Discussion in 'Motoring' started by livo, May 2, 2007.
tell me what you think.... which bike shall i buy ??
Honda NSR mate.
Just watch out for dodgy italian imports, loads of them about and thry are usually trashed.
More style with an Aprilia but horrendously peaky and the motor is about as stable as a hand grenade.
The old Suzuki RG125F's were a good sound alternative if you can find a clean one.
Bargain 125's are often found on Ebay but NEVER bid on one of these without a viewing as many are abused.
I'm looking to sell my honda varadero around June/July time, its not sporty like the ones you mention, but it will cruise happily at 70 and is ultra reliable with its faultless 4 stroke v twin. Possibly the best 125 engine ever and not bad looking imo.
and the veradero is a proper size! Those others will be tiny, which if you are a proper size, means you will look a bit of a tit on them....
Having owned both the NSR and RS, of a different age of course (J and L reg). Despite the bad reliability of the Aprilia, it handled so much better and to me the peaky engine was the best bit. Also looks to die for as far as a 125 is concerned.
im on about the new rs 125! or the 2004 nsr which are near enough full size bikes. a friend ov mine has a black 07 plate rs 125 which can do 115mph and its a 125!!! but my other friends nsr125 only does around 97mph shame realy the nsr is sexier!!
RS125 for me.
The handling is sublime and is partly the reason as to why I still own mine...
Word of advice, make sure you use a good quality 2t oil and warm the engine up before you ride it. Thats pretty much the only 'maintenance' I used on mine and the engine has been bullet proof.
i had an aprillia AF1sp - it was a superb first bike-black with a single sided swing arm. It used to smoke like mad for the first 10mins and bog down unless reved like mad. But after that if you ride it in the rev band it was wild and great a chuckabled bike. I thought i was max biaggi !
It's obviously de-restricted if it can reach this speed....most likely needs the front sprocked changed for one tooth more then it should reach around 110.
i'd go aprilia, theres alot more of them around so bits come cheaper, and when owning a stroker thats a big positive. the bike feels likes it on rails too. just make sure you let it drink the best oil and keep on top of the servicing
the honda's no match IMO
Get a CG125 and act sensible till you can afford a proper bike
Seriously, im with the other guys though, smaller bikes are awesome fun!
I own an SP1 at the moment but I can honestly say the MOST fun i've every had on a motorbike was on my Yamaha R1-Z (not YZF-R1). Its a spanking little 250cc 2 stroke and was absolutley brilliant fun, truley, truley brilliant!
I'm tempted to get another 250 2 stroke to have fun on and use the SP1 for commuting!
since I bought my RS125 a few years ago, I've had a GS500, SV650 and an ER-5. Granted they're not the most exotic of bikes but served their purpose well and the RS is the only one which I still own.
Smaller capacity bikes teach you how to corner and the RS is the best handling bike I've ever used [having ridden friends sports 600's etc].
So get the RS, have some fun and move up when your ready [they hold their second hand value pretty well actually]
thank you everyone for your help with my question
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