Written on: 14/04/2013 by WheelieOld (1 review written)
Bought a 2001 Custom with 31900 mls on clock two weeks ago, did CBT one week ago, got it MoT'd, insured and taxed and haven't stopped smiling since! It starts like a dream( as long as you don't touch the throttle!) and has enough guts for any first-time learner, going nicely through the 5-speed box up to 50 mph. Ok, headwinds and hills will slow it to 40, but, for a learner driver it is in my opinion a great choice especially if you want to be able to exceed 30 mph. As for comments about being… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2012 by nickmoane (1 review written)
I have owed this bike for around a year and had a few problems like the ignition took a few trys to start and i blew a valve driving to fast for too long but i fixed these easy and quickly got parts at my local motorbike shop in two days and cost me less than £50 to buy the parts and fit them myself. The bike is faster now but i dont drive it that fast all the time i getabout 50/55 and mine is 1992. The bike is one of those ones that go on forever if you treat it right and will hold its value… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/03/2012 by SR125Owner (1 review written)
I have had mine about a 6 months ago now; despite falling off her, and breaking my thumb; she doesn't hate me too much. Steph is a 1991 J reg SR 125 (the 2MW version) I got her with 12k miles on the clock; now she is sitting at 20k miles; needs a fair amount of TLC to keep her happy at me; but I guess a 125 is not designed for 100 miles a day of commuting up and down between Bath and Gloucester; She lives outside, with no cover so does not love early mornings; and I try to change her oil every… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2012 by kingslayer141 (1 review written)
Great little bike. My mate got one first. I got a aprilia rs 125 in the end I sold it to buy a Yamaha Sr 125. For £475 with 26.000 miles on the clock. Mines a cafe racer custom. Great bike the petrol last for ever in these things love the fact you have a reserve. I clocked my friend doing 75-80mph on the bypass! And his Sr is 18 years old. Insurance for new learners is around £200 for third party. After you have one years no claims like me it goes to 150ish. They are built like a tank and… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/11/2011
right i absoultey love the bike purely because its my first bike and ive grown very fond of it. I bought it in feb 2011 got my cbt a week later , ridden the same day i passed the poor thing had been sitting in some girls back garden for over a year because she had a low speed crash with it ( she came off going over a wet drain cover ) only damage to the bike was bent crash bars and a hole in her pride. anyway the bike had 6,375 miles when i bought it, its now november and ive clocked it up to… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2011
After a while of searching for bikes, I bought the SR125 for £995.
Although it had already covered quite a substantial distance (27.2K!), the bike reliably starts every time, although in the cold, use of the choke is recommended.
As for the performance of the bike, I'll bullet-point the pros and cons.
- Clutch is brilliant, bite point has quite a large area, so BRILLIANT for learners.
- Gear changing is easy to do, and doesn't require a heavy-footed approach. As well as this, it makes… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/02/2011 by that man over there (1 review written)
I bought a 2002 Yamaha sr125 for £550 to pass my CBT on. The reason I bought it was that it was the same type of bike the riding school used, and I figured that if it was good enough for a riding school, it would be able to stand up to a first time rider doing 30 miles a day, every day.
Astonishing fuel economy. I average 106mpg, but I'm a boring rider - I rarely go faster than 40mph, and the ride itself is one open long road with a few roundabouts.
Reliability & build quality… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2010
ive had my yamaha sr 125 2 months now she is a grate bike to ride :)
ive had 90 mph and i think its standard, the only problem ive had with it is some 1 as stole my left hand side panel :@ if u know where 1 is for sale plz let me no email@example.com thanx… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/10/2010
hi i bought my we sr 125 2001 for 160 pound with 30000 miles on the clock have had 2 wee probs with it and that was bulbs and fuses going nothing too big i have had too replace the speedo cable aswell but all round with the millage thats on the bike its still going very strong ..........
have had the bike to 83mph going down hill but on a flat got 70 ish out of it
i would say to any1 to buy 1 off these bike as there bullet proof and always starts what ever the weather
i had too… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/07/2010 by John Russel (2 reviews written)
The yamaha sr 125 is a great starter bike or for commuting to & from work college ect & loads of fun inbetween dead easy to maintain, as with any bike regular oil changes are a must & this bike has a reputation for top end failures but this is down to missed oil changes cam chain tensioning & valve clearance settings , all these little jobs can be done in a very short time easily.
The first jobs I ever do on any used bike is change the oil / filter & plug
change or clean if its ok the air… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/03/2010
As described before, great bike for beginners, very easy to drive, it's quite light and agile through all kind of turns. Consumption of fuel is incredibly low ( appr. 3l/100km). The only weakness I find about this motorcycle is lack of power on longer up-slopes, because it has no water cooling so it's quite easy to see the difference in performance when the engine is very heated. But this is reasanoble since it has 12 HP. Overall, great bike, no failures, max. speed up to 115 kph downward, else… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2009
hi i have had my trusty sr 125 for three years and apart from the norm oil
tyres etc its been a godsend cheap to run and insure only 15quid a year for
tax speed wise its not the fastest thing in the world but i have had 70mph on a number of occations all in all i would recomend one to anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/09/2009
I intended to do my CBT then go stright in for the Direct Access Course. However with no prior experience of biking I decided to get a cheap run around to gain experience before doing my DAS. The Yamaha SR 125 was what I did my CBT on so was the bike I looked out for. With so many on the market there easy to find at a decent price. Mine for its age is in very good condition, all for £400.
No problems with its engine yet and its running costs are cheap. Not sure what the stats are for its fuel… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2009 by bollywill (2 reviews written)
The Yamaha SR125 is my first bike and I'm really enjoying riding it. I like the looks - much nicer than some of the more current 125s.
Considering I'm not the most mechanically minded person, I'm finding it easy to maintain and service (with the help of the trusty Haynes manual).
… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2009 by jcbikersr09 (1 review written)
I really like my Yamaha SR125cc especially because it had been customized and modified to look totally different from your normal SR's. Really like the bikes handling and the gear change is really smooth and you can to it with easy, very reasonable speed plenty enough to give you a thrill no problem !!!!! fantastic bulit quality as you expect from a yamaha worth every penny… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/04/2009 by booker90 (1 review written)
Hi all, i have not got my Yamaha SR125 yet but will have soon buying one next weekend. buying it for £200 witch i think is a good price but it has some rush on the tank! will this fail the MOT because of this? does anyone no? thanks… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/03/2009
at first the shape of the Yamaha SR125 didnt apeal to me but as that grew on me now i love the bike. very reliable bike standing still for 7 months and all it took to start was some carb cleaner and a battary charger ! very comfortable to ride and ok on handaling… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2009
The Yamaha sr125 is a perfect learner bike, it is comfortable to ride and handles perfectly. it is also light which is great if you drop it. it will be easy to pick back up. parts are cheap if you break anything and need to replace it. you can fill it up from empty for around £8 (subject to current fuel prices). the bikes max speed is between 55 and 60mph so is only really good for on a provisional license… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/02/2009 by lycanthrope (1 review written)
Excellent first motorbike especially if you are a first time rider if you do come off the SR just pick it back up again because it only weighs 111Kg and off you go riding it again. I haved owned a Yamaha SR125 custom for over a year and all I have done to it is maintenance parts. The only bad point with the SR is parts are hard to get your hands on. I will put my hand on my heart I have come off it a few times but I have got straight back on it and rode it again… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/12/2008
Good first time bike. Forgiving handling with a sound engine. Reliable and easy to maintain in good condition.
Lovely bike to ride. Having some trouble changing bulbs, but that is due to previous owner and not the bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/11/2008 by bjshanahan (5 reviews written)
I have been using one of these bikes to pass my motorcycle test, and have found them to be easy to control, highly reliable, and nippy at low speeds. The milometer shows over 300K miles (it's a rental bike) and yet it has started every time.
I am quite small (5 foot 8) and found that after a days riding the arm position did become a bit uncomfortable. This may be to do with me having small hands, and the SR having levers very far away from the handlebars. But never the less this is something to… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/10/2008 by bigtalljim (1 review written)
I have only had bike a little while after having redone CBT and getting back into bikes again. For the money it is such a good little bike. Cheap to run, easy to look after and good looking.
Here's to lots of fun days out and commuting in comfort… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2008 by leebailey18 (2 reviews written)
I had a yam sr 125 for a year and never had any problems with it , its a nippy round town bike and is also good on long drives as it never seems to overheat haha. the sr is quite nippy for a custom i got 72 mph out ov mine but i wouldent take it no further i dnt fink it would stick it lol. its a great bike and wud happily sit on the motorway at 55-60 mph and go forever . basicly its a great bike i would recomend it to anyone :D… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2008
I had this bike about a month now after passing my CBT and I cant fault it. I got used to it very quickly and it has run well. I got it on a 1999 plate with 5600 miles on the clock. It needed a new battery as it had not been run for 3 years. I gave it a clean last week and people make good comments on my bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/02/2008 by sr27 (2 reviews written)
since iv had my bike its never let me down its not the fastst bike but it always gets me home… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/02/2008 by kingsknight (3 reviews written)
Have had a Yamaha SR for over 5 years done nearly 10k miles on the bike. Traveled nearly 300miles in one day once without any over heating or any other problems. Pulls away pretty fast off the lights but as soon as you hit 50 it doesnt really want to go much more. But over all if your looking for a bike that will never let you down then go for the SR. In never broken down once and with 25k miles on the clock it still starts 1st time every time… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2007 by tordek1 (1 review written)
Yamaha SR125 is a great bike, had mine a few weeks now and love to ride her all the time, passed my cbt a month ago, bike works ok... got her 2nd hand and had to change the spark plug and have done another time since buying the bike... apart from that its awesome cheap to run, easy to ride and comfortable… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2007 by Rickee (2 reviews written)
I've had the Yamaha SR125 a couple of months now after picking it up from a dealer just outside London. It was ticketed at £499 and came mechanically sound, a little dirty with a few months tax and MOT. The previous owner had also supplied a Haynes manual, revealing a lot of important maintenance the bike requires. The petrol was on reserve and after taking it to a garage (fill up only on normal unleaded, she doesn't like Super apparently) and it cost £7.60. I had to ride her back 45 miles to… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/05/2007 by srsarah (1 review written)
The Yamaha SR125 sounds like a proper bike, not a lawn mower. I was fed up with the local bus service and decided that I needed my own transport. I took my CBT and enjoyed being back on the bike, then rode my son's scooter home from the test centre and was terrified by the ride! Being a girlie and of shorter stature, the test bike I rode was a little high for me. When I saw a SR advertised it seamed the ideal bike for me as they are custom shape and even I can touch the road with flat feet! I… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/02/2007 by foolishrookie (1 review written)
Look after one of these an it will probably go forever. Just mite have to spend a fiver fixing it occasionally. I can't compare it to much as it's my first bike on the road. Will do 65 easy, 75 at a push and its screaming at 80… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2007 by ollie2412 (1 review written)
Brilliant bike! Bought it back when I were learning and have been driving for a good year now! Very reliable little bike. Never had any problems with her mechanically, only cosmetic problems when i fell off! OOPS! But all that aside it just doesn't want to give up. Bought it second hand from a friend in 2005 summer with only 850 miles on the clock and in immaculate condition. In that past year I have done over 5000 miles on her with no break downs or problems and the fuel economy is… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/12/2006 by splodgness (1 review written)
I've had my SR125 for just coming up to 4 yrs, bought it to learn on as i'd done my CBT on a SR125 too. Wasn't sure if i'd keep it for long, but here I am 4 yrs later still going. Corrosion could be an ongoing problem as it's kept outside all the time. Performance is ok around town, but as soon as i'm on a dual carriage way it's obvious it's underpowered, but hey it's a learner after all. I use it for commuting nearly every day, and it's very economical. 200 miles will cost me about 6 pounds!… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/10/2006 by thewire (1 review written)
I bought my '91 Yamaha SR125 last year and it has done me proud. Commuting 26 miles a day it's been reliable and very good at cutting through city centre traffic in a fraction of the time it takes car owning friends of mine.
The real joy, however, is kicking it into the wide open roads of the peak district. Yes, it isn't the speediest bike in the world but it's damn fun to ride and I've spent many a day 8+ hours in the seat without even the hint of a sore backside.
If you want a cool, mean… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/09/2006 by james workman (1 review written)
This is my second new Yamaha SR125 in 7 years, a great wee bike for non macho riders. Rust in the lower regions has to be attended to on an ongoing basis. It is 100% reliable and gets great MPG!… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2006 by beanfeast (1 review written)
I bought my Yamaha SR125 bike with 24,500 miles on the clock for £350. It's in very good condition and although it has a few character flaws (not surprising for its age), it goes really well and feels like it will last forever! Parts are cheap if you shop around and a tank of petrol lasts forever.
I've so far had to replace the clutch (included in sale), exhaust due to a hole in it next to the bracket, and it every so often misses at high revs. On the odd occasion it also stalls when you pull… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/07/2006 by ushan tharanga (1 review written)
I am using a Yamaha SR125 bike for the last 2 years and its my dream motor bike and I love it more than any other machine. My wife is pregnant and bearing an 8 months matured fetus but till now she is accompanied by me on our loving mo-bike with a great confidence. It is so comfortable… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2006 by kcallice (1 review written)
I bought my Yamaha SR125 a little over three weeks ago now for the measly sum of £360! So far I have ridden it around every minute of every day that I can as the weather is so good at the moment.
She is a beautiful little bike to ride, but I only bought her for getting some experience on, no commuting or anything involved!
I have only filled her up three times in three weeks, usually costing between £5 and £7, which compared to my 2.5 litre Volvo, is pretty unreal!
My dream bike is a Honda… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2005 by swan21 (1 review written)
I love my Yamaha 125. I passed my CBT in February this year, and I am looking to do my full test soon. I have always wanted to ride, but trying to talk my mum in to letting me was another thing.
I have only ever had two problems with my SR125. First the exhaust had a hole in the back bracket, which I got sorted. It sounded great, but when it started back-firing and scaring the living daylights out of me it wasn't so good. The other thing was that the chain fell off (but that was my fault for… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2005 by Joey5 (1 review written)
I have had my Yamaha SR125 bike for about a month and travelled 1000miles. The bike loves high speed motoring and I am renovating the machine, it looks better every day. Don't you love to take the covers off in the morning excited like it is Christmas every day? Being my first bike that is how it feels. Yes the chrome and engine metal needs attention often as others have said but how about walking away from it and thinking how lucky you are one of few to own a gorgeous bike and everyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2005 by Killerkev32 (2 reviews written)
The cool thing is that the Yamaha SR125 is an electric starter, losing the need for a kick-start. Then again, if the battery is dead the thing might be a bit awkward! I got mine from a teriffic bloke I (through great fortune!) met on e-bay. He had it up for action and I emailed him to see if I could buy-it-now. He asked for how much- I said £300 is about the best I can do since I was so poor at the time. So he came riding over, showed me the bike, and said I could take it away for just £250 so… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2004 by drifton (2 reviews written)
I bought my Yamaha SR125 125 in 1998 to take my CBT and then a year later my full test. It gave to me a new found freedom, not only for beating the Cambridge rush-hour traffic but whiffling along country lanes, sniffing the flowers on those warm, sunny spring days at weekend's. This little bike soon became like an old friend, getting me out of all sorts of scrapes, (scrapes, by the way, that I had got us both into). The latter SR's come with an oversize front disc brake that'll let you to stop… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/06/2004 by hardingl (7 reviews written)
The Yamaha SR125 is a good little bike. Mine is an N reg with 15k on it.
It takes £7 to fill her up from empty and that lasts me over a week doing 30 miles per day (and I don't tend to pootle along!!)
The chrome on mine is looking a bit tatty but its ridden all year round. Top speed is a steady 50-60mph )although I have seen 75 - 80 with a good tail wind!)
the real bad point is the rear pegs that are too close to the exhaust which means there heal melts unless the pillion is V… Read Full Review
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