New learner legal Honda CB125R gets more tech, revised styling and a fresh new colour scheme

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Honda have announced changes to their CB125R, promising tweaks to the styling plus a new TFT dash and updated colours.

The easy-going naked’s 124.9cc single cylinder DOHC engine is now Euro5+ compliant and produces 14.8bhp at 10,000rpm. Torque sits at 8.6lb.ft at 8000rpm, with a seat height and kerb weight of 816mm and 130kg respectively.

Honda claim a top speed of just 65mph, meaning it should be able to keep up with traffic but does lose out on precious final miles per hour when compared with some rivals and it won’t be much fun on motorways. The engine is coupled to a six-speed gearbox.

Honda CB125R right side view

As before, an IMU-controlled cornering ABS unit will remain in place, but new tech upgrades include a 5in colour TFT dash, lifted from the larger four-cylinder CB1000R. This is controlled via new switchgear, with full LED lighting for a premium touch.

Retained from the previous model is a set of 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) upside-down forks, plus a radially mounted four-piston caliper with 296mm front disc.

The styling remains largely unchanged – mimicking the larger CB300R, CB650R, and CB1000R. Now though, there are larger CB125R graphics, plus four new colours to choose from, consisting of blue, black, red, and white. Prices start at £4699.

Honda CB125R front headlight and tank