If you want to buy a DT125X or DT125R then look no further

If you want to buy a DT125X or DT125R then look no further


Yamaha DT125R/X buying guide: 2006-2007

By Rob Hull -

 08 September 2008 22:45

If you’re thinking about buying a used Yamaha DT125R or DT125X from 2006 then we’ve got the thing for you.

Here is our buying guide telling you everything you’ll need to know about the 125cc commuter, what to expect and what to keep any eye on.

One of the most popular learner bikes ever built. The ‘R’ is the trail-spec bike, while the ‘X’ has supermoto wheels and brakes.

Theft – loads get nicked for parts. They also attract a neglectful audience – a rusty expansion pipe and use of cheap oil is a giveaway.

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Rating: 4 out of 5
The supermoto is a nimble, stable machine that’s happy thrashing on back roads or flcking through traffic. The trailie is much better on the road than the knobbly tyres suggest – it’s damn good off-road too.

Rating: 3 out of 5
The power valve ensures there’s useable low-rpm power for low speed work, or getting through mud. Use good oil and it’s reliable too.

Rating: 2 out of 5
The supermoto has Brembo brakes and Excel rims.

Rating: 4 out of 5
A cared-for bike is a joy to own, but an abused machine will give the usual two-stroke headaches.

Rating: 3 out of 5
Spend money on decent oil, follow the service schedule and keep it clean, and it won’t be too expensive to run.