Product Type: Honda motorcycles
Newest Review: ... the back of my vintage Land Rover so that I can take the little Honda away with me on holiday! The Honda CG125 performs as I expected it ... more
CG 125 standing in for Harley!
Author Name: Winno
Advantages: Cheap as chips; light and small enough to tuck into places you couldn't get a large bike into.
Disadvantages: No "road presence"; not a motorway machine; lots of vibration.
I bought my little CG125 about 3 years ago hoping to coax my other half to get back on the road, but despite having a full motorcycle licence and an immaculate Yamaha XV535, she is just not interested. I paid £150 for the little 1988 Honda, which had 17,300 on the clock.
This year I tidied the bike up with a new exhaust and kick start and repaired a couple of other grotty bits, put an MOT on it and insured it on a classic policy with 7 other bikes for a total annual premium of £95 - a bit steep, but at least the road tax was only £16...
A few days after getting it on the road, the rear master cylinder on my Harley failed, so I had no choice but to use the little Honda. At first it seemed so tiny and under-powered, and I felt so vunerable on it I rode with a flourescent jacket and full face helmet - unlike my large, and loud Harley, the baby Honda does not have a lot of road presence!
Anyway, after using it for 2 or 3 weeks I began to get familiar with it, and even rode it up the A3 to London, reaching an indicated 65 mph. At the second fill-up I put the most expensive "Super" fuel in it, and WOW! what a noticable difference!...
I feel like a bit of a clown on the wee bike, but it is doing it's job well. If the missus wants it, she can't have it 'cos I'm keeping it - there are so many times that I just don't want to drag the Harley out, such as short journeys and poor weather, and the tiny Honda will help me out no end!
I am thinking of mounting a motorcycle carrier on the back of my vintage Land Rover so that I can take the little Honda away with me on holiday!
The Honda CG125 performs as I expected it to and it a great little run around!
Summary: A fine wee bike.
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