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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha XT125X

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 XT125X.                    

Insurance group: 5
Engine: 124cc 4-stroke single 
Power: 10bhp
Top speed: 70mph
Weight: 120kg                 

Yamaha’s XT125X is Yamaha’s learner-friendly road going supermoto. The 125cc four-stroke machine is a scaled down version of the XT660X and has the same supermoto styling cues, like a big single front disc brake, aggressive styling, 17” wheels and wide tyres. Plus it's only group 5 to insure.                           

Powered by a carburetted, air-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC four-stroke motor, Yamaha has strangled the power output to 10bhp, which makes performance less than impressive. Power is delivered smoothly, though and the five-speed gearbox is nice and slick.

With a razor-thin seat and little wind protection, the XT125X is better for short squirts around town than for longer journeys. It’s super-agile, lightweight (just 120kg wet) handles solidly and will even slide into roundabouts with a dab of rear brake like a proper big capacity supermoto.

 

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

5/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

3/5

 

Thinking of buying a Yamaha XT125X? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare. 

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