Honda CB 125F

   

Make Model

Honda CB 125F

Year

2015

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, OHC, two valve

Capacity

124.7 cc / 7.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 52.4 × 57.8 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Lubrication Wet sump

Induction

Fuel injection

Ignition 

Digital CDI
Starting Electric

Max Power

10.5 hp / 7.8 kW @ 7750 rpm

Max Torque

10.2 Nm / 7.5 lbft @ 6250 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel backbone

Front Suspension

31mm Telescopic fork, non-adjustable fork

Rear Suspension

Dual rear shocks with 5-step spring preload   adjustment

Front Brakes

Single 240mm disc 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

130mm drum
Wheels Six spoke cast aluminium

Front Tyre

100/80 -18

Rear Tyre

90/90 -18
Rake 26 °
Trail 97 mm / 3.8 in
Dimensions

Length  2035 mm / 80.1 in

Width   765 mm / 30.1 in

Height  1080 mm / 42.5 in

Wheelbase 1295 mm / 50.9 in
Seat Height 774 mm / 30.4 in
Ground Clearance 160 mm / 6.2 in

Wet Weight

129 kg / 284.3 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

13 Litres / 3.4 gal

 

In the modern world a 125 has to be a multi-faceted machine, capable of being the most economical way of getting from A to B, as well as being durable, easy to live with and economical. But it also most riders’ first bike, meaning that it needs to deliver excitement, inspire confidence, and have enough style and credibility to mean that you don’t park round the corner from the pub.

It’s a tough gig, but the 2015 CB125F aims to build on the talents of the current model, and gets a stronger family resemblance, to the CB500F and CB650F, to boost its presence. Honda insist that that the CB has had a decent hike in quality, too, underlying the fact by stating that it’s “been built to endure the rigours of European weather.”

Chassis
The newly designed steel frame suspends the engine from a sturdy central spine and features geometry that provides the best balance between ride comfort and straight line stability, with a focus toward light steering input and sporty feel at all lean angles. The wheelbase is a short 1292mm, while it weighs 129kg ready to ride.
The twin rear shocks offer 5-step spring preload adjustment, while the fork is non-adjustable. Also new are the six-spoke 18-inch aluminium wheels, which should offer a good balance of stability and ride quality over rough city streets.

 

Engine
The 124.7cc, air-cooled fuel-injected OHC 2-valve engine gets a revised cylinder head for 2015, and the addition of a balancer shaft to keep vibration down to a minimum. The 10.5bhp, 7.5lbft torque, output is delivered by via a 5-speed gearbox, with the balance aimed at strong low and mid-range torque, rather than peak power. Honda claim the engine’s pick up and throttle response is noticeably stronger from the new bike.

The fuel economy will please those averse to opening their wallet too often, with a claimed 120.7mpg providing a range of over 370 miles between fill-ups from the 13-litre tank, helped by its use of the latest PGM-FI system.