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Cheap easy to maintain bike (CBT noob)

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by elrasho, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. elrasho

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 12, 2009

    Posts: 5,924

    Going to finally get around to doing my CBT. I’m looking for a cheap 125cc bike that’s easy to maintain. Something for short commutes to work (14 miles) and Sunday rides.

    I like the look of the Suzuki Marauder J
     
  2. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    Honda CBF125, now known as the CB125F.
     
  3. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    If you like the look of the Suzuki Marauder J then maybe also consider the Honda Shadow 125 if you can get your hands on one for a decent price.
     
  4. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,787

    Location: Kent

    Keeway Superlight 125?
     
  5. elrasho

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 12, 2009

    Posts: 5,924

    That looks amazing! Thanks. Need a decent helmet too, forgot to mention that haha
     
  6. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,492

    Location: Bristol

    Isn't it cheap and not all that robust?

    What about the rest of the gear (boots, trousers, jacket, gloves)?
     
  7. elrasho

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 12, 2009

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    I've got the rest of the gear thanks :) Just need a bike and helmet
     
  8. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,038

    Honda cg125 probably simplest/best bike ever made.

    Look after one of those well, reckon it would last longer than you ever will.

    It's no frills though.
     
  9. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,421

    Location: London


    This. Cost pennies to run and can be repaired with a hammer.

    The replacement was the CBF125 which is also tough as an old boot. The replacement of that is the CB125F. The placement of the F is fairly significant, the latest model is made in India and it shows compared to the old one.
     
  10. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,787

    Location: Kent

    Ours is fine!