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Suzuki VanVan 125 - best 125cc bikes

The Suzuki VanVan 125 is a fashion accessory scooter with real character behind it.

So good they named it twice, the Suzuki VanVan has been a cult bike since it was launched in 2003.

There’s no obvious reason, but then what cult has? The only one I can think of is that it looks cute in a funky, purposeful and retro kind of way, is fairly indestructible, and has built up a trendy following.

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The brakes and suspension are, er, fairly basic, but that means there’s less to go wrong with them. Having said that, The VanVan has got a fabulous turning circle, a nice stable ride, an engine which purrs along forever as long as you stick to about 50mph or thereabouts, and the saddle is surprisingly comfortable even two-up after a long day bumbling along admiring the view.

Heavens, there’s even a luggage rack at the back. And a toolkit. What more do you want? A fuel gauge or warning light would help but otherwise, the essentials are there.

Best 125cc bikes

  1. 1. KTM 125 Duke
  2. 2. Honda CB125F
  3. 3. Piaggio MP3
  4. 4. Honda Forza 125
  5. 5. Yamaha Tricity
  6. 6. Vespa Primavera
  7. 7. Aprilia RS4 125
  8. 8. Kawasaki J125
  9. 9. Suzuki VanVan 125
  10. 10. Peugeot Satelis 2 125i
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