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Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

Published: 12 July 2018

Updated: 12 July 2018


Today's bike of the day is the Yamaha YBR125. Not the most stylish machine around but great value for money and most practical as a city commuter.

MCN first rode the YBR when it was launched in 2005 and said: "Gentle, easy going and practical, it'll see you through your test.

"It’s very light and boasts surprisingly good handling. Nothing too mad: it’s just forgiving and easy to practice your cornering on.

"The suspension is basic but effective and the brakes are good - especially at the front. It even sounds pretty fruity. There’s also kick, as well as electric, start."

With a 124cc air-cooled four stroke engine, producing 10bhp, riding through the city is a breeze. There's a top speed of around 70mph and cruising at 55mph is still very comfortable.

One thing to be aware of with a Yamaha YBR125 is a potentially dodgy indicator wire but owners of YBR125’s seem happy with the bike especially when it’s so cheap to buy and run - with an exceptional fuel consumption of 90mpg.

Parts for it if something goes wrong (which rarely happens) are also inexpensive to purchase and it’s easy to work on yourself.

What the seller says

"For sale is this Yamaha YBR125. A learner legal 2010 model (60 plate), the bike has 7191 miles on the clock and is finished in black. The bike remains in great condition.

"The bike comes with a top box rack, centre stand and can be ridden with a CBT certificate. It will come with a full 12 month MOT when purchased, too.

"The bike has had a clear HPI check from Experian, a comprehensive warranty and free legal cover with McCams, saving you money on your insurance.

"If you don't like the bike upon viewing it or cannot get finance, we are more than happy to refund your deposit in full."

Find this Yamaha and other models at MCN Bikes for Sale.

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