Product Type: Honda motorcycles
Newest Review: ... it even more fuel efficient. If you can afford it I'd say go for the newer 2007 + versions of the Honda CBR 125, they look nicer and F... more
An all round champion of the 125cc market - save yourself petrol and not style.
Member Name: maidstoneman
Advantages: 4 Stroke, reliable, sleek, easy to maintain, very cheap
Disadvantages: Skinny tyres
This is a great little bike, would make for a great commuter and also very stylish on the road and by far the best point being that the bike seems to be bulletproof the engine is very low maitenance and is extremely reliable. I purchased a 58 model early last year and has not let me down once, clocking nearly 10,000 miles the bike is still running very nicely and although i service it as instructed have not had to carry out any costly repairs or services since. The bikes MPG is unbelievable at times and offers around the 80 mark approximately. With a range of about 120 miles on a tank (at high speed) this bike is probably better suited for urban commuting and due to its size is highly manouvable around busy streets and traffic alike.
The bike also outperforms most bikes in its class because of its sleek style and nicely tuned engine which offers a maximum speed of 80mph (thats a realistic figure which i have achieved) and perhaps higher with a tail wind.
Importantly for a bike of this class it is also new rider friendly with being able to deal with new rider mistakes and can certainly take some abuse being such a reliable motor. The machine was updated in 08 with the fuel injection system but have heard that the earlier bikes (04) onwards are just as reliable and these bikes offer a real alternative to the noisey 2 strokes available which are noisey, unreliable and trying to be something that they are quite clearly not.
I highly recommend this bike on personal experience before making the step up to a larger bike.
The only downside i can see is its size which is perhaps smaller than some of its rivals such as the yamaha yzf 125, most noticeably with the skinnier tyres which may not be to everybodys liking but this fully compensates for great manouvaribility on the road and cornering.
The bike is however rather much cheaper than its rivals in particular the yamaha yzf and the aprilia rs125
Summary: Great 1st bike and highly recommended to a new rider or someone looking for a good commuter
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