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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha YZF-R125

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 YZF-R125.           

Insurance group: 6
Engine: 124cc 4-stroke single 
Power: 14.6bhp
Top speed: 75mph
Weight: 127kg                 

The Yamaha YZF-R125 combines the Honda CBR125RR’s easy-going ride with a little bit more poke and grown up looks – it’s actually slightly bigger than the YZF-R6 that inspired its styling! Plus it's only group 6 to insure.                             

The YZF-R125's motor has a flexibility two-stroke rivals like the Aprilia RS125 can only dream of. It’s good for an indicated 80mph, which will satisfy most riders stepping up from a moped.  

For a motorcycle that costs a shade less than £3000, has a steel frame and unadjustable basic suspension, the Yamaha YZF-R125’s bloody good and handles nicely.

The Yamaha YZF-R125’s digital dash, Brembo brakes, under-slung GP-style exhaust and a proper sized R6-inspired body is the stuff of wet dreams when you’re 17. The full-size body makes it reasonably comfortable too – the footpegs aren’t too high, the handlebars are mounted on the fork tops so your wrists don’t take a pounding and the seat isn’t massively hard either.

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Thinking of buying a Yamaha YZF-R125? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare. 

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