Top 10 Cheap A1 Licence & 125cc Motorbikes

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Motorbikes with under 15 bhp / 11 kW power 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 premium A1 Licence bikes.

The Best Cheap A1 Licence & 125cc Motorbikes:

Lexmoto LXR SE 125

What Is It?

The Lexmoto LXR SE sits at the top of their 125 cc sports bike range. It builds on the popular LXR with an upside down fork and Aluminium swingarm / yoke.

For 2021 it gets a small power boost, a 6 speed gearbox, upgraded rear shock and a colour TFT dash.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £3,000
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12.5 bhp / 10 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 240 miles / 386 km
  • Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches
  • Wet Weight: 167 kg / 368 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.078 bhp/kg

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 2021 it gets a new Euro 5 compliant engine with a small power boost, a 6 speed gearbox and upgraded rear shock.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,700
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 12.5 bhp / 10 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 240 miles / 386 km
  • Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches
  • Wet Weight: 167 kg / 368 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.078 bhp/kg

Lexmoto LXR 125

What Is It?

If you fancy the Lexmoto LXR 125 but want something slightly smaller then the new for 2021 LXS 125 is well worth a look. It's more powerful, lighter, has a lower learner friendly seat, full LED lighting and arguably looks sharper thanks to the underseat exhaust setup.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,700
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 14 bhp / 10 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 180 miles / 290 km
  • Seat Height: 790 mm / 31.1 inches
  • Wet Weight: 155 kg / 342 pounds
  • Power to Weight: 0.090 bhp/kg

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.

For 2021 it gets a new Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled engine putting out 12.7 bhp with a new 6 speed gearbox, upgraded battery, 'O' ring chain and dual-cable throttle.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £2,900
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 125 cc
  • Power: 13 bhp / 10 kW
  • Top Speed: 60 mph / 97 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 250 miles / 402 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 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: £3,075
  • 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

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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: £2,100
  • 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

Sinnis Akuma

What Is It?

If you want a really small and light A1 bike, which looks uber stylish, the Sinnis Akuma is worth a look. Think of it as a funky Honda Grom, with the styling of an MV Agusta naked and a grand left over to buy some decent gear.

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,900
  • 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

Lexmoto Isca

What Is It?

If you want a great value naked bike that will handle a city commute with ease, with minimal running costs and which sports a frankly ridiculous range then the Isca is well worth a look. 

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Key Specs

  • RRP: £1,500
  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 124 cc
  • Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW
  • Top Speed: 70 mph / 113 km/h
  • Economy: 80 mpg / 3.5 L/100km
  • Range: 280 miles / 451 km
  • Seat Height: 780 mm / 30.7 inches
  • Wet Weight: 130 kg / 287 pounds

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: £1,800
  • 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

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

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How Did We Rank Our Top Ten?

We looked at all the cheapest A1 Licence 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.