Top 10 Learner 125cc motorcycles

Teen dream or basic machine: whether you want pose or practical there’s a 125 out there to suit

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By Visordown on Tue, 10 Aug 2010 - 01:08

If you’re 17 or over and have done compulsory basic training you can ride a 125 on a provisional licence with L-plates.

Unlike most classes of bike you can still choose a four-stroke or a two-stroke. Two-strokes tend to be faster, lighter, less economical, more prone to needing maintenance, but simpler and easier to work on. Four-strokes are more durable and economical, but generally heavier, less powerful and slower. Four-strokes are generally harder and consequently more expensive to de-restrict.

While it’s always tempting to buy the fastest, flashest 125 you can afford, there’s a lot of sense in opting for something cheaper, more durable and crash-resistant so you can save your dosh for that bigger bike after you’ve passed your test.

Here is a countdown of the perfect Top 10 learner legal 125s.

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