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125 Moped for Sale

125 Moped for Sale

When you want to buy a moped, one problem that you likely have in mind is buying the right model. Just like cars, you have almost countless models, makes, and brands to pick from. If that worries you, then you should definitely take the time to look at buying the right 125 moped for sale. With so many options to pick from, it can be tough to know what you should be looking at. In this guide, we'll break down what we consider to be the most important factors when buying.

Are you legally allowed to drive a 125 moped?

The first question we think you should cover is whether or not you are allowed to drive this kind of vehicle. To sit on top of a 125 moped, you need to have the following:

  • A fully active and in-date provisional driving license for bikes - get it via the Post Office.
  • A fully active and in-date Compulsory Basic Training pass from your instructor.
  • A moped that is either 50cc or 125cc in engine power - no more.
  • Fully visible and valid insurance and road tax for the moped of your choice.

Once you can prove that you have all of this, you are allowed on the road. With your CBT, you must wear L plates. You also cannot pick up a passenger, nor can you drive on the motorway. Outside of that, though, you can do anything you like withy your moped.

Can I drive above 125cc?

Not without a full driving license, no. If your aim was to go on the road and the local roads alone, you can do so with a CBT. You can then rent and insure a scooter of your choice and use that for the journey. You will also find that a 125cc engine is your entire limit if you are only with a CBT. With a full driving license, you can go above 125cc - but 125cc+ scooters are few and far between.

You would often need to jump up to a full motorcycle if you were to go down that path. As such, we recommend that you spend some time looking at driving your 125cc to get used to it. These are hard to drive on heir own, so getting used to a 125cc alone should be a challenge enough for most learner drivers anyway.

How fast can I with a 125 moped?

125 mopeds will allow you to hit a speed of around 60mph. While some 125cc mopeds can go beyond that speed, the majority will be locked and limited to just going at 125cc in pace. Keep that in mind, as many people are not aware of this and thus try to go beyond that speed.

Most of the 125cc models you look at will be a twist and go start-up, too. Keep that in mind, and you should find it a whole lot easier to get to grips with driving at 125cc. They are normally easier to drive because they are automatic. If you step it up beyond 125cc, though, it's more likely that you will be dealing with manual transmission. For beginners, you should concentrate on getting used to driving with accuracy and precision, staying safe on the road first and foremost.

How much should I pay for a 125 moped?

This is a question that only you can really answer. The question should more be 'how much can you afford to pay?'

If you are looking at the very lowest part of the market, you can buy 125cc mopeds for less than £500. However, these are often used, in medium condition, and tend to come with problems. That problem could be as simple as wear and tear, but it could be as serious as needing hundreds of pounds of work to the model. Add in the fact that most used models will be out of warranty, might not pass its MOT, and won't come with road tax and insurance, and you have something to think about.

With a new model, you might have to pay a bit more, but you will benefit if you do decide to pay extra today.

Should I buy a new moped, then?

Yes, we recommend that you do. Buying new means that you get a model that is:

  • Safe and never been driven before - it comes with everything approved, ready to go.
  • Without any mistakes or issues that means you won't need to take it to a garage.
  • Free from physical wear and tear, meaning it should work as good as new.
  • Secured with the promise of MOT passing, insurance success, and warranty.
  • Fuel efficient, meaning that you should spend less on running and powering your moped.

With that in mind, you should absolutely look to pick up a new moped as soon as you can get the chance. A good quality new moped should be just what you are looking to buy if you wish to get involved. Buying used might save you money today, but it won't save you money in the long-term.

Buying a new 125 moped for sale

Of course, if you wait around you can easily find top quality mopeds for sale. The joy of buying a 125 moped is that you can find them on sale at vendors like Direct Bikes. This can help you cut off as much as 25% of the normal retail price of that particular model. By helping you to save so much, you can get the cost of a new model down to only a bit more than you would be paying to buy used.

Some things are better to be purchased brand new, and 125 mopeds are one of those things. With a sale on, you can easily pick up some quality vehicles without feeling as if you need to spend in excess. So, if you like the idea of buying a new 125 moped, look for them on sale. You'll be shocked at just how much you can save with a little bit of shopping around!