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★★★★★

“Lovely bike”

Written on: 29/03/2014 by bzRoberts185 (1 review written)

if you like to cruise, this is the bike for you Comfy positioning you can throw this bike in to the corners it was one of the best bikes ive ever owned and i would love to own another one very easy to work on Sprockets may need changing every now and then but no the less AMAZING BIKE!!! Very good for a 1st time 125cc Rider Would recommend!!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 23/06/2014

What's the top speed you got out of it ? heard they struggle to stay above 50 but the local dealers got one cheap and thinking of getting it for my first bike

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“Go for it”

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

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4To2's Response to WheelieOld's Review

Written on: 14/05/2013

Sounds great WheelieOld - I did my CBT on one yesterday and also (am 47 female) have never ridden a bike before but have driven cars for 30 yrs. The guys I did the CBT with will hire me the SR for a weekend to do a bit more practice, then I will feel confident to look around and try different things before buying. But I loved the low seat on this (I'm only 5 ft 2 and less than 8 stone) and may look to buy one. How much was your 2001 one?

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Wheelieold's reply to 4To2's Comment

Written on: 14/05/2013

Hi 4To2,
Nice to hear from you - I too am only 5' 6" with short legs, and find the 125 is just right for me. The twist and go scooter I did my CBT on was actually a bit high for me. Really enjoying the bike with its 5-speed box. Re what I paid for it - it had been in a garage for several years, needed £170 spending for MOT, and has some rust on back frame and chrome wheel rims, so only cost me £300. Good ones on EBay are going for about £600-£800 for that age, so reckon I got a bargain. Best of luck with your search and let me know how you get on.

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“reliquia”

Written on: 12/03/2013

la madre de las custom modernas´robusta y resultona… Read Full Review

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“if your thinking of buying one dont think twice buy...”

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

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“May or May not work;”

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

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“yamaha sr 125. great bike.”

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

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Written on: 27/06/2012

what company is that insurance with?

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★★☆☆☆

“Yamaha sr 125 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

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“After a while of searching for bikes, I bought the...”

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.

Pros:
- 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

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“I bought a 2002 Yamaha sr125 for £550 to pass my CBT...”

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.

Good points
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.
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“ive had my yamaha sr 125 2 months now she is a grate...”

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 eddie-666@hotmai.com thanx… Read Full Review

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“hi i bought my we sr 125 2001 for 160 pound with...”

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

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“The yamaha sr 125 is a great starter bike or for...”

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

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“As described before, great bike for beginners, very...”

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

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“hi i have had my trusty sr 125 for three years and...”

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

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“I intended to do my CBT then go stright in for the...”

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

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“The Yamaha SR125 is my first bike and I'm really...”

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).


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“ I really like my Yamaha SR125cc especially because it...”

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

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“Hi all, i have not got my Yamaha SR125 yet but will...”

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

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“at first the shape of the Yamaha SR125 didnt apeal to...”

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

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“The Yamaha sr125 is a perfect learner bike, it is...”

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

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