HONDA PS125 (2006 - on) Review
At a glance
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Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
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.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
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.
EngineNext up: Reliability
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
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
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 vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
£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.
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.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single|
|Frame type||Tubular frame|
|Fuel capacity||8 litres|
|Front brake||220mm disc, 2-piston caliper|
|Rear brake||130mm drum|
|Front tyre size||110/90-13|
|Rear tyre size||130/70-13|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||74 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£20|
|Annual service cost||-|
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How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||14 bhp|
|Max torque||8.5 ft-lb|
|Top speed||65 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||132 miles|
Model history & versions
Owners' reviews for the HONDA PS125 (2006 - on)
3 owners have reviewed their HONDA PS125 (2006 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.
Summary of owners' reviews
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Very well built Honda and for what it is a great scooter hard to find faults, Bought it for a change the most impressive thing is off the light around town, its keeps you away from trouble. I have good set of grippy Avon tyres and good surfaces its real fun, highly recommend Black looks the best.
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.
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