It’s good to talk to other riders with experience, but only you know what bike suits you so it makes sense to take a test ride.
Sinnis Motorcycles are bringing three of their Terrain 125 models for you to try. Two will be available for on-road test rides. The third is the very bike tested for Overland Magazine by Helen Lloyd. You’ll find it at the Skills Course, where you can see how it handles over the obstacles.