Written on: 15/05/2012 by Cfish3r (1 review written)
Never have I ever seen such huge amounts of respect given to a 125 at bike rallys accross the country.
I speak on behalf of not only myself as an owner for 15k miles.
But on behalf of the entire R125Forum.com
This bike is cheap and economical to run, often getting near to, or over 100mpg. Road tax costs nothing, servicing is cheap as it is only a small engine, and insurance is... reasonable.
If you buy second hand, and look after the bike, it will hold it's value well too. And there is never a shortage of demand for this bike! They sell fast, and there are plenty out there to choose from. be careful however when buying, as not all examples have been well looked after.
This bike is pretty quick. Depending on rider weight, and height, it will hold 75mph fairly easily, and will often reach 80mph. Handling is superb! You can confidently throw it around corners at great speed. It is light, and responsive, and the seating position is spot on for a sports machine.
It is relatively comfortable as well, I managed plenty of touring however this may be due to my flexible youth.