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Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:31 pm

Guys looking for 125 with a more sit up style kind of commuter style as opposed to leaning fwd like on the honda i did my cbt on i think cbf or something like that.

Ive seen lexmoto do a zsb but looking for better make but that kind of style ?

Thanks

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Impy2 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:48 pm

Look at a Suzuki vanvan. That's what I have. You sit up straight. Great bike.

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:04 pm

Thanks can u still buy them ?

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:20 pm

Desmond.22 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Thanks can u still buy them ?
There are 23 of them on eBay . How many would you like ? 😁

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:21 pm

Plenty out there, great bikes, comfy, simple, reliable. They are as good as you get in factory spec so no need to mess about with aftermarket bits. The only common mod is to fit a replacement from sprocket that is one tooth less. It drops the gearing so that the engine can hold top gear on faster roads, otherwise they run out of grunt and you have to drop back down into 5th.

The standard chain is a bit flimsy but that’s easily sorted.

They handle really well with those big tyres and don’t get unsettled by poor road surfaces.

The later 200 version is no faster than the 125.
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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:49 pm

Thanks was thinking new so id get warranty etc but they look good.

Im only cbt so 125 my limit for now. Seen honda grom or binelli TNT these any good ?

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:12 am

Some people keep their 125 because it suits them but most tend to trade it for something else. So the usual advice is to buy a good used Japanese bike, look after it, and you'll get your money back when you come to trade it in.

The VanVan is a very simple bike so there's not a lot to go wrong provided you buy one that's been properly maintained. The earlier ones are carb, later ones are injected. The two stripes along the lower sides of the tank came with the injected version.

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Arwen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:08 am

Desmond.22 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Thanks was thinking new so id get warranty etc but they look good.

Im only cbt so 125 my limit for now. Seen honda grom or binelli TNT these any good ?
The grom is a great little bike, so long as you don't expect it to be much use at 60mph+ (it will get more if you don't weight a lot). I've had mine 4 years and other than the neutral switch rusting after 2 years and needing replaced, it is a fantasticly fun little bike for my commute through the city.

The TNT is much of the same. I've not heard anything bad about them. I've had a sit on one, and build quality seems on par.
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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:44 am

Exactly info im after

Any other models to look out for ?

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by geofferz » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:57 am

Suzuki maurerder or intruder125, kawasaki eliminator - don't think either have been made for quite a while though so they'll be older.
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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Mclovin147 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:27 am

Honda CB125R is a comfortable riding position and all around solid bike.

However, it too will top out around 60-65 mph (Well, comfortably that is, without putting it to the sword) - and if you’re light like me, the torque isn’t half bad in the low to medium due to it having a ~135KG curb weight.

All Good stock parts too, has ABS and good tyres.

Bit pricey new at ~£4,000, but with it being a 2018 Honda model it will hold its value very well for years to come

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Arwen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:24 am

I've not updated it in a while (I'll probably do it in a few weeks) but here is my running review of my little msx - viewtopic.php?f=56&t=58582
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Re: Another 125 question

Post by fastbob » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 pm

Don't buy a learner bike bike new . Unless you don't mind throwing away money.

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by fastbob » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:17 pm

Mclovin147 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:27 am
Honda CB125R is a comfortable riding position and all around solid bike.

However, it too will top out around 60-65 mph (Well, comfortably that is, without putting it to the sword) - and if you’re light like me, the torque isn’t half bad in the low to medium due to it having a ~135KG curb weight.

All Good stock parts too, has ABS and good tyres.

Bit pricey new at ~£4,000, but with it being a 2018 Honda model it will hold its value very well for years to come
Nice bikes but they really are tiny . Have a read of the original post .

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Arwen » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:22 pm

fastbob wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Don't buy a learner bike bike new . Unless you don't mind throwing away money.
Or you like it....

It's your money, spend it on what you like.
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