Honda CB125

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Honda CB 125 (CB125E)

The Honda CB 125 budget road bike for newbies appeared in 2012 and is on sale to this day. The motorcycle has nothing to do with the eponymous line of motorcycles produced from 1973 to 1985. The model may also be called - Honda CB125E and Honda GLH 125.

The reason for the emergence of the Honda CB 125 was the success of the Yamaha YBR 125 model and Honda's desire to take a share of the market for low-cost training small-capacity motorcycles. If we compare both models, then immediately striking is their similarity not only in appearance, but also in the technical part - the same 125 cc air carburetor engine. see, the same 10 hp, the same frame, classic suspension, wheel size and brakes (disc in front, drum - in the back). Even the rims are the same shape.

The Honda CB 125 is a great choice for schools and beginner bikers looking to understand the basics of motorcycle ownership and use and get some basic riding skills. Affordable price, cheap service, low fuel consumption and reliability are the main characteristics of the Honda CB 125, making it an excellent alternative to Chinese technology.

The main competitors of the Honda CB 125 in the class:


Honda CB 125 (CB125E)
Honda CB 125 (CB125E)
Honda CB 125 (CB125E)


Specifications Honda CB 125:

ModelHonda CB 125
Motorcycle typeroad
Release year2012-present time.
Framesteel, half-duplex
Engine type1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume124.7 cubic meters cm.
Bore / stroke52.4mm x 57.8mm
Compression ratio9.2: 1
Number of valves per cylinderOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 24 mm
Ignition typeCDI
Maximum power10 hp at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque11 Nm at 6000 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size80/100 18
Rear tire size90/90 18
Front brakes1 disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspension31mm telescopic fork (unadjusted), 118mm travel
Rear suspensionDouble shock absorber (preload adjustment), 70mm travel
Dimensions (LxWxH)2048 x 752 x 1084 mm
Wheelbase1299 mm
Saddle height764 mm
Fuel tank capacity13.5 l
Maximum speed100 km / h
Motorcycle weight (curb)130 kg

Fuel consumption

The average fuel consumption for the Honda CB 125, according to the owners, is 2.5-3 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on riding style and terrain.