You can buy a used 125cc bike for about
£200 but make sure it has an MOT if it's 3 years old or more,
and for £200 it will be.
If you're thinking of buying a used bike (or any vehicle)
it might be worth having it checked out by mycarcheck.com.
You get an immediate online vehicle data check which includes
stolen/police interest, write off/accident damage, scrapped by
the DVLA, plate transfers, former keepers, full VIN/chassis check,
make and model, engine number and size, colour and colour changes,
imported or exported and date first registered. Checks start at
Hiring a 125cc bike will cost something like £30 pounds a
day or £150 a week with a deposit of about £150.
A new crash helmet can cost from £40 to £500. Jacket £80+.
Boots £40+. Gloves £10 to £100. You can get them cheaper second
hand but we would advise that you buy at least the crash helmet
Insurance costs - it depends on your age, the size of the
bike and the area where you live. One of the UK market leaders
for motorcycle insurance is Bennetts. To get an online quote please
click on the banner below. You can save the quote they give you
so you don't have to complete the form again if you go back again
|Or you can get quotes from over 35 motorcycle
insurers by filling in one form at Go
Fuel costs - on a 125cc bike you can travel
about 15 miles for £1.
Road Tax (Vehicle Excise Duty)
|Not over 150cc
|151cc up to 400cc
|401cc up to 600cc
||£57 p.a. - £31.35 for 6 months
||£78 p.a. - £42.90 for 6 months