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Anybody have an R125 and looking to make the upgrade to the R3?

How did you get on with the 125, how long have you had it and do you think it has given you the right road training to take on something bigger?

I ask because I might ship in a R125 to get used to the Yamaha feel, then sell it when the R3 comes in.
 

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I know OneTwo is on a CBR125 but not sure if anyone around this forum has a Yamaha R125. I don't believe USA import 120cc bikes, but I have heard from my friend in Australia that it is a great bike and fun. I just don't see myself if I was in your situation to buy a 125 and then in turn go buy a R3. Might as well wait it out and get the R3 since it will save you time and money.
 

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The R125 us supposed to be brilliant - it looks like an R6 from a distance but starts appearing smaller as you get nearer and notice that its thinner.

My thinking is that I don't have a 'geared' bike at the moment so am a bit rusty (I have riden geared bikes here and there in the past) so might ship in the R125 for cheap and I will probably not lose a penny when I sell in in the Spring, especially buying now as the UK weather gets really crap. I can't lose really.

My big plan is to always keep my new PCX as its bloody awesome for the work run and taking/picking up my oldest kid from college - one can't argue with 133 MPG!
I just want a fun bike for the occasional good weather blast and if the R3 comes out only in April 2015, for example, that is too long a wait.

hey, I don't want to have to succumb and get a Ninja 300 or CBR? :)
 

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Nothing wrong with the CBR300R or Ninja 300, but I am waiting for the R3, since I've had a Ninja 300 and own a CB300F. I owned a Honda Grom (225 lbs wet!) which was 125 cc and got 110 mpg (US) and that was a great around-town bike....up to 50 mph. The 300s open up freeway use to you, as well as more oomph. I would keep the scooter though. Under-seat storage is convenient and none of the 300s will be as maneuverable or easy to ride as a small-wheel scooter.
 
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