Where could I buy a cheap 125CC Bike?

#1
Hey GUys,

Im looking at getting a bike for commuting to Uni.

Any Advice?

Dman.
 

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#2
I've got an SMC YB125. It's a Chinese hybrid copy of a KTM/Honda motocross bike and many of the parts are interchangeable, fast enough, looks ok, does 1million miles to the gallon, sounds better than your average hairdryer and best of all, it cost £900 brand new.



Edited to add: The bike is also marketed as a Galaxy XTR, there are reviews on the net about them and some close up pics:

Galaxy XTR250F Enduro - ::. UKGSer.com .::
 
#3
Ebay? Biketrader.co.uk? Also, look in the back of the free car classified mags that you sometimes see in Garages - they often have a small section of bikes.
 
#4
Yamaha YBR125. I get 110mpg out of mine, reliable as anything and top speed of about 65-70mph. Will cost you a bit more than the cheap chinese crappy makes, but will be worth it. Picked mine up for £1400 with 4.5k miles and in excellent condition.

Looking to sell it soon actually, sadly :(
 
#5
Yamaha YBR125. I get 110mpg out of mine, reliable as anything and top speed of about 65-70mph. Will cost you a bit more than the cheap chinese crappy makes, but will be worth it. Picked mine up for £1400 with 4.5k miles and in excellent condition.

Looking to sell it soon actually, sadly :(
My budget is around £700-£800 so i think the YBR125 might be out of the q
 
#9
Nothing to do with a new bike. But who the **** to I set up a new post? it says CMS section top right hand corner but I have "jobs" in there... not a *Wah*
 

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#12
Nothing to do with a new bike. But who the **** to I set up a new post? it says CMS section top right hand corner but I have "jobs" in there... not a *Wah*
Hello Sailor. New in town?
 
#14
I've got an SMC YB125. It's a Chinese hybrid copy of a KTM/Honda motocross bike and many of the parts are interchangeable, fast enough, looks ok, does 1million miles to the gallon, sounds better than your average hairdryer and best of all, it cost £900 brand new.
Nothing wrong with Chinese bikes so long as you treat them like disposable razors; throw it away when you're finished with it and buy a new one.

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#15
Nothing wrong with Chinese bikes so long as you treat them like disposable razors; throw it away when you're finished with it and buy a new one.
That's the plan, the bike is a year old now and I've done about 2000 miles on it, it seems to be going nicely and I have changed the oil once. All the parts seem to be well made but it appears to have been assembled by.....well.......a Chinaman.

I'd recommend anyone who buys a Chinese bike to disassemble the thing straight away and then rebuild it putting loads of Locktite on everything.

As components start to fail/fall off on mine, I plan to replace them with the decent Honda/KTM bits which should last longer, then when it's totally fucked I'll whack some knobbly tyres on it and use it for blasting around the farm.
 
#16
BUy a 2 stroke 125 gilera runner you'll get a half decent one that''s prob been fitted with AM parts and they go like shite off a shovel plenty around for the price bracket you've got or get a 2nd hand vespa PX125/LML clone use it and sell it on for the money you paid for it.
 

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