2008 Honda CBR125R
Best 1st bike money can buy
No faults so far.
I would recommend this bike for any beginner. While it is anemic in the performance department, it will get you into the world of motorcycles, and it'll get you there cheaply.
I bought this when I was fed up with my other bike's lack of reliability. I like this bike as it had all the features I was looking for: electronic fuel injection, water cooling, 6-speed manual (what's with only 4 on the grom?) as well as it's light weight.
I managed to get stellar gas mileage out of it. My riding is mostly to school, usually cruising around 50-80km/h. I managed to return 101 MPG out of it. Over 300km to 6L of gas.
While it's not fast in any sense of the word, it still manages to be fun. I love my car, but I'll take the bike any day. I've never had so much fun at 70km/h. The fastest I managed was downhill with a tailwind, 130km/h.
It's a fantastic city bike. Cheap to buy, run, and insure. Fast enough to go on any road safely, but not quite fast enough for intercity travel.
I'd say if you're not sure if biking is for you, try the 125R.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2016