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Honda CBF125 First Ride: Our first impressions

Published: 15 April 2015

Updated: 15 April 2015

"On first impressions it looks like Honda are going to be hanging onto their title for a while."

The new CB125F is a complete rework of the original. The motor has been fiddled with for more low to mid-range power and it gets a new fuel-injection and exhaust system, which Honda reckon will bump up the fuel consumption to around 140mpg. The CB125F has also been treated to new wheels, front fork, clocks and a full make-over.

The restyling makes a big difference, it’s been turned into a little naked bike to match the Honda CB500F and CB650F, and is a massive improvement.

The CBF was always a super easy going bike to ride, perfect for learners. Honda claim it’s now even easier after tweaking the fuelling and adding engine mods to reduce vibrations and make for a smoother ride. And they’re right, the little 125 is a cinch to ride and even with that little 125 motor pumping away the vibes are next to nothing.

To top it all off, Honda has knocked £200 off, pricing the 125 at a very reasonable £2,499.

Honda’s new CB125F replaces the outgoing CBF125 for 2015, which has held the UK’s best selling bike title since 2009. On first impressions it looks like Honda are going to be hanging onto their title for a while.

Catch the full report in next week’s MCN.

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