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New Honda CBR 125 - 2011 $1,999 + taxes

HI

My insuarnce was so expensive along with fuel costs that i parked my old beater car and gave up .... then i started doing some research about motorcycles and found out they get 100 km's for 3 to 4 liters ... honda offers the cheapest bike and also they r the smallest .... CBR 125. (next up in ninja 250)

my insurance was 300 to 400 and 30 km drive to and back from work ... 60km x 6 days x 4 = 1500 km's month

On honda canada website 2011 is listed at 2500 while 2012 is at 3,000 both have electric start and r identical other than paint.

i found out this dealer in montreal who is selling 2011 for 2,000 plus taxes and other fees so i think it seems like a hot deal

P.S: I dont have motorcycle license nor i have used motorcycles before but im doing research
(use bike for 8 to 9 months out of the year for transport in Toronto-Mississauga-Brampton)

if some one was to buy it ... they would have to transport it to toronto aswell so thats a added cost ( rent a cube van or uhaul truck )

http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicl ... Z397439178

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http://www.hondacbr125r.com/forum/showt ... 092&page=3


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You should research motorcycle insurance... it may be more expensive than your auto insurance... especially if you are under 25.

Also a 125cc isn't going to get to highways speeds... unless you are around 120lbs. Consider a 250cc at least.

Buying in Quebec involves a lot of paperwork and driving. Not as much as buying in the US, but still. You might find whatever you save in Montreal you will spend in time, gas, trailer rental, etc. Just buy used. Motorcycles drop value after the first year, but stay relatively at that level for the next 5 years. So buy a used 2010 or 2011 and then flip it in 1-2 years later. You should only lose a few hundred.
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Do not buy this bike if you plan to go on any major highway
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majority of my trips will be within toronto ... stuck behind street cars as usual ... and going to Mississauga ill use eglington w ... do you think for inner city this will be okay?
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thesk8man wrote: majority of my trips will be within toronto ... stuck behind street cars as usual ... and going to Mississauga ill use eglington w ... do you think for inner city this will be okay?
Inner city should be fine. Great price on a nice bike.

I'd definitely go to Learning Curves or RTI for training. And gear up!
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thesk8man wrote: majority of my trips will be within toronto ... stuck behind street cars as usual ... and going to Mississauga ill use eglington w ... do you think for inner city this will be okay?
then buy a Vespa or an e-bike
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MS MSP wrote: then buy a Vespa or an e-bike
Vespa's with 125cc or more (or more accurately 150cc or more) also cost more than what OP wants. And ebikes suck. They brake down at an alarmingly high rate and their tops speed is like 30km/h.
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ive looked into the honda ruckus ( 50cc ) its priced at $2,900 vs the 2,500 cbr125

im thinking more towards the cbr 125 vs 250cc vs 50cc scooters because 250cc are more like 4,000 and 50cc just isn't powerful enough

insurance wise i have to check quotes on all three
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These entry bikes are beginning to look really nice. When I wanted to learn it was either the gs500f or the ninja 250/500 if you wanted a full fairing. So many more offerings now...
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I used to own a 2007 CBR125, and speaking strictly from personal experience I would only suggest buying the bike if you are interested in riding. The money you save in fuel will be more than consumed in the added cost of maintenance of a bike. The item that I found negated any fuel savings was the cost of tires and how frequently they had to be replaced. Typically a set of motorcycle tires will last anywhere from 8,000-12,000kms depending on how it's ridden and the type of tire. The cost of the tires usually runs around $300 for the pair, but installation is a bit more than what you would find on a car. At say even $400 every 8,000kms you can very quickly chew up fuel savings.

I would buy it with the expectation that you're going to have fun riding as opposed to saving money.

FYI there is also a CBR250R you can look at. I went from a CBR125 to CBR600 to CBR250 and hands down the 250 is my favorite.
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joeyjoejoe wrote: Vespa's with 125cc or more (or more accurately 150cc or more) also cost more than what OP wants. And ebikes suck. They brake down at an alarmingly high rate and their tops speed is like 30km/h.
and insurance is far cheaper (or not required on an e-bike).

He's commuting in traffic.....a motorcycle isn't needed.
thesk8man wrote: ive looked into the honda ruckus ( 50cc ) its priced at $2,900 vs the 2,500 cbr125

im thinking more towards the cbr 125 vs 250cc vs 50cc scooters because 250cc are more like 4,000 and 50cc just isn't powerful enough

insurance wise i have to check quotes on all three
I would do that now...it will likely sway your decision.
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antichrysler wrote: FYI there is also a CBR250R you can look at. I went from a CBR125 to CBR600 to CBR250 and hands down the 250 is my favorite.
I was thinking of the 250 but a friend of mine was saying bikes with 600cc are better. I'm curious about why you prefer the 250 over the 600 for the CBRs.
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dell wrote: I was thinking of the 250 but a friend of mine was saying bikes with 600cc are better. I'm curious about why you prefer the 250 over the 600 for the CBRs.
I'm going to guess because the 600cc will eat any new rider alive in terms of forgiveness
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Couple of things to consider:

1. 125cc is not allowed on a highway, you need a minimum of 250cc.
2. A motorcycle is only good for max 8 months out of the year, so you still need to make alternative arrangements for transportation during the off-season.
3. If you are over 120+ lbs, then you will need a larger bike.

In my opinion , riding a bike is a blast. I would suggest it to anyone who is interested. But you have to rememeber that it is a toy, and not a full replacement for a car.

Good luck!
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Y2K_MASTER wrote: I'm going to guess because the 600cc will eat any new rider alive in terms of forgiveness
any? im starting to think im not any new rider but my english experience says that doesn't make sense at all.

bike i learned on (when i say learned, i mean it was the ONLY thing i had experience on and that was just putting around with the nephew when i visit in the summer:
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bike i now ride daily. i haven't been eaten and somehow if i do now its not because of riding experience per say.
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YZFMax wrote: Couple of things to consider:

1. 125cc is not allowed on a highway, you need a minimum of 250cc.
2. A motorcycle is only good for max 8 months out of the year, so you still need to make alternative arrangements for transportation during the off-season.
3. If you are over 120+ lbs, then you will need a larger bike.

In my opinion , riding a bike is a blast. I would suggest it to anyone who is interested. But you have to rememeber that it is a toy, and not a full replacement for a car.

Good luck!
#2 i am aware ... I have thought about that as well
#3 by larger do u mean 250cc ? cuz i think 600cc will be too much for me power and $ wise
#1 ... i never heard of that ... can u explain? thanks not allowed as per the law or not allowed as practical?
if i ever use the highway it will be 4-30 pm rush hour traffic where u just sit their ...
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YZFMax wrote: Couple of things to consider:

1. 125cc is not allowed on a highway, you need a minimum of 250cc.
3. If you are over 120+ lbs, then you will need a larger bike.
Have you ever ridden one of these?

1. It IS allowed on the highway. I even did my M2 Exit with my 125. The examiner full well knew I was riding a 125 as well.
3. I weigh 150lbs. While the bike is not ideal for the highway, the bike accelerates just fine. I go to/from work on it including a highway portion. I've even ridden 1up w/ Mrs on the back and we can hit highway speeds just fine.

Is the bike fast? No. Is it ideal for highways? No. But if you want to use it as a city commuter, it works just fine.
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Get the 250 I have one. Its quite nice
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iLLNESS wrote: bike i now ride daily. i haven't been eaten and somehow if i do now its not because of riding experience per say.
- You already had experience with how all the controls and dynamics work. I can guarantee you 99% of the time if you throw a new rider with no experience that's dreamed of owning a sports bike on an R6, they will make a mistake, whether that's in the form of twisting the throttle while trying to pull the front brake or trying to corner without countersteering. When they make this mistake, they will not be able to recover because everything is so twitchy on bikes with that kind of power.

- Bold part: I don't know if you mean you had a mishap or not on it. If you did, you proved my point.
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Back in the 80's and before bikes 125cc and under weren't allowed to be on the 400 series highways. However I would be pretty scared on a 125 on the 400 series highway.

Btw my first real bike was a 500cc Honda.


IMO get a 250cc. When you turn around to sell it you'll hit both markets of people who want to upgrade from the 125cc and the new riders where the 125 is too small. I had a couple friends sold their 250 a year or two later and they got close or the same amount for what they paid for it.

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