125cc Motorcycles For Sale
If you’re looking for a stylish, easy to ride and affordable A1 licence-friendly bike there’s never been a better time to swing a leg over one of these retro 125 bikes.
Yamaha’s XSR125 is a good example. It combines a reliable and well-rated Euro5 engine with a budget steel Deltabox chassis and novice friendly upright roadster posture.
125cc Street Bikes
125cc bikes are great for beginners and seasoned riders looking for a small-displacement bike. These smaller motorcycles can easily reach speeds of up to 50 mph and are easy to handle. They are also very fuel efficient.
If you are in the market for a new 125cc street bike, then look no further than MCN’s best picks. Whether you want a sports bike, naked bike or even a custom 125cc street bike, we have you covered.
If you’re looking for a stylish urban 125cc street bike then look no further than Yamaha’s retro-styled XSR125. It’s powered by a highly-rated Euro5 liquid-cooled single with a Deltabox chassis and it boasts grown up proportions, novice-friendly dynamics and styling any Valentino Rossi fan would love – but at a budget price.
125cc Custom Bikes
The Detroit from Lexmoto is a 125cc cruiser that really looks the part. It takes the Euro 5 engine from their Michigan model and repackages it into a modern bobber design that harks back to the days when Harley iron was all the rage. With a side and centre stand, disc brakes front and rear and digital dash, it’s one of the more comfortable 125cc cruisers on the market.
The RS-13 from Mutt is what happens when the economies of scale of China butt heads with the artistic grease monkeys of Digbeth, Birmingham. It’s a 125cc cruiser that nails the look, with a 12bhp air-cooled single cylinder engine housed in a minimalist frame with decent cycle parts. Throw on some fat knobbly tyres, a cut rear frame, Renthal bars and comfy diamond stitched seat and the RS-13 just oozes want. Prices start at PS3,999. It can’t compete with the latest crop of superbikes stuffed with ludicrous power and a cavalry of electronics but it does everything a 125cc cruiser should do very well.
125cc Off-Road Bikes
If you’re in the market for a new off-road bike but don’t have the budget for a hefty 1200cc adventure model, there are plenty of 125cc options to consider. The KTM 125 Duke is one such choice and it’s a well-built, great looking bike that will suit most green laning and light off-road work.
There are also a number of 125cc two-stroke cross-country and enduro models from manufacturers like Italy’s Beta and TM as well as Austria’s KTM. The 2023 KTM 125 XC is one such model and it uses a liquid-cooled two-stroke engine with a kickstarter, a Keihin PWK 38S carburetor and the brand’s Progressive Power Valve system for easy tuning. A KYB front and rear suspension provide a claimed 11.8 and 13.0 inches of travel, while Brembo calipers bite into 260mm front and 220mm rear discs. The bike weighs 207 pounds without fuel in its 2.5-gallon tank. It’s claimed seat height is 36.6 inches and ground clearance is 12.8 inches.
125cc Adventure Bikes
For the biker who wants to see the world at a more leisurely pace, there is the Derbi Terra Adventure 125. Its single-cylinder four-stroke makes 11bhp, so it isn’t a rocketship and won’t take you up to motorway speeds, but if you’re happy to see the scenery at a slower speed this is a great choice for a sunny day out on the green-lanes.
KTM’s 125 Duke is the king of all 125cc learner-legal offroad bikes, with a fantastically tractable engine that is a joy to ride both on and off road. It might not be the fastest on paper, but it is quick enough to easily tackle the GS route and more than capable of taking you RTW.