The Honda CBR125R was updated for the 2011 but it is only a cosmetic update to keep it in line with the all new and just released all new CBR250R also released in the same year. It is also unlikely for it  change for another few years. From pictures you could easily confuse the two models which is probably the intentional. Both version are targeted at learner riders and commuters who want a good looking and reliable transport.

The engine is a single cylinder model that produces decent power and the quality of manufacture is very good too. Overall it is easily better built than Korean or Chinese manufacturers of the same engine capacity. In terms on specification comparison the CBR125R is up there with the best in class and adds racing pedigree.

I can’t really say much more about the CBR125R because it a typical Honda meaning it’s good looking, reliable and well priced. The basic design has been around for nearly 10 years and updated several times as per most of the models in this class. In certain colors it does look much nicer than other Japanese manufacturers and has more street cred than a scooter…

If you are considering the CBR125R maybe you should also consider the CBR250R? After all there isn’t much of a price difference except when there are specials on!

Honda CBR125R Key Specifications
Engine:   IL1 cylinder 4-stroke 2 valve SOHC PGM-FI (EFI)
Capacity:  124.7cc
Power/Torque:  9.8Kw @ 10,000 RPM 10.6Nm @ 8250 RPM 
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  136kg
Performance:  0-100kph 10 seconds Approx
Max Speed 120Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   13 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
Seat height:  795mm
Dimensions: L1985 X W710 X H1135
 Recommended Retail Price:   $3990 (2012)

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