Is a cbr 125r good for my size?

Old 02-18-2014, 05:22 PM
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Hey guys new to this forum and im not sure if this is the proper place to post this, if so my bad. Im looking to purchase a Cbr 125R mainly for the low insurance/gas costs, im not looking to go extremely fast either. However i am worried that it wont preform to well because of my height/weight. Im currently 6 feet tall, and im roughly 180lbs. I would like to hear from anyone around the same height/weight as me that owns or has used a 125R for an extended period of time and how it worked for you. Also anyone from the Lower Mainland area in B.C. on here?
Old 02-18-2014, 05:30 PM
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I've read that the 125 can feel a little squirly in the rear when pushed in the corners with 180 pounds on it, but I haven't ridden one to experience it. Most likely due to the skinny rear tire.

Have you sat on it? Make sure you aren't too cramped on it. 6 foot tall people are not all the same either. Best thing for you to do is borrow/rent one and see how YOU like it.

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Old 02-18-2014, 05:48 PM
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I believe i can change the rear tire to a wider one if need, dont quote me on it though. Im either going with a 125r, or a 250 from either Honda, or Kawasaki. Right now im aiming towards a 125r mainly because of the cost and such.
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Im 5'8 and very comfy on my 125. Weight wise im 70 kg roughly 160 Pounds and cornering has been normal i guess (Only have 1 year of experience). So just go to a local dealership and ask for a test drive.

PS had mine for 3 weeks now, and I absolutely love it! Best thing I've ever bought.
Old 03-10-2014, 05:23 PM
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Would be an ok starter but my guess is you,ll be back trading it for at least a 400 maybe a 600 in a few months. Just a guess.

We all gotta start somewhere and any cbr is a good start
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I'm riding a CBR125 all the time, 5ft 8" and around 75KG... love it!!!
Old 04-28-2014, 08:06 AM
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I learnt my trade of over 900 miles on my sons CBR125... and I weighed around 15 stone (95kg ish?) and 6ft1" at the time... was fine... didn't have any problems apart from looking too big on it... bar that...
Old 04-29-2014, 05:30 AM
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I own a cbr 125 and I bought it for the same reasons, cheap running costs.
Now after 4 months I feel that I should of bought at least a 250. The 125 is just too slow on inclines and takes too much to pass cars. It's still a good bike, I just wish it had a bit more power.
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