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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

Moto Hispania is a Spanish company with a reputation for quality at a price, which sums up the RX125R to a Tee. The newcomer is a stylish, sports learner 125 with a Yamaha-alike four-stroke engine. It’s competitively priced, with sports biased handling, big bike looks and a reliable engine.


MCN rating rating is 4
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The Moto Hispania RX125 is powered by essentially the same unit found in  Yamaha’s successful YZF-R125. This liquid-cooled, four-valve lump is virtually unbreakable and runs sweet as a nut. Where the Moto Hispania’s RX125 unit differs from the Yamaha is it is fuelled by carburettor instead of fuel injection. The only downside to this is fuel consumption at 66mpg (average), down by 7mpg compared to the Yamaha’s 73mpg, and a manual choke is needed when the weather is cold. Other than that nothing is detrimental to its everyday running, though town or flat stick on the favourite ring-road. And yes, the RX125R is Euro 3 emissions compliant. 

Ride and Handling

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From the set-back rearsets to the replaceable tubes in the clip-on handlebars, The Moto Hispania RX125 all lends to hectic race bike-like action at every roundabout. Another plus point is the way the RX loves to drop oh so quickly into turns. Quick-steering geometry goes hand in hand with the bike’s styling and this eggs-on everyone to explore the bike’s lean capability. But instead of learning fast cornering techniques you’ll end up finding the limit of the Continental tyres. Which comes very soon on cold but dry Tarmac. 


MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Moto Hispania RX125 is better equipped than most learner bikes and that shows in the brand names in the spec: Paoli forks and Galfer wave-style discs o name but two. Compare and buy parts for the RX125 in the MCN Shop.

Moto Hispania RX125R (2009-current)

Detail Value
New price £2,999
Engine size 125 cc
Power 16 bhp
Top speed 75 mph
Insurance group 7 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 3
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The Moto Hispania RX125 has decent components and, on the whole, build quality but it’s more highly strung than Japanese rivals and we wouldn’t expect it to be necessarily as rugged and robust – the front brake mastercylinder’s mounting clamp wouldn’t be out of place on a low-cost bicycle, for example. But on the whole, it’s not bad, and if looked after should be OK.


MCN rating rating is 4
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At £2999 it undercuts the £3769 Yamaha by £770, which, when you consider the majority of 125cc machines are learner stepping stones only, counts for a lot: like putting the money saved towards a decent set of riding clobber. Find a Moto Hispania RX125 for sale.


Insurance group: 7 of 17

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Model History

2009: Moto Hispania RX125 launched

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Top speed 75 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 16 bhp
Max torque 9 ft-lb
Weight 120 kg
Seat height 795 mm
Fuel capacity 12.5 litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 7 of 17
Engine size 125 cc
Engine specification liquid-cooled sohc 4v four-stroke single cylinder
Frame Dual beam pressed steel
Front suspension adjustment 41mm inverted Paoli
Rear suspension adjustment Single shock, preload adjust
Front brakes 300mm disc with four-piston caliper
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 100/80 x 17
Rear tyre size 130/70 x 17

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the new Rieju RS3 125LC uses the same motor but much more sexy to look at and big alloy swing arm!

20 November 2010 16:52




shame the headlight is so ugly!

20 November 2010 16:51



Quality little bike

I owned a 2009 rx125 in red while i was doing my test. I couldnt fault it. For the money you get one hell of a bike. All the gizmos and pretty much the same as the yzf r125 but 700quid cheaper. I always got comments like i cant believe its only a 125. Looks just like a race rep. I had 78mph top speed.

Anyone looking for a learner legal or a cheap commuter this is a great bike. I would highly recomend over the cheap chinese bikes. (I looked at those before buying one of these) These are very well made. I passed my test and upgraded otherwise i would still have it.

There is on for sale on here listed as a rx50 but it is a 125 by the look of it. 2009 plate 1000miles for £2000 that is a deal. Dont think that will be around for long.

16 February 2010 19:51


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A crackin lil 125er

great price and good equipment means it looses no street cred. Great looks and MotorHispania are really an emerging power in EU motorcycles - and they are very reliable (thanks to mainly japanese parts).

16 February 2010 18:56

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