Top 10: 125cc Motorbikes

Best 125cc Motorbikes

There is an amazing amount of choice out there if you are in the market for a 125cc bike! If you are just starting to research bikes we have a handy guide to the different styles you can check out, some guidance on getting your licence in the first place and our top ten 125cc scooters. Or just dive in and see what takes your fancy.

The Best 125cc Motorbikes:

  1. Honda CB125R
  2. Honda Monkey
  3. KTM Duke 125
  4. Suzuki GSX-S125
  5. Aprilia RS125
  6. Suzuki GSX-R125
  7. Yamaha YS125
  8. Lexmoto ZSX-R125
  9. Lexmoto Tekken
  10. Lexmoto Adrenaline

1

Honda CB125R

The best 125cc bike for beginners

Honda CB125R

Honda have cunningly fused modern and retro styling into a thoroughly up to date bike with the CB125R. You get a super cool LED headlight, LED lighting all round, decent suspension and brakes, wavy discs and a nice exhaust tucked under the bike for optimum mass centralisation. It's easily one of the best looking 125s you can buy right now.

  • New: £3,950
  • Used: TBC
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 13.1 bhp
  • Seat Height: 816 mm
  • Wet Weight: 126 kg

2

Honda Monkey

The best 125cc bike for short riders

Honda Monkey

The monkey bike is back for 2018! The new Honda Monkey is essentially the popular Honda Grom but channelling the styling of the original Z50J monkey bike. It should prove popular!

  • New: TBC
  • Used: TBC
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 9.3 bhp
  • Seat Height: 776 mm
  • Wet Weight: 107 kg

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3

KTM Duke 125

The best 125cc bike for commuting

KTM Duke 125

KTM's latest generation Duke 125 could be an excellent choice if you can live with the edgy styling. It has a trick colour TFT dash, setting it apart from the competition, a funky LED headlight with LED lighting all round and decent brakes.

  • New: £4,100
  • Used: £3,550-£1,950
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 14.8 bhp
  • Seat Height: 830 mm
  • Dry Weight: 137 kg

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4

Suzuki GSX-S125

A great 125cc bike for shorter riders

Suzuki GSX-S125

New for 2017 the Suzuki GSX-S125 is a more subdued choice and quite a bit cheaper than the Duke 125 but it's just as up to date and boasts not only an LED headlight but also an easy start system and keyless ignition, however the fork is a standard design whereas most of the competition are rocking upside down forks.

  • New: £3,700
  • Used: £3,450-£2,750
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 14.8 bhp
  • Seat Height: 785 mm
  • Wet Weight: 133 kg

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5

Aprilia RS125

The best 125cc sports bike

Aprilia RS125

For something more sporty the Aprilia RS125 is unique in having a tiny exhaust slung under the bike to optimise mass centralisation, it's the sportiest of the bunch and has the option of having a quickshifter fitted. It also looks like a grown up, modern sports bike.

  • New: £4,200
  • Used: £4,100-£3,350
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 14.8 bhp
  • Seat Height: 820 mm
  • Wet Weight: 134 kg

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6

Suzuki GSX-R125

A great 125cc sports bike

Suzuki GSX-R125

Suzuki's GSX-R125 is perhaps not the best looking sports 125 but it does have modern touches like a stacked LED headlight, easy start system and keyless ignition.

  • New: £4,100
  • Used: £3,700-£2,950
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 14.8 bhp
  • Seat Height: 785 mm
  • Wet Weight: 134 kg

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7

Yamaha YS125

A great 125cc bike for learners

Yamaha YS125

Yamaha's YS125 is a new model for 2017 and has a gear position indicator but only a drum brake at the rear. It's a keenly priced standard learner bike that is sure to sell well.

  • New: £2,800
  • Used: £2,350-£1,900
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 10.5 bhp
  • Seat Height: 795 mm
  • Wet Weight: 129 kg

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8

Lexmoto ZSX-R 125

The best cheap 125cc bike

Lexmoto ZSX-R 125

Lexmoto's ZSX-R 125 shares a similar manufacturing origin to the YS125. The engine technology might be a generation behind and it's a bit heavier but you get an upside down fork, nicer wheels, disc brake at the rear and it's a good deal cheaper to buy new!

  • New: £1,800
  • Used: £1,400-£1,100
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 10.5 bhp
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 143 kg

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9

Lexmoto Tekken

One of the best value for money 125cc bikes

Lexmoto Tekken

Lexmoto's Tekken is a lot of bike for the money. It was originally designed to be a 250cc so it has the big bike looks and plenty of equipment.

  • New: £2,000
  • Used: £1,900-£1,600
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 9.5 bhp
  • Seat Height: 820 mm
  • Wet Weight: 152 kg

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10

Lexmoto Adrenaline

The best 125cc bike for tall riders

Lexmoto Adrenaline

  • New: £2,000
  • Used: £1,950-£1,000
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Licence: A1
  • Power: 11.3 bhp
  • Seat Height: 890 mm
  • Wet Weight: 133 kg

For just £1,700 Lexmoto's Adrenaline is a lot of bike for the money. Sure, it doesn't have the latest engine tech but it does have a sump guard, fork protectors, discs front and back, Steel braided brake lines and a gear position indicator, plus the plastics are designed to flex a bit when you inevitably drop it. Just check the seat height is okay though because it's on the high side for a learner model.

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