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Top Beginner 125cc Motorcycles


Jake T · October 27, 2022

As bike enthusiasts we’re always excited when manufacturers release their latest and great bikes to market and this year is no different. Sometimes with the smaller capacity market there can be a bit of a dip in the amount of bikes released, but this year we’ve had the pleasure of a whole host of new and upgraded models which we can't wait to share with you.

1. Yamaha MT 125 - £4,800

Its easy to see why the MT 125 tops our list… I mean just look at it. We’ve always been a fan of the MT series and the MT 125 provides the perfect entry level option to this stunning range of bikes. With the 07, 09 and 10 to look forward to, you can dip your toe into this beautiful Yamaha with plenty to look ahead to.
Granted its not the kindest on the wallet, but for your almost £5k! You can expect an assist and slip clutch, USD forks, radial mount callipers and a 292mm front disc for the extra stopping power.

Available in Cyan Storm (above), Icon Blue and Tech Black this 125 will turn heads no matter the option you pick.

2. Sinnis - GPX 125CC - £3699

This great looking sports 125cc from Sinnis is a welcome addition to the Sinnis family. Traditionally we see a lot of cruisers and retro classics released from Sinnis so we’re loving the fact they’re challenging the likes of the Yamaha YZFR125 and Aprilia RS125. With a much more budget friendly price of £3699, you can expect a DOHC 4 cylinder 125 engine, great looking LED headlights, a beautiful sporty fairing and you'll be pleased to know it also comes with a 2 year warranty as standard.

Choose from Ultimate Grey (above) or Carbon black and take to the streets (or the track) in style.

3. KTM - RC 125- £5,049

With a rich heritage of racing, both on track and off, KTM have produced this fantastic looking RC125. Again this bright orange wonder isn't all that friendly on the pocket but you can expect all the features and quality KTM have built their name on. The punchy single cylinder gives you around 15bhp whilst the new and improved trellis chassis is 1.5kgs lighter than its predecessors. The beautiful TFT display is a nice touch especially on a smaller capacity bike like this. Choose from Dark Galvano (above) or Ceramic White and swing your leg over this MotoGP inspired sports 125.

4. Kawasaki - Z125 - £3799

We’ve loved to watch the resurgence of Kawasaki in the last few years. After their years of success at top level racing, this pedigree of quality bikes has trickled down to their 125 offering. Another of the street fighter inspired bikes, the Z125 offers, Independent sport ABS (a nice touch on a bike at this level), full size chassis and 17” lightweight wheels and a Uni Trak rear shock for added handling.

Available in a whole host of not so easily named colours: Metallic Flat Spark Black, Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Spark Black, Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black. At sub £4k this is a really top tier option.

5. Suzuki - GSX-S125 - £4099.00

Another entry in the streetfighter styled 125s is the GSX-S125. Another manufacturer we’re a big fan of here at Rideto, Suzuki are rounded for their high performing, reliable bikes and this is no different. The self proclaimed ‘Lightweight King of the Streets’ brings you a factory stated 117mpg in a comfortable and nimble package. The streetfighter design gives a mean and aggressive stance, guaranteed to turn heads when out and about.

THe GSX-S125 (it doesn't get any easier to say) comes with rider tech such as shutter-key lock system and Suzuki Easy Start System and LED lighting topped off with LCD displays.

There are also a whole bunch of bolt on accessories available from the factory, so whether you choose Metallic Triton Blue / Titan Black (above), Titan Black or Pearl Brilliant White / Titan Black you can really make this bike yours.

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