Honda CG125 For Sale

Honda CG125
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Insurance Costs: 2 of 10

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Current Prices: £1,350–£1,000

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Launch RRP: £2,000

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Power: 11 bhp

Engine: 124 cc, 10,500 rpm red line, 65 mph top speed

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Economy: 90 mpg

Range: 250 miles from the 12.8 litre tank

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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.

Features include:

  • 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

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Bikes for Sale (2)

  • HONLEY MTR 125cc CLASSIC - HONDA CG 125 STYLE - 67 REG - ORANGE - BRAND NEW
    £1,695 eBay
    • £440 Over Guide Price
    • 1976
    • Mansfield(Map)
    • HONLEY MTR 125cc CLASSIC - HONDA CG 125 STYLE - 67 REG - ORANGE - BRAND NEW
  • Honda 2002
    £450 Trade-It
    • £650 Under Guide Price
    • 2002 (75,000 miles)

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1976 £1,250 £1,000 £900 19,300
1977 £1,250 £1,000 £900 20,600
1978 £1,250 £1,000 £900 21,900
1979 £1,250 £1,000 £900 23,000
1980 £1,250 £1,000 £900 24,100
1981 £1,250 £1,000 £900 25,000
1982 £1,250 £1,000 £900 25,900
1983 £1,250 £1,000 £900 26,600
1984 £1,300 £1,050 £900 27,300
1985 £1,300 £1,050 £900 27,800
1986 £1,300 £1,050 £900 28,300
1987 £1,300 £1,050 £900 28,700
1988 £1,300 £1,050 £900 29,000
1989 £1,300 £1,050 £900 29,200
1990 £1,300 £1,050 £900 29,300
1991 £1,300 £1,050 £900 29,300
1992 £1,300 £1,050 £900 29,200
1993 £1,300 £1,050 £950 29,000
1994 £1,300 £1,050 £950 28,800
1995 £1,300 £1,050 £950 28,500
1996 £1,350 £1,050 £950 28,100
1997 £1,350 £1,050 £950 27,600
1998 £1,350 £1,050 £950 27,000
1999 £1,350 £1,050 £950 26,400
2000 £1,350 £1,100 £950 25,700
2001 £1,350 £1,100 £950 24,900
2002 £1,350 £1,100 £950 24,100
2003 £1,350 £1,100 £950 23,100

Year shows signs of appreciation

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Popularity

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1976 - 6 6 30 / month
1977 2 9 11 Rarely
1978 1 4 5 2 / month
1979 1 1 2 Rarely
1980 1 4 5 Rarely
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 Rarely
1992 19 86 105 Rarely
1993 55 217 272 Rarely
1994 34 113 147 Rarely
1995 13 53 66 2 / month
1996 32 64 96 Rarely
1997 65 158 223 Rarely
1998 71 250 321 Rarely
1999 121 288 409 Rarely
2000 117 244 361 Rarely
2001 239 469 708 9 / month
2002 327 578 905 39 / month
2003 28 57 85 Rarely

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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