Honda CA 125 Rebel


Make Model

Honda CA 125 Rebel


1995 -


Four stroke, twin cylinder


125 cc / 7.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 44.0 x 41.0 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.4:1





Max Power

11 hp / 8 kW @ 9500 rpm

Max Torque

9.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks
Front wheel Travel 116 mm / 4.6 in

Rear Suspension

Dual shocks
Rear Wheel Travel  75 mm / 3.0 in

Front Brakes

Single 240mm disc  2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes


Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Wheelbase 1460 mm / 57.5 in
Seat Height 675 mm / 26.6 in

Dry Weight

137 kg / 302 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

10 Litres / 2.6 US gal

This 125 cruiser from the '90s loses out a little bit, mainly because it uses the old 1980s Honda CB125cc twin cylinder motor. If you're short in the leg, or short on cash, then the Honda CA125 Rebel makes an acceptable used bargain, as the build quality is a cut above some other 125 cruisers, but Honda's VT125 Shadow is miles better.

The old four valve, twin cylinder engine in the Honda CA125 Rebel dates back to the CB125 of the 1980s - the baby Superdream as it was known back then - and just hasn't got the refinement, or the acceleration of some V-twin powered 125cc cruisers. The engine gets you there eventually, and is frugal on fuel, but overall the Honda CA125 Rebel is hard work. Most 125cc cruisers have pretty basic suspension and frame technology and the Honda CA125 Rebel is no exception. But apart from a bit of choppiness and a slightly vague feeling at the front end, it commutes just fine. It just lacks the finesse of more modern motorcycles.

The Honda CA125 Rebel is a one person cruiser, the pillion pad is just that - a small pad. There are basic mirrors, lighting and brakes fitted on the Honda CA125 Rebel. It's got everything it needs, but extras basically boil down to spoked wheels, forward foot controls and a grabrail.

Source MCN