I'm hunting for a 125cc bike to get some experience before taking a test. As such, I'm looking for something that will be reliable, will handle reasonably well, and won't be a pig for a newbie to ride round cones, backwards, up walls, and whatever crazy things they want you to do on a test these days.
There are plenty of second hand YBRs and CGs around, but they tend to go for a fairly high price (for second hand... and often dropped, from what I've seen).
I was considering biting the bullet and dropping 2k on a new CBF125, but it's a lot of cash for a (hopefully) temporary bike.
I've seen a low mileage 08 plate AJS Eco125 for a good price (sub 1k) which looks in decent order.
Could anyone offer any thoughts on this? I'm not expecting Fireblade handling, just something that's going to be OK to ride, and not fall apart after 3 months.