About Our Selections

Before we go any further, we need to specify that there are very few 125cc motorcycles out there, but there are many scooters that come into that displacement range, while the largest majority of scooters come in at 150cc. It is for that reason we gave ourselves the buffer up to 160cc so we could include the best new bikes and scooters.

These selections considered ease of use, rideability, price, and how effective each motorcycle or scooter was in helping the beginner or newer rider learn the intricacies of riding. We are confident that any of these bikes and scooters will be superb starter machines for the lighter and/or shorter rider, and even for some of the bigger and taller ones as well!

Honda Super Cub C125 ABS

A true classic that has been in continuous production since 1958

Kawasaki Z125 PRO

Lots of attitude in a tiny package

Honda Trail 125

A little tractor for off-road trail riding that goes anywhere and does everything

Honda GROM

The perfect little city runabout that is designed to make you grin like a madman

Benelli Caffenero 150

A modern, exciting scooter that has all the style you'd expect from the Italians

Piaggio Liberty 150 S

A feisty but fun little city runabout scooter that has some Aprilia DNA sprinkled in

Yamaha Zuma 125

A scooter that punches well above its weight

Honda PCX (PCX160)

The best "all 'rounder" scooter in the 125 to 150cc class