125cc bikes for everyday use



Commuter bikes in our country, although decent in their intended role, suffer from a major power problem. Most of their 100 / 110cc engines go over 60 km / h, while others can reach 75 while complaining loudly.

While upgrading to 150/165 cc is a fairly straightforward fix, the higher price tag and tax bracket make it an unpleasant option for many frugal commuters.

The 125cc segment offers the intermediate solution, offering better performance than their smaller cousins ​​while being more economical than their bigger brothers.

With that in mind, here are three 125cc options that balance sportiness and performance, and one that doesn’t.

Stryker 125 CC TV

Trader: TVS Auto Bangladesh Ltd

Price: Tk1,19,900

The TVS Stryker perfectly illustrates the midrange nature of the 125cc segment, as its design and performance sits somewhere between a commuter bike and a sporty bike.

The air-cooled 124.53cc single cylinder engine produces 10.86 BHP and 10.8 Nm of torque, transmitted to the rear wheel via a four-speed gearbox.

Features include a front disc brake, LED tail light and a fully digital instrument cluster. All in all, if you are looking for a motorcycle with a good appearance, decent performance and want to stay under the 150cc tax bracket, the Stryker will be the perfect fit for you.

Honda CB Shine SP

Trader: Bangladesh Honda Private Limited

Price: Tk1,26,900

For those looking for a bit more performance and want it from a brand that is likely guaranteed by both their father and grandfather, there is the Honda CB Shine SP.

The bike’s 125cc engine develops 10.6 BHP and 10.30 Nm of torque, with the gearbox spotting additional speed for better top-end performance.

The instrument cluster is a combination of analog and digital meters, while the front disc brake is mounted on a 5 split spoke alloy wheel, which helps improve fuel economy.

Like all other BHL products, the Shine comes with a plethora of optional accessories, allowing you to customize your bike to your liking.

Bajaj Discover 125 Disc

Trader: Uttara Motors Limited

Price: Tk1.36000

One of the newer bikes on this list, the Bajaj Discover 125 Disc comes standard with a number of advanced features which are quite rare in its price.

Examples include a digital dashboard with an analog tachometer, LED daytime running lights and a front disc brake with a non-slip combination brake system.

The 124.5cc DTS-i engine’s 10.8 BHP and 11Nm of torque are decent, and the inclusion of a five-speed gearbox is a nice touch.

All in all, this Discover is currently the best feature-rich option in the under 2,000,000 price tag, assuming you’re looking for a bike with some utility. If you don’t care, just read on.

Kawasaki Ninja 125

Trader: Asian Motorbikes Limited

Price: Tk4,99,000

While the other bike on the list tries to balance utility and performance, the Kawasaki Ninja 125 pokes fun at the first.

The Green Beast’s 125cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine produces an impressive 15 hp and 11.7 Nm of torque and hits three digits faster than many 160cc motorcycles, thanks to its high-speed gearbox. 6 speeds.

Dual-piston disc brakes are provided on both wheels, which are controlled by dual-channel ABS for extra stopping power.

Its all-digital dashboard lacks handy features like individual turn signal markers and speedometers, but with performance numbers like this, who cares?


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