Honda CG125 For Sale
Insurance Costs: 2 of 10
Current Prices: £1,350–£1,000
Launch RRP: £2,000
Power: 11 bhp
Engine: 124 cc, 10,500 rpm red line, 65 mph top speed
Economy: 90 mpg
Range: 250 miles from the 12.8 litre tank
Seat Height: 771 mm
Weight: 114 kg (wet), 95 kg (dry)
What Is It?
The Honda CG125 is a learner friendly naked bike and is powered by an air-cooled single cylinder 124cc four stroke engine, producing 11bhp at 9,000rpm and maximum torque at 7,000rpm.
- Steel tubular frame
- 114mm drum brakes
- 27mm telescopic fork with 115mm travel
- Dual shocks with 80mm travel and adjustable pre-load
- Five speed gearbox
- Kick starter and 6V electrics
- Neutral warning light
- Washable air filter
The cheap as chips CG125 is one of the simplest Honda bikes and this contributes hugely to its reliability. It was designed for production and sale in China, Brazil, Thailand and Indonesia but also found its way around the globe.
Crucially it's a simple pushrod engine with long service intervals and more tolerance to lazy maintenance. That's mainly because Honda realised that the biggest market for it, in Asia, wanted precisely that; a machine they could flog every day until it finally keeled over.
It can also cope with more overloading than you might expect i.e. several people or rider and livestock. Even the lights are basic, being powered by a magneto rather than from a battery. The 18" wheels take a 70/100 tyre at the front and 90/90 at the rear.
In the UK, when the new learner 120cc plus test law landed mid 90s, it was in prime place to scoop up big sales from riding schools. Anyone in the market for a 100cc machine before the law suddenly needed a cheap, easy to maintain and relatively disposable 125.
1985: Electrical system moves to 12V.
1998: Modern looking plastic bodywork.
2001: Electric ignition alongside the kick starter, increase in fuel capacity and front disc brake with single piston caliper.
Colours: Red, blue
Check out this video review from Simon Hadden.
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|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total||For Sale|
|1976||-||6||6||30 / month|
|1978||1||4||5||2 / month|
|1995||13||53||66||2 / month|
|2001||239||469||708||9 / month|
|2002||327||578||905||39 / month|
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