|Bore × Stroke (mm)||52.4x57.8|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||124.7cc|
|Engine Type (cm³)||Air-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve OHC single with balancer shaft|
|Max. Power Output||7.8kW @ 7,750rpm|
|Max. Torque||10.2Nm @ 6,250rpm|
The CB125F was extensively revised for 2015 with CB-F family ‘naked’ style plus a responsive new chassis and six-spoke 18-inch wheels. Built for real-world usability, its air-cooled engine delivers strong low to mid-range torque, features a balance shaft and revised PGM-FI settings and is now EURO4 compliant for 2017. A gear position indicator was added for further practicality. Build quality was also enhanced, while purchase and ownership costs are outstandingly attractive. CBS brakes are added for 2017.
An entry-level 125cc motorcycle has to be a multi-faceted machine. To some it represents the most economical way of getting from A to B, both in terms of initial affordability and running costs. To these riders it must be durable, easy to live with and economical: simple, trouble-free transport at its most fundamental.
But to many new riders a 125 is the start of their motorcycling adventure, their first ‘real’ bike. So it must deliver all of the above and everything else that a motorcycle should - the excitement, freedom and instinctive pleasure that two wheels bring to everyday life. Yet it also has to be easy for a novice to manage as he/she learns, with build quality that instills tangible pride of ownership and style that adds street credibility.
For any manufacturer, welcoming and introducing fresh entrants to their brand is important. The right initial experience can lead to a lifelong association, especially when a family progression is built into the line-up for when age and experience advance.
Honda’s CBF125 has long proved a tough, user-friendly entry-level motorcycle. The new 2015 CB125F was drawn from a fresh gene pool and while it maintained the previous model’s core strengths, it built heavily on quality, ease of use and a desirable new look. It’s a great bike to simply get you where you need to be – or from where to begin the ride of a lifetime.