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WTD:125cc motorcycle, £900.00 budget

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
My budget is £900 and i want a motorcycle!! not a scooter lol!
I have seen japanese companies motorcycles but dont know if they are any good. Can some one help me and is aprila a good company, is it reliable? I dont know much about motorcycles so any help would be appreciated. I have looked on fleebay but they are most likely not near my house. Is there any website which sells bikes and are reliable? Also I am 17 and so will be doing the CBT course, just wanted to know what this course involves, is there any gear i need, do i have to get my own bike for the course and as i have never rid on a motorcycle before will i be learning how to ride one on the course?

I am ideally looking for a honda, suzuki, yamaha or any of the big players in the motorbike game...
- jay-uk

£900 is maximum but would like it for less
- jay-uk
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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1 Like #1
Mate dont go for one of those jap versions they will fall apart on you quite literally.

Find a good local bike dealer that will sell you one, it may be slightly more but if you get any problems you can take it back to them, if you get a bike off of fleabay it could break down and cost you a fortune.

Word of advice, stay away from second hand Aprilla's and NSR's, they are raced all to hell and quite often are on their last legs. If you want a first bike go for a YBR, CBR something like that. Bikes that will go ok and get you around without (normallly) being thrashed.

So yeh, stay away from the jap stuff. Go and see a bike dealer, pop into one of the big places and ask for advice, they will tell you the same.

good luck buddy
#2
i've got a 125cc blue Honda Wuyang if interested mate.
1 Like #3
first of all, well done for choosing the motorbike not scooter *thumbs up

the OH has driven the yamaha 125cc, suzuki 250cc, and now the honda hornet 600cc. ideally would like a triumph but they're pretty expensive. they have all been 2nd hand, and the OH takes good care of them so it wasnt difficult to sell them on. the thing i can say from our experience is that these reputable japanese models have had no problem for commuting and starting up in the cold. bike has been ridden around up and down so it's not like it's just for closeby, also used for commuting every day so lotsa stop starts and traffic slow and occasionally (once a week) driven outside London. the hornet is an excellent workhorse.

i guess it's really which bikes you pick up from 2nd hand batches, if it's badly ridden/treated by previous owners then it is what it is. so bring along an experienced bike friend (we had a friend who had 20 years riding experience) to check out the bike too.
#4
h_360
i've got a 125cc blue Honda Wuyang if interested mate.


and a cool avatar
where did u ger it from it's awesome
1 Like #5
ratatatatata
Mate dont go for one of those jap versions they will fall apart on you quite literally.

Find a good local bike dealer that will sell you one, it may be slightly more but if you get any problems you can take it back to them, if you get a bike off of fleabay it could break down and cost you a fortune.

Word of advice, stay away from second hand Aprilla's and NSR's, they are raced all to hell and quite often are on their last legs. If you want a first bike go for a YBR, CBR something like that. Bikes that will go ok and get you around without (normallly) being thrashed.

So yeh, stay away from the jap stuff. Go and see a bike dealer, pop into one of the big places and ask for advice, they will tell you the same.

good luck buddy


I really hope you meant to say "stay away from the Chinese stuff"! Jap bikes are fantastic. You're probably right about 2nd hand Aprilias though - I have NEVER seen one of those being ridden carefully.

OP, my brother is a CBT instructor and the place where he works hire out bikes for pupils to use. Phone your local centre and see what they can do for you.
1 Like #6
my 2 pence.... take your £900 and instead of buying a nice £900 bike buy some £500 SR125 or CG125 that will look **** and no one will want to steal it, and then use the rest of the money to buy yourself decent kit. No point buying a cbr125 that does 80mph if your helmet is a £100 jobbie and you are in jeans and a jacket. If you're new, your going to drop the bike or someone is going to give you reason to and so its best if its cheap and simple and then you can look after ityourself and then when you've got the hang of it you can afford to move up at least you have the kit and it doesn't matter what happens to the bike. might not be the most glamourous wway to do it but most practical and will stand u in good stead...
#7
if you want cheap to run and reliable stay away from fast bikes such as aprilia rs 125 rx 125 mx125 etc, cagiva mito's or you'll be spending silly ££ on fuel and pistons

reliable ish and fast : nsr125 rgv125 tzr125

reliable as possible : ns125 (pretty nippy 80mph+) cg 125 gs125 and most scooters
#8
Thanks for your help so to clarify i should get a cbr or ybr. Is there any difference between them and the bikes mentioned ch125, gs125..... are they expensive? How much does it typically cost for a CBT. I will leave reps for all who help!
#9
cbt 70-100

cbr slightly faster than ybr and more sporty looking

cg and gs are older / cheaper bikes cheaper inshurance etc
#10
cg 125s are good fun, i use to have one of them, geared it up for acceleration and it went like a rocket to 45-50, super realiable aswell. I'm selling a couple of 100cc mopeds soon if you change your mind about them, don't blame you though, geared are more fun, only problem with smaller geared bikes is your forever changing gear.
#11
Also if your tall the cbr might not be for you. I'm just over six foot and had a look a getting cbr when i was 17(might of been slightly smaller) and it was awfully uncomfortable.
1 Like #12
for the cbt course they supply the bike and helmet and a high vis vest.you wil do an easy exam on rule of the road etc,then you are taught out on the bike on the road with walky talkies for communication with instructor,they will teach you basic bike handling,braking,gear changing,etc-if you you pick a reputable firm and you have half a brain its a breeze.
bike wise its a choice of trail,scooter or road-.............if you,re going to work and back via road get a road bike or a scooter, and if you want to do the above and maybe muck about in the country -get a trail bike
lol rat
#13
So am i mad to say that i can get a cbr for £900? As they are the bikes I really want because of the look and will be riding it for 2 years which then i may buy a car. Also where is the cheapest to get insurance as the reason i want a bike is for cheap insurance. Does CBR insurance cost alot?
This is more like a bike thread lol:-D
but if any1 got any CBR please state price and show pics!:thumbsup:
#14
jay-uk
So am i mad to say that i can get a cbr for £900? As they are the bikes I really want because of the look and will be riding it for 2 years which then i may buy a car. Also where is the cheapest to get insurance as the reason i want a bike is for cheap insurance. Does CBR insurance cost alot?
This is more like a bike thread lol:-D
but if any1 got any CBR please state price and show pics!:thumbsup:


You should be able to get an older cbr 125 for £900 or under. Shop around beacuase insurance will vary, there's quite a few comparsion websites that are useful and a good few that say"if you can find it cheaper we'll beat it!" so spend a while finding the cheapest. A cbr shouldn't be to much but will more than others like the cg,ybr etc, this is mainly beacause your age and the cbr is considered sportyish and desirable.
1 Like #15
Sachs XTC - jusy as fast and reliable as CBR, looks better and bigger, cheaper to buy, plenty of parts from wemoto, 3x and ebay
#16
CBT - around £100, sometimes £80, sometimes £120 at other places. They supply the bike and gear. They teach you everything you need to ride and then take you out there, don't worry yourself. :)
Bike - SR125 (Yamaha) is what I use, great for pottering about and getting your general confidence up. I'm selling mine in the next month or two.
Insurance - eBike is the place I think I used; £100 per year third-party, no point getting fully comp as it's not worth it when the bike you're riding won't be worth much more.
Gear - you want some decent gloves, helmet (I have one you can open at the front), biking trousers and jacket with padding and ideally boots too, but the latter I don't bother with around town. Get these after your CBT just in case you don't get on with it.
#17
richardp2703
Sachs XTC - jusy as fast and reliable as CBR, looks better and bigger, cheaper to buy, plenty of parts from wemoto, 3x and ebay


how much do sachs cost roughly? I was about to do my CBT but my dad is trying to convince me to learn to drive a car instead as its safer lol! I am normally in to cars but now im starting to like bikes...........
#18
i've got a honda wuyang 125cc if interested.
#19
h_360
i've got a honda wuyang 125cc if interested.


No sorry looking for sachs bike now that richardp2703 told me about.
#20
I wouldn't be snobby about your first bike - you don't want to get straight onto something too fast, you'll end up getting cocky like I did and come into some problems (such as breaking in wet weather!).
#21
You could easily pick a Sachs up for £900 or under on Ebay. It's quite a big bike though and I would say perhaps it's better to learn on a smaller, cheaper bike as you might drop it. Mind you, it was my first bike and i've owned mine for nearly two years now.
1 Like #22
I went for a CBR125 although I do agree with the above comments about not needing to get anything fancy as I did crash mine (mostly just damaged the faring). It's now for sale as I've bought a bigger bike which is the plight of the 125 really.

With regards to the CBT it takes you from not being able to ride a bike to how to use and ride a bike safely on the roads. To begin with that's just simple stuff like choosing a suitable helmet, wearing it, getting the bike on/off its stand, getting on/off safely etc. Then it's walking with the bike, moving off on the bike, moving up through the gears, emergency stops and slow speed stability. Once you can ride the bike comfortably off the road you'll then be taken on the road for a couple of hours, if the instructor thinks your riding is up to a suitable standard then you get your CBT certificate.

When pricing up your bike, bear in mind you need to budget for riding equipment - legally you only need a helmet but you really need decent protective gear in terms of an armoured jacket, gloves and trousers. This is what is going to protect you from all the elements and if the worst happens it's all that's between you and the road or whatever you hit. My riding gear was more expensive than I expected but it does it job well especially when I crashed the bike and was left with only a friction burn - don't skimp on it!

John
#23
I went on ebay but cant find any sachs, just parts really and broken ones. If i ask for one of these bikes in a shop what are the prices likely to be? Any know where else I can get them from?
#24
You're not likely to find one in a shop really - I'd just give up trying to find one particular bike, it's a waste of time. Go and search for a range of bikes, not just one - in fact, why're you being picky? Just go and look and see what's in your budget before deciding on anything - and feel what's comfy. No point trying to buy one of the bikes you're looking at if you don't know how it feels.
#25
I, personally, would never buy a four stroke 125 in a shop. Their prices are ridiculous and it's not worth it. However, you can find a good bike for a good price, even on Ebay, but you need to be patient. Just keep looking basically.

Another reason why you can't find any bikes is because of the time of the year. The best time to buy a bike will be between January-March.
#26
I found my four stroke for a decent price.. why wouldn't you get one?
#27
get a suzuki GS or a CG cheap and cheerful...

Aprilia are slightly quicker but they tend to be 2 strokes so they need more maintenance and can't take as much abuse, if you want aprilia style performance and reliability buy a cbr...

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