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We're taking a closer look at one of the most popular Honda bikes, the Honda CB125F.
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Honda CB125F Review

Honda CB125F Review

We're taking a closer look at one of the most popular Honda bikes, the Honda CB125F.

If you are looking for an affordable and economical bike, look no further than the Honda CB125F.

First introduced in 2015, it was brought in to replace the CBF125 – Honda's best-selling bike in the UK since 2008.

Since its release, the CB125F continues to be a best-seller and is a staple among riding schools and commuters alike.


Honda CB125F performance

The single cylinder four-stroke engine produces 10.7 BHP and a maximum torque of 10.9Nm. You can reach top speeds of 65mph which makes it ideal for both city riding and motorway cruising.

After a recent facelift, the Honda CB125F is now 11kg lighter which really shows when you steer into a turn.


Honda CB125F engine, gearbox, and exhaust

While the Honda CB125F retains the same four-stroke single cylinder engine as its predecessor, that’s about it.

It’s now been updated with a range of additions to improve the low to midrange torque and fuel economy. New additions include Honda’s latest fuel injection system, a revised cylinder head and exhaust system.

You can also easily switch between gears on the five-speed gearbox using the gear position indicator.

View a full breakdown of the Honda CB125F specs below:

Bore x Stroke (mm) 50x63.1
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 124cc
Engine Type Air cooled 4-stroke 2 valves OHC single cylinder
Max Power Output 8 kW / 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 10.9 Nm / 6,000 rpm
Starter Electric
C02 Emissions (g/km) 34g/km
Oil Capacity (Litres) 1.0


Honda CB125F suspension and chassis

The Honda CB125F has light suspension with a 30mm telescopic fork at the front and twin shocks at the rear.

The chassis is also lightweight which improves handling and fuel economy, whilst not skimping on performance.



Honda CB125F equipment

Although the price point of the Honda CB125F is lower, you get a decent amount of equipment for your money.

As well as LED headlights, you also get a speedometer, milometer, fuel gauge, and gear position indicator.


Honda CB125F running costs

The Honda CB125F is extremely economical to run, making it a great choice for commuting and longer rides. With a large fuel capacity of 13 litres and an average fuel consumption of 152mpg, you can ride up to 440 miles between visits to the pumps.

All Honda bikes are also covered by a two-year manufacturer warranty giving you extra peace of mind. There’s also the option of extending this by one or two years, with no mileage restrictions.


Honda CB125F deals at Vertu Motorcycles

At Vertu Motorcycles, we live and breathe bikes. Our knowledgeable team are experts in their field, whether you’re just starting your journey on two wheels, or looking to upgrade to the latest bike.

If you are a new rider, we offer motorcycle training taught to Honda School of Motorcycling standards. The sessions include comprehensive training and your motorcycle test.

Riding with like-minded people is a big part of the motorcycle community and that's why we formed The Vertu Motorcycles Club. When you join the club, you gain access to exclusive events where you can ride and chat with other bike enthusiasts.

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Contact us today to find the best deal on your new Honda CB125F bike or book a test ride at your local dealership. The kettle’s always on.

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