Honda CG125 For Sale

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Honda CG125
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Insurance Costs: 2 of 10
Current Prices: £1,950–£1,150

What Is It?

The Honda CG125 is a learner friendly naked bike and is powered by an air-cooled single cylinder 124 cc four stroke engine, producing 11 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • 114 mm drum brakes
  • 27 mm telescopic fork with 115 mm travel
  • Dual shocks with 80 mm 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 120 cc 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 100 cc machine before the law suddenly needed a cheap, easy to maintain and relatively disposable 125.

Colours: Red, blue

Updates

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.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Reasonably tolerant to fuel quality
  • A learning legend
  • Easy to maintain
  • Reliable
  • Cheap

Any Downsides?

  • No fuel gauge
  • Dim lights

Specs

Launch RRP: £2,000

Capacity: 124 cc (low)

Power: 11 bhp / 8 kW (low)

Red Line: 10,500 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 65 mph / 105 km/h (average)

Economy: 90 mpg / 3.1 L/100km (very good)

Range: 250 miles / 402 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 12.8 litres / 2.8 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 771 mm / 30.4 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 114 kg / 251 pounds (light)

Dry Weight: 95 kg / 209 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.096 bhp/kg / 0.072 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1976
£1,600
£1,300
£1,150
18,800
1977
£1,450
£1,150
£1,050
19,600
1978
£1,500
£1,200
£1,050
20,300
1979
£1,500
£1,200
£1,050
21,000
1980
£1,500
£1,200
£1,050
21,800
1981
£1,500
£1,200
£1,050
22,400
1982
£1,550
£1,250
£1,100
23,100
1983
£1,550
£1,250
£1,100
23,700
1984
£1,550
£1,250
£1,100
24,300
1985
£1,600
£1,250
£1,100
24,900
1986
£1,600
£1,300
£1,150
25,400
1987
£1,600
£1,300
£1,150
25,800
1988
£1,650
£1,300
£1,150
26,200
1989
£1,650
£1,350
£1,150
26,600
1990
£1,650
£1,350
£1,200
26,900
1991
£1,700
£1,350
£1,200
27,100
1992
£1,700
£1,350
£1,200
27,300
1993
£1,750
£1,400
£1,200
27,400
1994
£1,750
£1,400
£1,250
27,500
1995
£1,750
£1,400
£1,250
27,500
1996
£1,800
£1,450
£1,250
27,400
1997
£1,800
£1,450
£1,300
27,200
1998
£1,850
£1,450
£1,300
27,000
1999
£1,850
£1,500
£1,300
26,600
2000
£1,850
£1,500
£1,300
26,200
2001
£1,900
£1,500
£1,350
25,700
2002
£1,900
£1,550
£1,350
25,100
2003
£1,950
£1,550
£1,350
24,400

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1976
-
6
6
Rarely
1977
2
9
11
Rarely
1978
1
4
5
Rarely
1979
1
1
2
Rarely
1980
1
4
5
14 / month
1981
-
1
1
Rarely
1982
11
34
45
Rarely
1983
20
67
87
Rarely
1984
24
64
88
Rarely
1985
21
95
116
Rarely
1986
34
120
154
Rarely
1987
35
140
175
Rarely
1988
48
207
255
Rarely
1989
60
281
341
Rarely
1990
68
284
352
Rarely
1991
50
188
238
8 / month
1992
19
86
105
Rarely
1993
55
217
272
Rarely
1994
34
113
147
Rarely
1995
13
53
66
Rarely
1996
32
64
96
Rarely
1997
65
158
223
Rarely
1998
71
250
321
9 / month
1999
121
288
409
Rarely
2000
117
244
361
Rarely
2001
239
469
708
8 / month
2002
327
578
905
27 / month
2003
28
57
85
Rarely

Source: DVLA