Honda XL125V Varadero Review

Honda XL125V Varadero

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

Range: 310 miles

Seat Height: 800 mm

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What Is It Like?

Honda XL125V Varadero

What's Good?

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.

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 fuel 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

Any Downsides?

I'm unimpressed with the lights, to me they lack power and I find the normal beam poor.

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

Honda XL125V Varadero Deals

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2007 £2,350 £1,900 £1,650 20,700
2008 £2,500 £2,000 £1,750 19,400
2009 £2,700 £2,150 £1,900 18,000
2010 £2,850 £2,300 £2,000 16,400
2011 £3,000 £2,400 £2,100 14,800
2012 £3,200 £2,550 £2,250 13,000
2013 £3,400 £2,700 £2,350 11,000
2014 £3,550 £2,850 £2,500 9,000
2015 £3,750 £3,000 £2,650 6,800
2016 £3,950 £3,200 £2,800 4,500
2017 £4,150 £3,350 £2,950 5,100

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