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The SH Mode 125 is designed from the outset around some key baselines. Firstly, a comfortable and upright riding position plus compact body style and low seat height. Ease of use – wheeling it around, getting on and off, and operation were also important considerations.
And as a model aimed, in the main, at the fashion-conscious young rider it had to look good, both when parked and when being ridden; to that end, numerous sketches were made early in the development process both with and without rider.
All-round utility and accessibility is provided by plenty of useful storage space, compliant suspension and a comfortable ride. Standard fitment Combined Braking System (CBS) ensures confident stopping for the less experienced rider while the SH Mode’s 125cc engine – tuned for easy control at low-to-mid rpm – serves up gentle and usable acceleration with outstanding fuel economy and reliability.
At the start of development Honda engineers took the SH125i engine and set about tailoring it specifically for the SH Mode 125. Their aim was to produce a well-balanced and easy-to-use power delivery – with flat, linear torque from zero rpm – perfect for urban environments and riders with diverse riding experience and expectations.
Ultimate wallet-friendly fuel efficiency and minimal environmental impact were also important factors. Compression ratio is 11:1, bore and stroke is 52.4mm x 57.9mm and power output of 8.4kW @ 8,500rpm is complemented by torque of 12Nm @ 5,000rpm. With Idling Stop engaged fuel consumption is 141mpgand a range of 171m is possible from the 5.5 litre fuel tank.
The basic architecture of the liquid-cooled four-stroke SOHC 2-valve engine – with eSP (enhanced Smart Power) – is built around a host of low-friction technologies all working together to minimize fuel consumption and maximize output. An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft.
A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction. A shell-type needle bearing is used for the rocker arm shaft while small and light rollers work in conjunction with cam profile and valve spring load.
A compact high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. The drive pulley features a fin design that lowers air resistance and the follower pulley reduces pressure on the drive belt, cutting transmission losses.
The PGM-FI fuel injection system’s ECU controls throttle butterfly opening versus engine speed and also calculates outside air temperature, coolant temperature and other engine management data to optimize the balance of fuel metered with ignition timing.
The SH Mode 125’s compact, round-shape design outlines an elegant and crisp silhouette, arranging curvaceous surfaces for an intimate – yet solid – feel. Two-tone body parts create a light and textured ambience while adjustable inner fenders installed around the rear tyre add depth and functionality. A full-face size helmet can be stored under the seat, which opens and closes via a centralized combination lock in the main switch area. A large folding hook is installed in the front leg shield boosting carrying capacity.
The dash is laid out so important information is instantly easy to read. A large, dial-style central speedometer is surrounded by Idling Stop indicator and turn signal warning light.
The main stand has also been carefully sited at just the right contact area on the ground for the rider’s foot, making it easier to use. In addition, a side stand is equipped as standard. Passengers are not forgotten. They have a comfortable space plus folding footplates and grab rails integrated into the large die-cast aluminium rack.
The SH Mode 125’s high-tensile tubular steel underbone frame uses a central truss section tying the main frame and rear subframe neatly together. The telescopic forks feature 89mm travel, the rear suspension – with 5-stage adjustable spring preload – has 75mm travel. Rake is set at 27° with 68mm trail and wheelbase of 1,305mm. Overall dimensions are compact: (LxWxH) of 1930mm x 665mm x 1105mm, with 145mm ground clearance. Combined with a kerb weight of 116kg, this creates an outstandingly agile and user-friendly city scooter.
A 46° handlebar turning angle left and right achieves a 1.9m turning circle – similar to a scooter with a 14-inch, rather than 16-inch front wheel. This makes it much easier to turn the SH Mode 125 around in tight spaces. A mechanism within the front brake caliper also reduces pad pressure against the disc, resulting in a lighter effort needed to push the scooter with minimal drag resistance in motion.
The 16-inch 10-spoke cast-aluminum front wheel mounts an 80/90-16 tyre, the 14-inch rear wheel a 100/90-14. The front 220mm hydraulic disc brake links to a rear 130mm drum via CBS, ensuring smooth and evenly distributed braking force at all times, including hard and emergency stops.
Pearl Jasmine White
Candy Noble Red
Poseidon Black Metallic
Matt Techno Silver Metallic
To ride the SH Mode 125, 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 57.9|
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|C02 Emissions||48 g/km|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||125|
|Engine Type (cm³)||Single-cylinder, liquid cooled, SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve|
|Max. Power Output||8.4 kW/8,500rpm (95/1/EC)|
|Max. Torque||12 Nm/5000 rpm (95/1/EC)|
|Oil Capacity (Litres)||0.9L|
|Clutch||Automatic Centrifugal Clutch Dry Type|
|Transmission Type||No shift|
|Battery Capacity (VAh)||12V-5Ah|
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)||1930 X 665 X 1105|
|Frame type||Under bone|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||5.5 litres|
|Fuel Consumption||133 mpg (141 mpg with Idle Stop)|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||145|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||116|
|Seat Height (mm)||765|
|Brakes Front||220mm hydraulic disc|
|Brakes Rear||130mm drum|
|Suspension Rear||Unit swingarm|
|Tyre Size Front||80/90-16M/C 43P|
|Tyre Size Rear||100/90-14M/C 57P|
|Wheels Front||Cast aluminium 16M/CXMT2.15|
|Wheels Rear||Cast aluminium 14M/CXMT2.75|
Unfortunately there are no specifications for this bike.