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Re: Another 125 question

Post by fastbob » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:02 pm

Arwen wrote:
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.
Pretty much what I said really 😄



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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Mclovin147 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:26 pm

fastbob wrote:
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 .
They are not that small, I’m 5’9 and I can not flat foot mine if I have both feet down, I’m forever on me tippy toes lol - when reading reviews I have actually seen a few comments about the seat height being a little high for a first bike/learner bike, anyone under 5’9 is going to be a little unnerved when they first get on it.

OP mentioned potentially a new Grom I think? The CB125R is Noticeably Larger than that, for sure.

It’s not small ‘size wise’, but as a naked style bike + 125 cc it’s very light-weight, nimble :)

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by fastbob » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:54 pm

Mclovin147 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:26 pm
fastbob wrote:
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 .
They are not that small, I’m 5’9 and I can not flat foot mine if I have both feet down, I’m forever on me tippy toes lol - when reading reviews I have actually seen a few comments about the seat height being a little high for a first bike/learner bike, anyone under 5’9 is going to be a little unnerved when they first get on it.

OP mentioned potentially a new Grom I think? The CB125R is Noticeably Larger than that, for sure.

It’s not small ‘size wise’, but as a naked style bike + 125 cc it’s very light-weight, nimble :)
Well my impression is still that they are very small indeed . Maybe it's because I rode GSXR 1100,s for years but I've always thought that they look one step up from a Mini Moto .

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:00 pm

Cheers some real good reviews.

What about the Chinese stuff?

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Mclovin147 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:37 pm

fastbob wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Mclovin147 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:26 pm
fastbob wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:17 pm


Nice bikes but they really are tiny . Have a read of the original post .
They are not that small, I’m 5’9 and I can not flat foot mine if I have both feet down, I’m forever on me tippy toes lol - when reading reviews I have actually seen a few comments about the seat height being a little high for a first bike/learner bike, anyone under 5’9 is going to be a little unnerved when they first get on it.

OP mentioned potentially a new Grom I think? The CB125R is Noticeably Larger than that, for sure.

It’s not small ‘size wise’, but as a naked style bike + 125 cc it’s very light-weight, nimble :)
Well my impression is still that they are very small indeed . Maybe it's because I rode GSXR 1100,s for years but I've always thought that they look one step up from a Mini Moto .
Did a quick google search;

Honda CB125R specs - seat height 32.1 inch, length 79.3 inch, width 32.2 inch, height 41.5 inch

Suzuki GSX-R 1100 specs - seat height 32.1 inch, length 83.9 inch, width 29.7 inch, height 46.9 inch

I still think it’s viable option for OP. Very nice overall bike, modern and comfortable :)

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by dynax » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:55 pm

Desmond.22 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Cheers some real good reviews.

What about the Chinese stuff?
FFS! just buy one, ride it and enjoy :roll:

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Shepherd » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:37 pm

https://cycle-ergo.com

This site helped me sort the 'wheat from the chaff' when choosing my best of a 125 :D

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by RantMachine » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:53 am

Desmond.22 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Cheers some real good reviews.

What about the Chinese stuff?
You've got maybe a 5% chance of getting a good one - either make your peace with an unending stream of little repair jobs, or save yourself some misery and give them a miss! :lol:
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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:22 pm

Thanks that cb125r looks ideal looks im after and style.

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Re: Another 125 question

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:46 pm

Desmond.22 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Thanks that cb125r looks ideal looks im after and style.
Oh plenty of naked 125s like that. I had the mt125 - great bike. Bought used, sold it for like £100 less than I paid.
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Re: Another 125 question

Post by Desmond.22 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:27 pm

Hm thanks more to look at

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