Top 10 Cheap 125cc Motorbikes

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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

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,200
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp / 9 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 240 miles / 386 km
  • Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.5 inches
  • Wet Weight: 167 kg / 368 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.072 bhp/kg
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Sinnis Terrain For Sale

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,590
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW
  • Top Speed: 60 mph / 97 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 250 miles / 402 km
  • Seat Height: 800 mm / 31.5 inches
  • Dry Weight: 150 kg / 331 pounds

Yamaha YS125

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,800
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 110 mpg / 2.6 L/100km
  • Range: 340 miles / 547 km
  • Seat Height: 795 mm / 31.3 inches
  • Wet Weight: 129 kg / 284 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.085 bhp/kg

Lexmoto Venom

What Is It?

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.

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,350
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 124 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW
  • Top Speed: 65 mph / 105 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 250 miles / 402 km
  • Seat Height: 770 mm / 30.3 inches
  • Wet Weight: 144 kg / 318 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.076 bhp/kg

Sinnis Akuma

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,000
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW
  • Top Speed: 60 mph / 97 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 240 miles / 386 km
  • Seat Height: 760 mm / 29.9 inches
  • Dry Weight: 120 kg / 265 pounds

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Sinnis Bomber

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,150
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp / 9 kW
  • Top Speed: 65 mph / 105 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 180 miles / 290 km
  • Seat Height: 760 mm / 29.9 inches
  • Dry Weight: 125 kg / 276 pounds

Lexmoto Michigan

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,400
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 10 bhp / 7 kW
  • Top Speed: 65 mph / 105 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 240 miles / 386 km
  • Seat Height: 680 mm / 26.8 inches
  • Wet Weight: 142 kg / 313 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.070 bhp/kg
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UM Vegas

UM Vegas

What Is It?

If you fancy a cruiser with bags of style, a slick gearbox, massive range and all day comfort then check out the Vegas. Read the review.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,400
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12 bhp / 9 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 320 miles / 515 km
  • Seat Height: 750 mm / 29.5 inches
  • Wet Weight: 172 kg / 379 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.070 bhp/kg

Lexmoto Tempest

What Is It?

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

For 2020 Lexmoto added the Tempest GT to the lineup with a cafe racer style headlight cowl, seat hump and a low exhaust.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,000
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 10 bhp / 7 kW
  • Top Speed: 60 mph / 97 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 230 miles / 370 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 126 kg / 278 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.079 bhp/kg

Lexmoto Adrenaline

What Is It?

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.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,700
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 190 miles / 306 km
  • Seat Height: 890 mm / 35.0 inches
  • Wet Weight: 133 kg / 293 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.083 bhp/kg

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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.