Advantages Economy, 4 Stroke Induction 'Roar!', Cheap to run, easy to maintain, its a bike!
Disadvantages A little too slow on dual carriage ways, Can be overpriced, Poor wet handling
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Great Learners Bike!
The Yamaha SR125 has received a lot of stick from some people, while a lot of praise from others, during this review i will attempt to give as unbiassed an opinion as i can on this bike, having owned mine for around a year and covering over 10,000 miles i feel that i am fairly qualified to give a good review.I purchased my bike back in august 2006 when i needed something not to expensive to get me to work, i had yet to pass my driving test and i needed something with cheap insurance... I also wanted a bike that woul be fun to ride as well.
The yamaha has been designed to have a custome chopper look while still retaining enough of a commuter look so that they are not a big fashion statement.
When in good nick these bikes look great with a combination of polished steel and chrome parts, however much maintenance is required to keep it this way.
The exhaust is prone to rust from the smallest of scratches, the upper end of the exhaust seems to rust no matter what you do to it!
The plastic and paintwork stays neat easily which is more than can be said for the wheels, if you are running it all through winter like i did then putting some form of grease on the wheels to protect them until summer would be a good idea.
All in all a smart looking bike with the provisio that you must put in the maintenance to keep it that way.
I have nothing but good things to say! In 10,000 miles i only had to replace the chain once, the back tire, and the speedo cable.
You need to carry out regular maintenance, Oil changes, Chain lubrication, tire pressures etc.
It can be annoying re-tensioning the chain as its usually jammed solid, a tip that you don't get in the manual which makes it 100 times easier is to undo the drum brakes support bar, this will let it move easily, just remember to put it back on before you set off!
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