Product Type: Honda motorcycles
Newest Review: ... ride it long distances (from wales to scotland) and i didnt have a single problem, i bought an 03 plate i think it was for about £1200 it ... more
a little bike that looks bigger
Honda Varadero XL125
Member Name: bib_20
Honda Varadero XL125
Advantages: fuel tax and insurance is cheep easy to get parts
Disadvantages: heavy and slow
this bike is amazing as i am 6'2 i find it hard to ride super sports and find a decent bike i look good and not out of place on. so i went down to my local dealership and found this one second hand i sat on it and was instantly comfortable, The seating position was perfect my back was nice and straight was not afraid to ride it long distances (from wales to scotland) and i didnt have a single problem, i bought an 03 plate i think it was for about £1200 it was worth every penny and these bikes tent to keep their value verry well.
for a 125 this bike has a big bike feel it looks and feels bigger than it actually is and i had plenty of ppl tell me the same. Its cheap on tax fuel and insurance my insurance was 450 full comp was with a year no claims
tax was 15 for a year as standard and fuel was about 80 to the gallon,
the problem i had with this bike is that it was a heavy bike and wouldnt go past 70. i was used to faster bike also it wouldnt pick up speed up hills easily but other than that i had no enguine troubles the full year i had it.
here the specs of the bike Displacement: 124.70 ccm (7.61 cubic inches) Engine type: V2, four-stroke Power: 15.00 HP (10.9 kW)) @ 11000 RPM Torque: 10.50 Nm (1.1 kgf-m or 7.7 ft.lbs) @ 9500 RPM Bore x stroke: 42.0 x 45.0 mm (1.7 x 1.8 inches) Gearbox: 5-speed Transmission type,final drive: Chain.
the best thing about this bike is you can get parts easily and it wont cost you through the nose for them but you cant really do much to get them to go faster and a sixth gear wouldnt of gone a miss.
Summary: best learner legal bike in my opinion
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