Get yours in Pearl Twinkle Yellow
HONDA has extensively revised the CB125F, a bike many new riders see as their first “real” bike.
Honda said in a statement this means the CB’s designers have to tick many boxes. As a first bike, it must deliver the excitement, freedom and instinctive pleasure that two wheels bring to everyday life, plus be easy for a novice to manage, as well as having built-in street credibility.
Which is why the company now offers a “naked” CB-F to meet the demand.
The CB125F channels its larger siblings’ street style with a broad-shouldered and muscular mass forward stance on six-spoke 18-inch wheels.
Angular side shrouds extend forward from the fuel tank and the contoured side cowls narrow neatly, minimising the height difference between rider and pillion.
Built for real-world useability, its new air-cooled engine delivers strong low to mid-range torque, and features a balance shaft and revised PGM-FI settings.
Peak power of 7,8 kW arrives at 7 750 rpm, with maximum torque of 10,2 Nm delivered at 6 250 rpm.
Fuel economy of 60 kilometers per litre provides a range of over 600 kilometers between fillups from the 13-litre tank and the PGM-FI employs the latest solenoid, making for much easier starting in extreme cold or adverse weather.
A gear position indicator has been added for further practicality. Build quality is also enhanced, while purchase and ownership costs remain outstandingly attractive. And as the colours indicate, the range is not just indicated at the guys. The CB125F will be available in four colours; namely: • Pearl Twinkle Yellow; • Onyx Blue Metallic; • Pearl Sunbeam White; and • Candy Blazing Red.
The CB125f retails for R35 000, but note, it is a buyers’ market out there.
Ideal first bike, Honda’s new CB125 in Pearl Sunbeam White.