Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by SlowBusa » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:41 pm

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by someone » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:27 pm

On my 125 I did 23,400 miles of which probably only a thousand was on errands around town. The rest was leisure riding, with plenty of 200 mile (and above) day trips. I only stopped riding it because I cannot afford to insure two bikes.

If there is no enjoyment just because it is a 125 you are doing it wrong.
125s are fun.

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Westbeef » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:46 am

I loved my 125 and used it for both commuting and weekend fun. I kind of want another for cheap fuel on the commute and it can be fun to throw around the twisties from time to time.
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by geofferz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:01 am

Up until a few months ago I had a 125 and a bmw 328, which is pretty nippy and hits 60 in half the time my bike did. Bike was still waaay more fun.
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Mawsley » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 am

Hoggs wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:54 pm
Any bike is fun :mrgreen:
Says someone who never had the misfortune to own a 1976 Honda CJ250T.

I imagine that spending a day with Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins is slightly more enjoyable than owning a 1976 Honda CJ250T.

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Mawsley » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:41 am

Just to be contrary, I thought I liked dicking about on 125s because I commuted on one all the time - you can't knock the consumption figures of a CG. But going out to play on the CBF I got the lad? I felt so vulnerable, especially when popping onto the A14 for a bit.

If I were going to buy one for me to ride then it'd be an old British 125. No car is enjoyable. Ever. Convenient? Warm? Never enjoyable.

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by rennie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:28 am

Would I want a 125 as my only bike? No!

Do I have fun when I ride 1 occasionally? Hell yes!

Flat out everywhere and crap brakes! I love it! :lol:
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Arwen » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:59 am

My 125 was my only bike for over two years, even after I bought my big bike I have kept my 125. I have absolutely no intentions of selling it.
If all you want from a bike is to go fast then you won't like 125's very much. But if you enjoy all other aspects of bikes then they are what you make of them. Cruising around on back roads on my 125 is one of my favourite things to do on a day off work. Even if the temperature is minus 2! However I very, very rarely go on a national speed limit dual carriageway on my 125. It is simply not enjoyable.
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Throttled » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:48 am

Everything I do on my present bike, tourig, fun, commuting, I also did on my 125cc. If I could have a collection of bikes, one would be a 125cc, I loved my lessons on the Suzuki Van Van.
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by cockercas » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 am

If you have a car then the 125cc is going to be crap.
You already have the road sense so do the test and get a better bike.

Any sort of incline and fast roads and a 125cc is no fun.
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Mr Fro » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:33 pm

cockercas wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 am
Any sort of incline and fast roads and a 125cc is no fun.
Got to disagree with you there old chum.

I recently got a 125 for pootling in to uni and it's fine and dandy for that.

I took it to work last week because I had to pop in to Cambridge afterwards. I took the car route (A14 most of the way) and it was a chuffing hoot.

I'd forgotten how much fun slip streaming was as well as bouncing up and down in the vain attempts to squeeze out another 0.38mph.

Getting the speedo off the scale down hill with a following wind was ace too. :lol:

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Foxy Stoat seeks Pig » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:55 pm

I miss my CG even though i couldn't wait to pass my test and get a bigger bike. I still check Bike Trader from time to time.....you never know what might turn up :D

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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by Petrolheadstu92 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Deffo can have fun on any bike , 2 wheels engine ... Happydays all about how your riding and who your riding with ..
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by bonio » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:33 pm

Steve. Here's my tip: Go and get on a 125 and do your CBT. You will probably have a shedload of fun on it. If some time later on you get a bit bored with pootling around, then there are an almost infinite number of upgrade options - to 600s, 1000s, 1400s etc. - that will up the fun factor to the level you're after. Take each step at a time. But make sure you take the first step :wink:
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Re: Is there enjoyment riding a 125 bike or would you stick to a car?

Post by fastbob » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 pm

One definite advantage of a 125 in this weather is that you can't go fast enough to experience much wind chill factor. As a main bike no , But as a toy to keep your hand in or to pass CBT yes, 125s can be fun ( ish )

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