Top 10 Cheap 125cc Motorbikes

Motorbikes with smaller engines can be a fun route into the biking world and there has never been more choice, especially at the cheaper end of the spectrum.

Check out our guides on the different styles of bike, getting your licence and our top ten 125cc scooters.

The Best Cheap 125cc Motorbikes:

Lexmoto LXR 125

Lexmoto LXR 125 For Sale

The LXR looks fantastic and is a lot of bike for your money, including dual discs up front and LED indicators. It should definitely be on your shortlist if you are looking for something sporty.

For 2019 Lexmoto took it to the next level with the £2,500 LXR SE by including an upside down fork and Aluminium swingarm / yokes but unfortunately it's only available in red.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 800 mm
  • Wet Weight: 167 kg

Sinnis Terrain For Sale

Sinnis Terrain For Sale For Sale

Adventure styled 125cc models are rare but we think Sinnis are onto something with the Terrain. With all the protection and luggage as standard it is ideally suited to town commuting.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 800 mm
  • Dry Weight: 150 kg

Yamaha YS125

Yamaha YS125 For Sale

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. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 10.5 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 795 mm
  • Wet Weight: 129 kg

Lexmoto Venom

Lexmoto Venom For Sale

It's one of the best selling Lexmoto models and it's easy to see why. The Venom is cheap to buy, puts out a decent amount of power and it even has an MP3 player / FM radio with speakers on top of the fuel tank. Read the review.

You might also like their Viper model, which is basically the same bike but with better brakes, a taller seat and a more premium upside down fork.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 124 cc
  • Power: 11.4 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 770 mm
  • Wet Weight: 144 kg

Sinnis Akuma

Sinnis Akuma For Sale

If you like the look of the popular Honda Grom then you'll love the Akuma. It's really stylish, in a MV Agusta Brutale 800 sort of way, plus you get a gear position indicator.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 760 mm
  • Dry Weight: 120 kg

Sinnis Bomber

Sinnis Bomber For Sale

There aren't many 125cc cafe racers around but the Bomber absolutely nails the Triumph Thruxton styling and it's a lot of bike for the money.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 760 mm
  • Dry Weight: 125 kg

Lexmoto Michigan

Lexmoto Michigan For Sale

If you want a relaxed cruiser style riding position then the Michigan is a good place to start. It's really popular and seems to be going down well. Rear the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 10 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 680 mm
  • Wet Weight: 142 kg

Lexmoto Isca

Lexmoto Isca For Sale

The Isca is a good choice if you want a standard commuter style bike and we've heard good things about it. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 124 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 130 kg

Lexmoto Tempest

Lexmoto Tempest For Sale

It has cool scrambler styling with wire-spoked wheels, a high exhaust and you even get a USB socket. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 10 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 126 kg

Lexmoto Adrenaline

Lexmoto Adrenaline For Sale

The 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. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11.3 bhp
  • Licence: A1
  • Seat Height: 890 mm
  • Wet Weight: 133 kg

How Did We Rank Our Top Ten?

We looked at all the cheapest 125cc bikes you can buy new and picked the top contenders for each type, such as sports bikes and naked bikes, taking into account style, power, technology and value for money.