1991 Kawasaki AR125-B2 from United Kingdom
A perfect 125 to get you into motorcycling
I have owned 2 AR125's, and thoroughly enjoyed my time with both.
I found them to be fast, economical and very reliable, traveling for hours at a time.
The handling was not quite up to Rg's or Tzr's, but the reliability and low maintenance costs made up for this.
I can remember losing in a race to a heavily tuned Tzr125. The owner then pulled over for a chat and we had a go on each others bikes. He was impressed with the power of my Ar, especially mid range. I was not impressed with the Tzr as it needed to be revved to hell to even get it to pull off. It had absolutely no bottom or mid range power, drank fuel, and as the owner told me, was regularly in the garage for repairs.
I also owned a Honda Ns125f, which was attractive and handled well. Problem was, restricted it was pitifully slow, and de-restricted it drank more fuel in a couple of days than my ar did in a week. That's why I bought a 2nd Ar.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2007