What is a 125cc Bike?
The cc stands for cubic centimeters. It’s a measurement of the size of the engine chamber and helps describe how powerful a bike is with the lower the cc meaning the lower the power that the bike creates.
Best 125cc Bikes In Kenya
1. Yamaha XSR125 – £4,800
Launched in 2021, one of the most popular 125s of the last few years has been Yamaha’s retro-styled XSR125 – and with good reason. It’s based around the Japanese firm’s latest and highly rated, Euro5 liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 125cc engine and has a steel Deltabox chassis derived from the MT-125 (but with slightly more budget forks). That gives it an easy, novice-friendly upright roadster posture which is both easy for novices and makes it a great town commuter.
2. Honda CB125R – £4,599
Honda’s current most compelling bike in the learner 125cc/A1 category is its snazzy CB125R. Introduced in 2019 and intended as the junior, ‘entry-level’ member of Honda’s ‘Neo Café’ roadster family which also includes the CB300R, CB650R, and CB1000R, it’s Big H’s take on stylish, premium equipment but learner-friendly 125 roadsters and, with trendy styling including a round LED headlight, decent spec including inverted front forks and radially-mounted front brake caliper it ticks a lot of boxes.
3. Yamaha R125 – £5,300
Ever since its original launch in 2008, Yamaha’s ‘junior R1’ has been the benchmark sports 125 thanks to its combination of grown-up proportions, brilliant, yet novice-friendly dynamics, and styling any Valentino Rossi fan would die for – even if it has also been one of the priciest offerings in the class.
The most recent major update in 2019 raised the bar again with a new, more flexible, variable valve-timing engine; revised chassis to give more confidence-inspiring handling and new R1-alike styling that makes it the poster bike for any sports-mad 17-year-old.
4. Lexmoto LXR125 – £3,099.99
The British/Chinese firm’s successor to its hugely popular XTR125 came out in 2018 and has a helluva lot going for it, enough in fact to make it one of the UK’s best sellers in the class.
‘Proper’ sports styling, roomy proportions (due to it sharing its chassis with a 300cc version), OK handling and performance from its 11bhp, liquid-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected single, and adequate spec tick most of the boxes but its biggest ace card by far is its c.£3000 price – approaching half that of the R125.
5. Aprilia RX 125 – £3,900
Italian exotica experts Aprilia has a proud heritage of sporty small-capacity bikes and its RS 125 sportster remains one of the most desirable of its type. But it has a similar tradition for tiddler trailers and supermotos, often sharing many of the mechanicals of their sports siblings, and the RX/SX125s, introduced in 2018, are the latest examples.
The RX is the trail version complete with a larger, 21in the front wheel, dual-purpose tires, and longer travel suspension but otherwise the two share the same liquid-cooled, four-valve, four-stroke single, beefy twin-spar frame, decent cycle parts including inverted forks and swish Italian styling.
What is the fastest speed of 125cc?
The highest speed for 125cc dirt bikes ever recorded is 100 MPH. Nevertheless, do not expect such a huge number of regular riders; very few have mastered dirt riding skills! As a result, the top speed on most 125cc models fluctuates from 55 to 60 MPH (about 57,5 MPH on average).
Is a 125cc motorcycle powerful?
You have much more control of your bike which can translate into getting out of someone’s way faster or merging into traffic more confidently than you would with a much stronger bike.
A 125cc bike has more power than a scooter of the same size which is good for avoiding collisions.3
Is 125cc good for a long drive?
For a 125cc bike, the happiest cruising speed is 60 kilometers per hour to 70 kilometers per hour maximum. With this cruising speed, we can ride bikes nonstop.