But it’s not all about motorbikes. In some respects, a 125cc scooter is more useful, accessible, and even more enjoyable than a similar capacity motorcycle.
Being automatic, a scooter is often both less intimidating and easier to ride than a manually-geared motorcycle equivalent.
And as a scooter usually has leg protectors and a luggage compartment, it's often a more practical commuter than a motorbike. Certainly if you're looking at the same capacity.
Scooters also come in a wide variety of styles – sports, retro and so on – which can make them hugely stylish and appealing. Here's our pick of the best 125cc scooters out there.
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