HONDA CB125R 2018

HONDA CB125R 2018

Riding along the rain soaked, pothole laden cobbled streets of Lisbon, Portugal, the ride felt plush and forgiving ironing out all but the largest of creases with minimal fuss.

As well as being comfortable, it also feels refreshingly nimble, thanks to grippy Dunlop Sportmax GPR 300 rubber and a claimed kerb weight of just 125.8kg allowing you to scythe through congestion with ease.

Away from the city centre, the little Honda is also perfectly competent when the going gets twisty, with plenty of ground clearance to inspire healthy lean angles and a mildly aggressive riding position. gsxr600 fairings

At the heart of the CB125R lies a peppy 125cc 2v SOHC single cylinder engine, producing 13.1bhp. Although up to 1.7bhp down on its main rivals, it’s more than capable of getting ahead and staying ahead of the urban sprawl.

Allowing the bike to stretch its legs, the power delivery feels linear and predictable, pulling comfortably all the way to its 11,000rpm redline and producing a characterful warble, reminiscent of a low capacity trail bike. custom harley fairings

This is audible at all times, too thanks to a deliberately up turned muffler, which Honda designed to help novice riders operating a motorcycle for the first time.

Replacing the now outgoing fully faired CBR125R, the upright CB adds a level of sophistication to the genre, offering big bike looks and components alongside a claimed lightest weight in class and near 300 mile tank range.

With an easy to read and operate LCD dash upfront, the CB also shares the same frame and 41mm upside down Showa forks as the larger soon to be released CB300R and would be more than adequate for experienced riders looking for a cheap inner city commuter.

You also get an appropriately damped non adjustable rear shock, full LED lighting (including indicators), IMU operated two channel ABS and a four piston radial front brake caliper. 2003 cbr600rr fairings

My favourite features are, in no particular order, the digital display which is clear and easy to read. It includes a fuel gauge and gear selection indicator. The rev meter is easy to read at the top. The LED headlight is super bright at night and has a nice design to it with a whitish hue to the light. All the lights at the front stay on as daytime running lights so you feel safe and visible to traffic. Feels like a quality bike, solid on the road and nimble in the corners. Cheap to run. Looks bad ass in matt black. gsxr 1000 fairings

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