Found 3rd May 2008
I am looking for advice from someone in the know about 125cc motorbikes.

Has anyone any ideas what the best for, value for money is at the moment please?

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get a bike magazine to get an idea of prices.

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kippy;2020313

get a bike magazine to get an idea of prices.


Great idea, I never thought of that!!!! ha ha. I have looked on the MCN website, but just wanted other bike riders thoughts....

good luck, let us know what u end up with! and a picccy please.

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According to mcn the best is the good old Yamaha DT125X's, but slightly over my budget me thinks.....

Get a little yammy scrambler, can pick up a second hand one pretty cheap and are very reliable.

Get the latest edition of What Bike. Best value for money seems to be the Honda 125CG. They seem easy to drive and cheap to maintain.

I have a cheap chinese copy. The Skygo Titan 125cc. Which was dirt cheap at £600 brand new.

I have a KMX 125 that I am about to sell. Whereabouts are you and what's your budget?

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Bingo83;2021463

Get the latest edition of What Bike. Best value for money seems to be … Get the latest edition of What Bike. Best value for money seems to be the Honda 125CG. They seem easy to drive and cheap to maintain. I have a cheap chinese copy. The Skygo Titan 125cc. Which was dirt cheap at £600 brand new.


I have just seen them on ebay and yes they are rather cheap....

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I think I am gonna go for this one now.....

http://www.yamaha-motor.be/dutch/Images/2008-YZF-R125-action-01_tcm30-208762.jpg

how much and where from kirky please, im also wanting to buy a bike

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asky;2044227

how much and where from kirky please, im also wanting to buy a bike


They are limited I was informed by the dealer today and retail at £2999.

It is a Yamaha YZF-R125 for your info...

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dcx_badass;2045153

It looks nice, but all superbike models in 125 looks rediculous as … It looks nice, but all superbike models in 125 looks rediculous as they're just to small(physically and engine wise) to pull it off.


I tend to agree with you on that, but haven't actually seen this one as they are hard to get hold of. If I think it doesn't look right I will just walk away...

kirkie;2045201

I tend to agree with you on that, but haven't actually seen this one as … I tend to agree with you on that, but haven't actually seen this one as they are hard to get hold of. If I think it doesn't look right I will just walk away...



yeah i agree also.

the size of the bike,size of the wheels (width mostly) and the size of the exhaust are the main aspects that make a bike look meaty. im only 19 though and currently have a car, the biggest i can get is a 125 unfortunately.

have you found a cheap price for it yet?
ive noticed fleabea has a dealer selling them for £2,995ish or something.

when are you going to see one?

also, i have a full UK driving licence, what test/tests do i have to be able to take to be able to ride a 125?

thanks

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asky;2045280

yeah i agree also.the size of the bike,size of the wheels (width mostly) … yeah i agree also.the size of the bike,size of the wheels (width mostly) and the size of the exhaust are the main aspects that make a bike look meaty. im only 19 though and currently have a car, the biggest i can get is a 125 unfortunately.have you found a cheap price for it yet?ive noticed fleabea has a dealer selling them for £2,995ish or something.when are you going to see one?


My local stockist are going to ring me when they get another in. They said that they are like rocking horse poo so can't see how this person is selling them on fleabay....

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asky;2048330

also, i have a full UK driving licence, what test/tests do i have to be … also, i have a full UK driving licence, what test/tests do i have to be able to take to be able to ride a 125?thanks


Just your CBT I believe.

rocking like horse poo is a good thing? right?

are you sure there are no cheaper deals around?

thanks for the replies too rep added

whats it sound like this bike?

im 6ft 4 too so i rekon id look daft on a small bike

is anyone interested in my Kawasaki KMX 125cc? it is road legal

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Not sure, but they have just phoned me to say that they have taken delivery of one today in Red & White that was pre-ordered. I am going to see it on Saturday and if I like it will order one...

http://www.motorcycleshow.co.uk/mci2007/newsimages/press.2To7BlOKo5AAAHxgFpYAAAAA.jpg

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caz1cool;2057979

is anyone interested in my Kawasaki KMX 125cc? it is road legal


Not for me thanks...

i asked the ebay seller if his price was fixed and he told me to ring him, so im guessing a couple £'s could be knocked off it if your interested. Keep posting here please id love to know what you decide

If I was getting a 125 I don't think I'd pay out for a new one. Go for a good make a few years older (you're bound to drop it a few times) I've got an old school Honda xl125. Great bike for off roading.
Don't forget you can only ride a 125 for 2 years with your CBT.

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cassieismydoggie;2058973

If I was getting a 125 I don't think I'd pay out for a new one. Go for a … If I was getting a 125 I don't think I'd pay out for a new one. Go for a good make a few years older (you're bound to drop it a few times) I've got an old school Honda xl125. Great bike for off roading.Don't forget you can only ride a 125 for 2 years with your CBT.


Yeah, but you can renew it every 2 years...

kirkie;2059053

Yeah, but you can renew it every 2 years...



but don't you have to be off the road for a year? That's what it used to be.
Anyhow, surely you'd want to move onto something a little more appropriate;-)

i need a little run about for england because i live between 2 countries at the moment. so need it road worthy.

where should i look for a nice looking decent run around, maybe for between £1k-£2k

Have you looked at the Aprilia RS 125? As it's a 2 stroke it should have a potential performance advantage over the current crop of 125 machines.

wow it looks nice lynus, any idea where best place to buy one of these would be?

asky;2060188

wow it looks nice lynus, any idea where best place to buy one of these … wow it looks nice lynus, any idea where best place to buy one of these would be?



Not really sure, they have been making these for years so it depends on how much you want to spend. Perhaps try motorcyclenews.com/MCN…le/

and [url]www.dkmotorcycles.co.uk[/url] seem to have brand new ones.

As with most 2 stroke bikes you have to make sure you buy one that has been looked after as a lot will have been de-restricted and thrashed or possibly raced

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Well I ordered it yesterday in Midnight Black

http://www.mc-partner.com/Yamaha2008/2008-YZF-R125-static-06_prv_tcm34-208746.jpg

nice one kirkie, £2995?

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asky;2080164

nice one kirkie, £2995?


I paid £2999 from a reputable dealer....

Alright Kirkie, hows it going with that bike of yours... enjoying it?

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morpheus;5527201

Alright Kirkie, hows it going with that bike of yours... enjoying it?


Love it. I have passed my test now so looking for something slightly bigger...

How much did lessons and test cost you buddy?

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morpheus;5542660

How much did lessons and test cost you buddy?


£450 for 2.5 days training and that included the fee for Mod 1 & Mod 2 of the test...
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