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Old 14-May-2009, 10:34 AM
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Honda CBR 125R Questions.

Hey guys, iv been looking at this bike for a few days now and im thinking of getting one, I havent been on a sport bike b4 but i have dirt bikes when i was younger. Im not looking to break speed records or do much or any highway driving so im wondering if this would be a good bike for my self? Has anyone had experance with them or something like it? Im also wondering about incurance, Im 25 this is my 1st bike and i dont even have my M1 yet (its comming) any idea what i would be looking at for insurance? Just a general idea? Thanks for any info anyone can provide!

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Old 14-May-2009, 11:30 AM
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maybe 1000 a year .
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Old 14-May-2009, 11:32 AM
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Get your M2 via Motorcycle training/safety course. If you haven't had a traffic offense in last couple years, the safety course certificate counts as 1 year riding experience!!!

then almost any bike below 600cc will be cheap insurance. (i'm thinking $1500 range)

Don't get the 125...that's one bike that can't get you out of a nasty situation if you need to. get minimum 250 ninja (or the CBR 250~400 if you could afford it). honestly, I'd just go get a 500 ninja or 600 older CBR

i sold my 95 CBR with 32k a month ago for $2850

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Old 14-May-2009, 10:33 PM
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You will get bored so fast...get a 500-600...
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dont get a 125, 250 minimum.
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Old 15-May-2009, 12:24 AM
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125's are a blast to drive . and there convenient u can pick it up any time and bring it in ur house .
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You will get bored so fast...get a 500-600...
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dont get a 125, 250 minimum.
Originally Posted by k1e1v1i1n View Post
125's are a blast to drive . and there convenient u can pick it up any time and bring it in ur house .
I cant get a 600...yet. I dont have the money or the experance. Im just looking for something to learn on, get from point A to B and just bum around on. Im about 99% sure im going to get a 2008 Honda CBR 125R. It seems to be just what im looking for. Thanks for all the info guy!
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i would buy 1 in a sec if i was buying a bike. there alot faster then everyone thinks
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i would buy 1 in a sec if i was buying a bike. there alot faster then everyone thinks
Especially for city driving. Great fuel economy and cheap insurance.
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Especially for city driving. Great fuel economy and cheap insurance.
That was a main thing for me, plus the price of a new one out the door.
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what is the price out the door ? i shouldnt even be askin .
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Old 15-May-2009, 01:29 AM
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CBR 125 is great entry level bike but if you have riding experience id suggest get something a little bigger cc 125's is lucking power specially if your a bigger rider. Now that is riding season there is plenty of demo rides around try one on before you purchase one
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Old 15-May-2009, 07:05 AM
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I got a 125 4 weeks ago. Insurance is $58/mth, I'm 22. insurance company didn't even ask for my M license. Statefarm is the company, let me know if you need a contact.

I would recommend the 250. 125 is ok but you'll get bored FAST.
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the good thing about the 125 is the depriciation, like depending on how well you take care of your stuff you can almost get your money back out of it if you sell it within a couple years
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Dont waste your money on a the 125.. get an older 500r or 250 of some sort. Plus if your going to RTI for the course you'll see how slow they are. You have to be full throttle all the time
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Hey, I was in the same boat last year. I bought a 125 and was bored after a week. It did serve it's purpose as a learner's bike but if I could do it again I'd buy something that could be kept for more than a season. The Ninja 250 is also a good learners bike but it's overpriced. If you're gonna stay with a small cc bike get a 250. Otherwise, the GS500 is a good bike. It's cheap, forgiving and you can ride it for more than a season without getting bored.
Keep in mind the 125 is useless on the highway. I'm 170 lbs and it was a struggle to get that bike to 110km. Also a lot of them have a problem with 2nd gear.

Now I have a CBR600RR and the wife has a Ninja 250. The 600 is way too much bike (gets me in trouble, pig on gas) and the 250 is way too little for me. I might end up in a retro CBR400 or something down the road.
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Ok so ppl say "it gets boring fast" is that because it dose or cause it wont break land speed records? Im not looking to "go fast" on highways. Just to get from point A to B and cruz around the city.
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Can I sit on it and make "vvrroomm, vvrroomm" sounds when you get it??
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your the rider choose whats right for you if you intend to use this vehicle to just learn and be comfortable on a bike then maybe it will suit you best
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