What to buy and how much to pay
Accept that nothing is cheap any more in the classic world and you can begin to see why folk are asking £2500 plus for any Honda CB125T in reasonable condition and running with an MOT. Project examples with everything there start from as little as £500 with dog rough ones half that. Much beyond £2.5k and the bike really will have to be extremely good for that sort of money. Even though the CB125T falls into the ever-widening chasm of being perceived as a classic, the model is not in particularly high demand. There’s nothing overtly wrong with it but it’s not in the same league as, say, a Yamaha RD125LC or a Kawasaki AR125. At all costs avoid any example that’s been supposedly converted into a café racer, bobber, brat or whatever; pay decent money for a CB125T thus bastardised and you can expect to see little of your cash back. It’s just one of those bikes that seems to attract the ‘angle grinder and coach bolt on brigade’.