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Yamaha MT-125

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by TallPaul_S, May 7, 2014.

  1. Dogbreath


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    Good point. A £300 CG125 will be an utter wreck.
  2. sockky


    Joined: Jan 4, 2012

    Posts: 375

    Location: Sevenoaks, Kent

    I think it looks bloody fantastic. Makes my CBF125 look horrid.

    Still eyeing up the MT-07 for when I pass my A2 though. I just love how all these look!
  3. leigh_boy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2012

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: East Sussex

    looks nice, i wonder how much it will be . not that i will own a 125


    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

    Posts: 35

    got myself the ABS version 2 weeks ago. as i started a new job and wanted something good looking and quicker than most 125s. had enough of used bikes failing (im 39 and yet have been on a 125 for 3 years now, suits my commuting needs for now and weekend fun with the motorbike club im with. they all love this bike) had a varadero 125 before on which the engine failed. im not a small person and the MT125 is a big size and its quick enough, im still being careful but have had it up to 75mph. its cheap to run aswell.

    with engine protector and fly screen installed-
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2015
  5. IC3


    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

  6. ElliorR


    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

    Posts: 8,781

    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    Nice bike but I always feel a little sad when people stick to riding on a CBT, I just think they're missing out.


    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

    Posts: 35

    i didnt have time to do the full test. one day. no rush though. i have been bikeless for 6 months. then got the job two weeks ago and had half a week to choose a bike to commute with. so chose what i got. ill do my big bike test eventually. not had either the time/money to do the test yet. plus i also own a yacht which costs money
  8. TripleT


    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    I get it, I'm 31 and been riding my cbf125 for two years every day. Suits my commute in heavy traffic great and 130mpg is not to be sniffed at.

    I'm only doing my full test soon as it makes sense.


    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

    Posts: 35

    all the best.

    i started revising for the full test last year but then lost my job. so everything was on hold.

    im planning to do the test next in a years time
  10. Monkey Puzzle


    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,448

    Does look very nice for a 125 - streetfigher version of the yzf125, which gets good reviews and is the best selling 125 iirc. Trouble is it's still a 125.
  11. cyclops12

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 23, 2004

    Posts: 1,762

    you have to do a CBT every two years, full test don't take that much longer so why not just get it done?
  12. IC3


    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    +1, It would be so much better with more power, as not only can you overtake more comfortably... you also feel safer as the power is there in case you need to escape/avoid an accident/collision.



    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

    Posts: 35

    as i said, circumstances stopped me at the time carrying out the full test. now i need to get settled in my new job and make sure it works out and i couldnt get there with public transport and so opted for a new bike i could rely on but was better than most 125's. is plenty quick enough for UK roads. has quick accelleration. and is cheap to run fuel wise which is what i wanted. the big bike will come in time but im in no rush. the CBT takes one day without the need for revising or doing a test. the full license and test comes to about £600 with bike hire. cbt is £100 every two years. but granted the 600 means never have to take any bike course ever again and can ride anything. i do want to do it but am in no rush.
  14. Yaayuh!


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,907

    Looks very nice for a 125. But as with all "premium" 125s, i can't help but think back to my KH125 and what happened when i came off.

    My KH125 had massive chucky indicators and mirrors. I slid on wet leaves and just replaced the indicator and left the mirror scratched. If you come off of this, just sliding at low speeds will quite horrible in terms of bike damage, even the engine casing sticks out quite a lot. And lets face it, 125s are 90% ridden by beginners, so it's highly likely to happen.

    If i had a son that wanted a 125 motorbike for his 17th birthday. Like hell would i buy him this. Not then, or after 5000 miles experience.

    As for a town commuter for the relatively experienced and sensible, yes please.
  15. bloodiedathame


    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,720

    Location: Surrey

    I'd buy a 70MPG 450. :D
  16. Stovepipes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,109

    Location: Greater London

    I saw this bike when I was buying my Scooter at the dealership and was quite impressed but the price is way too high for me. It's almost a grand more than I intend to spend on my first big bike. That being said if I fail my DAS I might be tempted.
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,843

    Location: West mids

    For the price you'd pay for a brand new one of these you can pretty much afford to do your full test and pick up a tidy 2nd hand big bike.
    While it looks pretty as others have said it's still just a 125 and no one wants to be all show and no go.
  18. CircleFaust


    Joined: Dec 1, 2003

    Posts: 3,400

    think these look great, wouldn't mind one , would be good for nipping around on
  19. conuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2005

    Posts: 1,369

    Location: Engerland :)

    Am in the 40 year old one day I want to do my big boy bike test.... But sadly with 2 children and other things going on.... It will be probs forever be on the back burner.

    The daily commute is 25 miles through 2 towns and a flat A road... I'm like the fact I could finance this and pay relatively little and 100 mpg?!

    Surely better to run than a ford focus yawn everyday..... These things built to commute? Or just a few thousand miles before you rebuild the thing? Would be my first bike.
  20. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    @conuk - If I was you I'd get a 2nd hand Varadero.