Honda XL125V Varadero

Honda XL125V Varadero Review

Overall

★★★☆☆
Range, big bike feel, plenty of oomph
× Headlight, no fuel gauge, looks, heavy

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What Is It?

The 2007 Honda Varadero 125 is a learner friendly semi-faired bike which originally launched in 2001. It's unusual to see such a small capacity V-Twin.

Engine: 125 cc V-Twin, 14 bhp

Economy: 85 mpg, 310 miles

Top Speed: 80 mph

Seat Height: 800 mm

Wet Weight: 169 kg

What Is It Like?

It's a lovely big and comfortable bike to ride. I had the pleasure of owning one in 2007 and now I have have the pleasure of the final 2017 model. Honda have refined it with a different body shape, the chain has been upgraded and the 2017 model is fuel injected.

Honda XL125V Varadero

The ride is super comfortable, it sits comfortably in traffic where being higher up is an advantage and has enough power to keep up with the traffic. It's quite heavy for a 125cc but has good full consumption and handles well on the standard tyres. With the XL you have the feel of a big bike and can cruise at top speed in smooth comfort!

Honda XL125V Varadero

So, down points on the 2017 model. I'm unimpressed with the lights, to me they lack power and I find the normal beam poor.

Second point. For such a big bike I really thought Honda would have added a centre stand in the package on the 2017 model, but it's nice to see we have a fuel gauge now. It's a super bike to ride and I'm delighted with its performance.

- Steve B, 2019

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2007 £2,400 £1,900 £1,700 12,100
2008 £2,550 £2,050 £1,800 11,300
2009 £2,750 £2,200 £1,900 10,500
2010 £2,900 £2,350 £2,050 9,600
2011 £3,100 £2,450 £2,150 8,600
2012 £3,250 £2,600 £2,300 7,600
2013 £3,450 £2,750 £2,400 6,500
2014 £3,650 £2,900 £2,550 5,300
2015 £3,800 £3,050 £2,700 4,100
2016 £4,000 £3,200 £2,800 3,000
2017 £4,200 £3,350 £2,950 2,200

How Does It Compare?