Info on 125H please.

Lambertini era singles (125 and 250 - half v-twins)

Info on 125H please.

Postby Mark » 19 Aug 2018 16:32

Hello all.
I only have experience of 350’s and find myself considering the Lambertini 125H of late.
Can anyone tell me what I should be paying for a decent one and if any year is different from another, is the wire wheel model more cherished etc, is there any feature specific to them or are they, generally speaking, the same spec/components as the larger bikes but with half the motor?
I’ve been surprised how few there seem to be for sale anywhere - did they not make many or do not many survive?
Any opinions appreciated,
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Re: Info on 125H please.

Postby davel182 » 19 Aug 2018 17:02

I don't have a 125H so opinions of those that do will be more useful to you.

However I do have a 350 and a 250T (single cylinder). The worst thing I find about the single cylinder is the vibration and I would guess that it applies at least to some extent to the 125. Having said that, it is lighter and lower than the 350 and I find it much nicer to ride in that respect and I would think the 125 is even more so. To me, the handling is much better (despite the many comments about the 350). Spares are not as available - even NLM struggle with the single-specific spares (though of course many of the engine parts are shared with the appropriate twin).

Lastly, you only have to look at the number of posts in this section of the forum to get an idea of how many singles are actually on the road.

Hope you decide to get one and good luck with it.

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Re: Info on 125H please.

Postby acemorini » 19 Aug 2018 17:30

I have a spoked wheel and front disc brake 125H, which I think and everyone that see it is one of the nicest looking bikes I have. As Davel182 stated yes it does vibrate a bit and yes it really handles as it’s quite slow you can just keep the throttle wound right open and just go round the bends flat out 55/ 60 mph I would estimate as the Speedo is quite erratic.
I mainly use mine for running around town and up and down the lanes between home and work, never needed any spares as it only does a small amount of miles per year and it was completely restored by it previous owner.
If you can find one, not that many about I would say get it as they are great little bike yes they really are small.
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Re: Info on 125H please.

Postby Mark » 24 Aug 2018 21:42

Thanks both for your replies.
Interesting you comment on the fabled handling of the 350 Davel 185, I have two 350’s and a third being restored and, much as I love them, I’ve never been totally impressed with the handling either. . . are we missing something?
Acemorini, I’ve seen a bike like your’s for sale for a few hundred euros, but the photos are very low definition and there don’t seem to be any clocks or dash/ idiot lights, and I can see the fork chrome is shot, despite the owner’s emailed assurance that it’s complete and in fine condition - I don’t want to do an 800km round trip to find a complete rebuild with difficult to source bits missing - I’m guessing there are very very few of those 9000rpm red line rev counters out there for sale, and the fuel and autostrada costs alone would double the purchase price!!
It’s unexpected to find that the 60’s singles are far more commonly for sale than the 125H, but it’s wetted my appetite to find one of these unheralded rarities.
Watch this space!
Regards,
Mark.
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Re: Info on 125H please.

Postby 72degrees » 25 Aug 2018 07:08

No comments about Morini handling are valid unless you have ridden a 250 twin ;)
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Re: Info on 125H please.

Postby MickeyMoto » 25 Aug 2018 09:09

Mark wrote:Thanks both for your replies.
Interesting you comment on the fabled handling of the 350 Davel 185, I have two 350’s and a third being restored and, much as I love them, I’ve never been totally impressed with the handling either. . . are we missing something?

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Mark.


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Re: Info on 125H please.

Postby acemorini » 24 Sep 2018 16:15

125H just been listed on eBay, starting at £600.00, looks very nice.
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