What's the best learner-legal machine for commuting?
Would you recommend a scooter or a Honda CB125 and, if the latter, which variant would you suggest? I'd use the bike for a daily 60-mile commute which includes both motorway and central London.
Assuming you have an A1 licence that restricts you to machines of up to 125cc, we'd recommend the Honda CB125R over a scooter. The CB125R is more expensive than the CB125F but comes with more equipment, including ABS brakes. It's an ideal city motorcycle but, like all 125s, will feel out of its comfort zone on the motorway. If you have an A2 or A licence, we'd recommend a larger-engined motorcycle for greater flexibility and to have some performance in reserve for motorway riding. Something like the Zontes T310 we recently reviewed would be ideal for the same price as the Honda CB125R.
Answered by Al Suttie