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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

The PS125i is sturdy, well made and has the weight of the Honda brand behind it, so you know it’s a safe and reliable purchase. That said, it’s pricier than the competition and doesn’t perform as well. Ridden in isolation it’s perfectly adequate, but for the money there are better scooters out there.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 5

The PS125i makes a claimed 13.5bhp from its liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine. That’s enough to propel it to around 65mph which is a little limited for the open road, but it gets off the line well enough for town use

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 5

One of the biggest weaknesses of the PS125i is its relatively high and wide seat. It makes it comfy on the go, but at 800mm it’s more awkward to paddle around at slow speed than other scoots and could put off shorter riders. The handling is acceptable for a town run-around but uninspiring and a little unstable – something about the riding position feels mildly unwieldy compared to other scooters, like Honda’s own brilliant PCX125. The brakes are the same – adequate but lacking bite.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4

In terms of storage there’s a bay under the seat big enough to take a full-face lid and a glovebox under the dash that holds the fuse box and not much else. The PS125i has a built in luggage rack/grab rail that takes an optional top box. Annoyingly though it’s missing a side stand. Compare and buy parts for the PS125i in the MCN Shop.

Honda PS125i (2006-current)

Detail Value
New price £2,899
Dealer used prices
£1,540 (2008) - £2,570 (2013)
Private used prices
£1,390 (2008) - £2,310 (2013)
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Engine size 125 cc
Power 13.5 bhp
Top speed 65 mph
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 3 rating is 5
Engine rating is 4 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 3 rating is 5
Equipment rating is 3 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 5 rating is 5
Value rating is 3 rating is 5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 5

It’s a Honda, so reliability will probably never be an issue. It’s also satisfyingly chunky and well made, even if the styling does look a little dull and dated, especially in silver. Thankfully there are nicer paint schemes available.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 5

£2,570 is a little bit expensive when you can get better looking, better handling and better equipped scooters for hundreds less. You’re paying partially for the Honda badge, so it’s up to you whether you think the extra reassurance is worth it. 0% finance is available though, which takes the sting out of the price a bit. Find a Honda PS125i for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: n/a

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Model History

Introduced 2006

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Specifications

Top speed 65 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 13.5 bhp
Max torque 8.5 ft-lb
Weight 135 kg
Seat height 800 mm
Fuel capacity 8 litres
Average fuel consumption mpg
Tank range miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group of 17
Engine size 125 cc
Engine specification Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single
Frame Tubular frame
Front suspension adjustment none
Rear suspension adjustment none
Front brakes 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake 130mm drum
Front tyre size 110/90-13
Rear tyre size 130/70-13

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(2 reviews)

  • it is Perfect scooter

    Valko

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    just to add to my previous review, the engine is good and because its automatic on traffic lights you pull up instantly you can even beat the blades if you need to, the cars are way behind, the linked brakes are perfect and contrary to the MCN review the bite is smooth and progressive if you need you can stop very fast like car not like regular bikes, I do 80 miles daily commute from South east to East London and back and it cost me about 6 pounds for 2 trips about 15 pounds weekly, you do the mpg math. It is perfect A to B bike, no gears to shift and belt drive no chain with messy oil, just enjoy the free ride.

    25 October 2012

  • the best Honda scooter

    Valko

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    not sure how MCN has rated this scooter so low, the matter of the fact is I was thinking to get PCX, but PS125i has way better comfort, probably because I am 6 foot 16 stone, but other scooters handles hit ny knees, this one is perfect, high seat, very good comfortable seat soaks potholes very well

    23 October 2012

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