What's the best 125cc motorbike for a tall rider?

I'm taking direct access lessons soo, though I'm not in a rush. I want to buy a good used Honda CB125R to practice. I'm large and 6'2" and I am not planning on long trips or to keep the bike for that long, but do not want to feel cramped. Would the Honda CB125R be too small? Could you recommend other options, please? Many thanks.

Asked on 1 June 2020 by Jason

Answered by Georgia Petrie
We wouldn't recommend buying any bike without sitting on it first. I can't imagine you'll be doing a lot of mileage on a 125, so you shouldn't be too uncomfortable anyway - but I'd recommend you have a look at a Honda XL125V Varadero. It's a great 125 for a tall rider but it's getting on a bit now - and isn't as stylish as a CB125R - but as long as you check the history then you should be able to find a good used model for reasonable money.
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