version will cost $8,599.
The cross-country version will cost $8,599.Courtesy of Sherco

Of the three Sherco models, the 125 SE-R ($8,399) is $200 cheaper than the 125 SC Factory ($8,599). The 125 SE-R features 2020 racing graphics and rolls on a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear Michelin Enduro Competition rubber that are wrapped around black anodized rims to show off its racing capabilities. Additionally, the piston has been optimized for 2020 in order to provide better performance and reliability. A WP Xplor fork, WP shock, and a lightened swingarm assist with bump absorption and stability as well. The 125 SE Factory model comes stock with KYB suspension, a Shido lithium-ion battery, and an AXP skid plate. The retail price for this model is $8,799. The 125 SC Factory is the option for the cross-country bound. It rides on Dunlop Geomax tires for both the front and rear, and comes with a standard number plate instead of a headlight.

2020 TM Models

2020 TM EN 125

Pricing for the carbureted 2020 TM EN 125 is $8,695.
Pricing for the carbureted 2020 TM EN 125 is $8,695.Courtesy of TM

2020 TM EN 125 FI

The 2020 TM EN 125 FI, like the EN144 FI, is not available until February of 2020.
The 2020 TM EN 125 FI, like the EN144 FI, is not available until February of 2020.Courtesy of TM

2020 TM EN 144 FI

The 2020 TM EN 144 FI will release February 2020.
The 2020 TM EN 144 FI will release February 2020.Courtesy of TM

The carbureted 2020 TM EN 125 is $8,695 while the fuel-injected version is $9,195. Both include a KYB fork, TM Racing shock, CNC triple clamps, six-speed transmission, clear fuel tank, a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel; the main difference is the way in which they receive fuel. The TM EN 144 FI, as the moniker suggests, is also fuel injected. Other features include a KYB fork, TM Racing shock, CNC triple clamps, clear fuel tank, six-speed gearbox, and a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel. The EN 144 FI comes in at a price of $9,695.

2020 Yamaha Model

Out of this entire list, the Yamaha YZ125X’s price is the cheapest of the 125cc two-strokes by at least $1,300 dollars.
Out of this entire list, the Yamaha YZ125X’s price is the cheapest of the 125cc two-strokes by at least $1,300 dollars.Courtesy of Yamaha

Already available, the 2020 Yamaha YZ125X comes in at a very competitive price of $6,699. This six-speed transmission-equipped cross-country machine is equipped with Yamaha’s Power Valve System (YPVS) which has broader opening timing compared to its motocross brother, and a revised compression ratio, both of which are aimed at creating broad power delivery. The exhaust pipe and fuel tank are narrow, helping keep the components away from rocks, logs, and any type of shrubbery that may damage it. Further, the off-road-focused Dunlop AT81 tires and 18-inch rear wheel add to the cross-country package.