The Honda CBR125R is safe and easy – ideal for learners or lazy commuters. There’s no getting away from the Honda CBR125R’s tiny dimensions and very modest power output but you can push the Honda CBR125R hard and it doesn’t bite back. Brakes are ideal – progressive with enough power but not too much to catch out the unwary.
Liquid-cooled single cylinder four stroke engine works well in Honda CBR125R, producing 13bhp in a easy, useable manner. It should last well if the oil’s kept topped up (many won’t get that luxury). The Honda CBR125R gearbox is based on Honda’s off-road XR125 means the jump between first and second is rather large.
Honda don’t make tat – even their smaller bikes are well thought out and nicely finished, and the Honda CBR125R is proof of that. As with any used 125, Honda CBR125R problems are more likely due to neglect / crashes / theft that the last owner inflicted.
There are cheaper 125s out there but the Honda CBR125R provides about the best balance of fun and practicality per pound spent. Honda CBR125R running costs are low too and Honda aren’t about to disappear overnight – unlike some new, far eastern brands. Find a Honda CBR125R for sale.
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Taller riders may find themselves a fraction cramped on th Honda CBR125R but unless they’re attempting longer journeys it shouldn’t be a problem. Electric start is handy and even the Honda CBR125R's headlight (twin 35 watt bulbs) isn’t too puny.