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An entry-level 125cc motorcycle has to be a multi-faceted machine. To some it represents the most economical way of getting from A to B, both in terms of initial affordability and running costs. To these riders it must be durable, easy to live with and economical: simple, trouble-free transport at its most fundamental.
But to many new riders a 125 is the start of their motorcycling adventure, their first ‘real’ bike. So it must deliver all of the above and everything else that a motorcycle should - the excitement, freedom and instinctive pleasure that two wheels bring to everyday life. Yet it also has to be easy for a novice to manage as he/she learns, with build quality that instills tangible pride of ownership and style that adds street credibility.
The new CB125F was styled with a strong family resemblance to the twin-cylinder CB500F and four-cylinder CB650F. An injection of aggressive ‘streetfighter’ attitude matched an upright riding position and wide handlebars, giving excellent control.
The CB125F’s 124.7cc, air-cooled fuel-injected OHC 2-valve engine is tough, proven and efficient. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.8mm, with compression ratio of 9.2:1. The cylinder head has been revised for 2015 and the addition of a balancer shaft neutralises vibration. The 5-speed gearbox provides a wide spread of useful ratios. Peak power of 7.8kW arrives at 7,750rpm, with maximum torque of 10.2Nm delivered at 6,250rpm.
But numbers tell only half of the story; focus of the engineering team was around the powerplant’s real-world user friendliness – in other words, strong low and mid-range torque, with excellent throttle response for smart acceleration from a standstill in urban riding. The engine’s pick up and throttle response is noticeably stronger.
Fuel economy of 51.3km/l (WMTC mode) provides a range of over 600km between fill-ups from the 13-litre tank and the PGM-FI employs the latest solenoid, making for much easier starting in extreme cold or adverse weather. For 2017, the engine also complies with the stringent new EURO4 regulations, under which the allowable limits for exhaust tailpipe pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide, are approximately half of those for EURO3.
With strong desire for naked motorcycles of all capacities throughout Europe, the CB125F channels its larger siblings’ street style with a broad-shouldered and muscular ‘mass forward’ stance. Angular side shrouds extend forward from the fuel tank and the contoured side cowls narrow neatly, minimizing the height difference between rider and pillion. The compact nose cowl surrounding the multi reflector headlight and dash display completes the aggressive new look. Clear indicator lenses and orange bulbs add a stylish finishing touch.
The engine, exhaust downpipe and muffler, fork lowers and wheels are blacked out, underlining the crisp lines and bright paintwork. Subtle red detailing is to be found on the shock springs and Honda logo on the engine crankcases. It's a bike built to endure the rigours of European weather, whilst its new style, build quality and finish add greatly to owner satisfaction.
The integrated steel frame suspends the engine from a sturdy central spine and features geometry that provides the best balance between ride comfort and straight line stability, with a focus toward light steering input and sporty feel at all lean angles. Rake and trail are set at 26° and 97mm with wheelbase of 1295mm. Kerb weight is just 128kg.
Dual rear shocks offer 5-step spring preload adjustment and complement the 120mm telescopic fork’s compliance and ride quality; stylish six-spoke 18-inch aluminium front and rear wheels increase stability and ride quality over rough city streets. Tyres are sized 80/100 front and 90/90 rear. A 240mm front disc is worked by a double piston caliper, with back up from the 130mm rear drum.
Pearl Sunbeam White
Candy Blazing Red
Pearl Twinkle Yellow
Onyx Blue Metallic
To ride the CB125F, at the minimum you will need a CBT and a provisional. This requires an L plate attached to bike.
The minimum age to hold an A1 licence is 17. With an A1 licence, you can ride a light motorcycle up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 cc. You may also ride motor tricycles with a power output of not more than 15 kW. The requirement is that you have passed your CBT, theory test and practical test.
All information on the licence required to ride the bikes are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. We endeavour to maintain accurate information, however cannot guarantee the details to be accurate all the time due to legislation changes. Cox Motor Group and North West Honda accepts no liability for any misrepresentation and recommends that the individual dealer be contacted to confirm the licence required to ride the bike.
|Bore × Stroke (mm)||52.4 x 57.8|
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|C02 Emissions||45 g/km|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||124.7cc|
|Engine Type (cm³)||Air-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve OHC single with balancer shaft|
|Max. Power Output||7.8kW @ 7,750rpm|
|Max. Torque||10.2Nm @ 6,250rpm|
|Oil Capacity (Litres)||1.0|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate with coil springs|
|Final Drive||Standard chain|
|Battery Capacity (VAh)||12V/6AH|
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)||2,035 x 765 x 1,080|
|Frame type||Diamond; steel|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||13 litres|
|Fuel Consumption||151.1 mpg|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||160|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||128kg (Front 58kg; Rear 70kg)|
|Seat Height (mm)||775|
|Brakes Front||240mm disc with double piston caliper|
|Brakes Rear||130mm drum|
|Suspension Front||120mm telescopic fork (31mm diameter)|
|Suspension Rear||Dual rear shocks with 5-step spring preload adjustment|
|Tyre Size Front||80/100 – 18M/C 47P|
|Tyre Size Rear||90/90 – 18M/C 51P|
|Wheels Front||18” six spoke cast aluminium|
|Wheels Rear||18” six spoke cast aluminium|
|Headlights||12V 35W (low), 35W (high)|
|Instruments||Speedometer, milometer, fuel gauge, rpm counter, gear position indicator|
|Tail Light||12V 21W (stop), 5W (tail)|