FUN FACTOR REMAINS: Honda's CB125F is now available in SA and looks to continue with the solid performance of its predecessor. Image: QuickPic
Cape Town - Honda’s CBF125F has been around for a considerable time and now a new model is set to carry on where the old model left off.
Honda says the new CB125F draws from a fresh gene pool and while it maintains the previous model’s core strengths, it builds heavily on quality, ease of use and a new look.
The CB125F has been styled to resemble its bigger family members: the twin-cylinder CB500F and four-cylinder CB650F. An aggressive, streetfighter-like attitude matches an upright riding position and wide handlebars for better control on the road, says the manufacturer.
At a glance
An all-new steel frame provides strength and revised 18” wheels are designed to aid stability, as do the telescopic forks and twin rear shocks. Braking is delivered by a hydraulic caliper and disc up front with a drum rear.
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The CB125F will be available in four colours: Pearl Twinkle Yellow, Onyx Blue Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, and Candy Blazing Red.
To enhance the practicality of the CB125F, a newly designed compact instrument panel has been adopted, which includes the addition of a centrally-placed gear position indicator.
The bike’s kerb weight is 128kg.
Performance and Economy
The engine of the CB125F has been developed to deliver strong low and mid-range torque together with smooth throttle responses, says Honda, coupled to brisk acceleration in busy urban situations.
The CB125F’s 124.7cc, air-cooled fuel-injected 2-valve engine delivers 7.8kW/10.2Nm. The five-speed gearbox, the automaker says, provides a wide spread of useful ratios. Bore and stroke is set at 52.4 x 57.8mm, respectively, with a compression ratio of 9.2:1.
Fuel economy of 60km/litre provides a theoretical range of over 600km between fill-ups from the 13-litre fuel tank.
Price: R35 000