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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha YBR125 Custom

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Yamaha YBR125 Custom.                   

Insurance group: 2
Engine: 124cc single
Power: 10bhp
Top speed: 70mph 
Weight: 118kg                        

The idea behind the Yamaha YBR125 Custom is dead simple: take the straightforward YBR125 commuter, customize it a bit with high bars, more chrome and a lower seat, bump up the price a tad. In reality, it makes a lot of sense as the low seat makes it even more easy to ride and it’s more practical thanks to the addition of a rack.

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The Yamaha YBR125 Custom’s no-frills, air-cooled single doesn’t set the earth on fire but is a little, willing puppy of a motor which whirrs harmlessly and trundles happily. In town it’s brisk enough to purr past and through everything. The YBR125 Custom’s chassis is even more simple: ridiculously low, slim and light. It’s so easy to ride that anyone with more experience instantly starts to muck about on it.

As a riding proposition, the YBR125 Custom offers nothing more (for £150 extra new than the roadster) so arguably it’s worse value. On the flip side, the Custom’s better equipped and finished, easier for novices and more stylish, too. You can’t ask much more for the money.

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