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Deals for beginners

Published: 09 June 2004

Thinking of buying your first bike? Our latest 'Target Price' survey reveals the prices you should be aiming for when buying a new 125cc learner bike.

Whether you are ready to take the plunge yourself, or you're a parent ready to write the cheque, our guidance could save you a useful handful of cash.

Here's the kind of money you can expect to pay at a dealer, with the RRP quoted in brackets. As you'll notice, some bikes are virtually haggle-rseistant right now...:

Aprilia RS125 £3672 (£3672), RS125 Tuono £3498 (£3498).

Cagiva Raptor 125 £3499 (£3499), Mito 125 £3999 (£3999).

Honda CBR125 £2149 (£2349), XR125 £2149 (£2349), XL125V Varadero £2849 (£3299), VT125C Shadow £2999 (£3299).

Kawasaki EL125 Eliminator £2499 (£2899)

Suzuki GZ125 Marauder £2149 (£2249), RV125 VanVan £1995 (£2249)

Yamaha TW125 £2499 (£2649), XVS125 £3349 (£3549), DT125 £3349 (£3349).

All prices quoted are OTR for UK models.

Each week we publish more target prices in MCN. If you've done a great deal, see our related stories to share what you know.

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