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Staff bikes: KTM Duke 125 - If you ask an expert...

Dan Aspel, 27 October 2011 16:26

In my hands the MCN award-winning 125 Duke has proved to be a reliable commuter, tourer and general muck-about bike. It has impressed me. But would it impress a half-decent rider? I handed the keys to MCN senior road tester and NW200 veteran Adam Child. After a quick blast, a few stoppies, a burn-out and valiant attempts at a wheelie, ...

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Video: Is Aprilia's RS4 king of sports 125s?

MCN, 30 September 2011 15:04

How quick things change. Just a few years ago if you wanted a performance 125 it had to be a two-stroke. Now the ‘ring-dingers’ have virtually disappeared, made obsolete by emissions regulations and replaced by four-strokes. Encouragingly, though, this hasn’t led to the demise of the sports 125 – in fact far from it. The 125 learner market continues to ...

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Honda CBR125R first ride: it's good

Trevor Franklin, 18 March 2011 16:33

After seven years on sale the CBR125R was a global success. Easy to ride from the moment the key is inserted with a low seat, soft, forgiving handling and dependable four-stroke engine all made the CBR a hit with style-conscious youths and tight adults alike. But sales were waning. Despite a higher price tag, Yamaha’s YZF125R was eroding the CBR125’s ...

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Top ten 125cc motorcycles

MCN, 23 August 2010 13:02

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 10 125cc motorcycles.         Find a bike for sale now Here are the machines that topped your list of 125s:                10 - Suzuki RV125 Van Van (03-on) ...

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Video: Derbi GPR125 vs Yamaha YZF-R125 vs Honda CBR125 review

MCN, 30 June 2010 17:04

The Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YZF-R125 have dominated the sales charts, regularly being the outright top-selling bikes in the UK.  Find a 125 for sale But now there's a new contender - the Derbi GPR125, complete with upside-down forks, underslung exhaust and a race-look dash that even has a lap-timer and top-speed recorder for some serious style points. To find ...

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Facts and figures: Yamaha YZF-R125 v Honda CBR125R v Derbi GPR125

MCN, 30 June 2010 15:34

This week in MCN Chris Newbigging tests the latest crop of sports 125s by riding them to the MotoGP at Silverstone and back. To find out what happened pick up a copy of the paper, but in the meantime here are the vital statistics. Yamaha YZF-R125Price £3,999Engine  Liquid-cooled 124.66 cc (52.0 x 58.6 mm), four-stroke, four-valve single cylinder. Single overhead camshaft Power ...

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Video: Yamaha YZF-R125 review

MCN, 25 June 2010 10:38

Not surprisingly the Yamaha YZF-R125 has been a massive sale success for the japanese firm. It combines sharp sportsbike looks with a reliable and user-friendly 4-stroke motor. Find a 125 for sale Watch the video for our review of Yamaha's practical R6-styled 125.    But how does the YZF-R125 compare to the competition? To find out we're testing it against the ...

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Poll: Derbi GPR125 v Honda CBR125R v Yamaha YZF-R125

MCN, 24 June 2010 10:42

The Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YZF-R125 have dominated the sales charts, regularly being the outright top-selling bikes in the UK.  Find a 125 for sale But now there's a new contender - the Derbi GPR125, complete with upside-down forks, underslung exhaust and a race-look dash that even has a lap-timer and top-speed recorder for some serious style points. Read the Honda CBR12R review ...

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125s test: new Cagiva Mito 525 v Aprilia RS125R v Yamaha YZF-R125 v Honda CBR125R

Trevor Franklin, 29 April 2009 15:31

MCN road testers give their verdict on the latest 125 racer-replicas Honda CBR125RFor many years Honda's CBR125R was the perfect way to through your bike test. It was cheap, uber reliable, modern and easy to ride. But if you’ve got money to burn, the Honda is hopelessly outclassed. Five years ago the CBR was fresh and sporty, but today, even ...

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Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes

James Keen, 03 April 2009 09:00

In the current economic climate, more and more people are realising that small capacity bikes make sense as affordable transport. Models like the Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YBR125 have sold in huge numbers and manufacturers have responded by filling out their range with more 125cc bikes. This means more choice for new riders and commuters. Find 125s for sale now  ...

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