You probably have seen lots of viral videos with people having fun riding absurdly tiny motorcycles that can barely sit a kid. While those remain illegal on the streets and can only serve as a cool item in your man-cave or a toy for children, manufacturers do notice the universal love for small bikes and offer downsized two wheelers in their lineups. In this episode we will be showing the smallest production motorcycles of today that you can actually buy.

These models are super friendly to new riders and people on a tight budget, since the prices don’t ever go over…, plus they can bring lots of fun to the more seasoned motorcycling enthusiasts, offering incredible agility and lively demeanor.

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Motorcycles featured in this video:

Honda Monkey:

The iconic Honda Monkey first saw the world in 1969 as a 49 cc child’s plaything for an amusement park in Tokyo. However, it has proven to be so popular that the groovy road legal version was released and exported to the US and Europe.

Zero FXS:

Zero FXS is an affordable bike model from Zero for city driving, local off-roading and day-track, that is a combination of speed and all-terrain agility.


Exo was manufactured in Estonia and is a versatile electric two-wheeler with affordable price and acceptable technical specifications.

Honda MSX 125:

The Honda Grom is among the best known and loved 125 cc displacement motorcycles on the market, due to its pocket size, affordable pricing and reliability.

Benelli Tornado Naked T 125:

Benelli motorcycles is one of the oldest Italian manufacturers established all the way in 1911. Their single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled 125cc Tornado Naked T 125 offers maximum fuel efficiency in all driving conditions.

Venom X21R 125:

Venom x21R is a 125cc mini bike with a very attractive price tag of $1,500, developed by Venom Motorsports which specializes in manufacturing and retail of limited edition pocket bikes, ATVs, dirt bikes and compact motorcycles.

Kawasaki Z125 PRO:

Kawasaki Z125 PRO is lively city commuter with a 125 cc inline-1, a 2-gal fuel tank, and a LCD dashboard. With the price of $3,199, it is one of the cheapest small bikes on the market.

KTM 125 Duke:

KTM 125 Duke is a well-equipped small motorcycle with 15hp engine, ABS system, TFT dash, and optional smartphone connectivity. At $5,500, it is priced higher than competitors.

Honda Motocompo:

Dax Honda ST50:

One more option that people looking for a tiny motorcycle have, is to go back in time and purchase one of the downsized mini-motorcycles of the past which used to be among the best sellers on the market. Among such models we can point out retro Hondas like 1969 ST50 or Motocompo from 1982.


In order to get ahead of the competition which includes louder names like Honda and Kawasaki, Kymco decided to give its mini bike a slightly bigger 149.4 cc 4-stroke single cyl engine with 12.5 horsepower and 8 lb-ft of torque.


One more class in the world of minibikes is those motorized two wheelers designed specifically for kids to learn how to operate such a vehicle. Manufacturers like Yamaha, KTM and Honda offer downsized versions of their production bikes for the very little, however we wanted to review one more less known option from the British manufacturer Oset MX-10.


  1. Small motorcycles are pretty numerous on the market and have lots of fans around the world. Are you one of them? Would you say that a tiny 125cc is a cool starter bike or is it only appropriate for teenagers and maybe doing some crazy stunts? Share with us in the comments!

  2. These must be local or something. If they were internationally available, we'd probably see them on the streets.

  3. <— Panda Trail rider (Direct CT70 clone) 72cc 4spd semi auto, 10 inch wheels…
    If this tops out at 55mph (It does), what is keeping the 125cc bikes from at least doing 65-70?
    Is the weight that much of a problem?

  4. the idea of electric bikes is intriging from the future but at the moment they are preety useless for my needs, if it doesnt make at least 200 km i'll just have to leave it in the middle of the road

  5. Go to Philippines and you can actually buy a copy of X21R, Kawasaki and Honda grom for only meager $1000-2000 I saw many foreigners bought them, a word of advice though not as same quality but equal the fun as riding the original counterparts.

  6. i had an early model benelli 4 speed, blue frame, silver tank and trimmings with studded tires and speedo integrated into the top of the headlight. there were turning signals too. it shared the same engine and carb with a "harley davidson" made in italy. the entire engine and transmission were interchangable. just one single cylinder, i dont know how many cc's it really had. i think a gear had gone out of the benelli, and since i never had the harley running, i dont know much. they were both road legal. i just cant remember much. the benelli had handle bars that had a cam lever you could flip and then fold the bars in and make it easier to load into a car. i loved it while it lasted, but i quickly outgrew the little 2 stroke, and ended up with a hodaka that had been beaten up. it still helped me learn. unfortunately i got run off the road by a farmer in 2010, and im always in pain. but in the nice weather here in iowa, i hear a bike, and close my eyes and dream of rolling on 2 wheels. being stuck in a wheelchair only taught me that anything can happen, no matter how cautious you are! be safe, have fun, ride on!

  7. I have a MSX125 Uk (Grom)
    Benelli's Style is great.
    Venom X21R Looks like it has the exact same display as the MSX/Grom!
    Loving that Zero FXS 27HP Electric bike too!!

  8. Honda Monkey. Some say it's price is "stupid" or something but it isn't. That's a very iconic bike. Even the old one is expensive. Like 2000 euros here for a real stock one.

  9. $6,000.00 for 125cc bike you can't take up on the freeway?? Nah, I'll pass. I just go get an older 900cc that can go on the freeway. And probley pay like half that price.


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