Honda CB125F Bike Overview
If you’re after a decent commuter bike, the CB125F could be the one for you. The 2015 model makes for a cost effective commute and has a little more to it if you want to take it out on the weekends, too!
Honda have really thought about this bike. They have introduced a new steel frame as well as 18in six-spoke wheels. The CB125F also has a 120mm telescopic fork and five-step spring preload adjustable rear shocks. These aren’t the best of the best but they still do the job quite nicely. The single disc brake on the front wheel and the drum brake at the rear feel comfortable when applied and ideal in traffic situations. What’s also great about this bike is that you won’t get much vibration off it.
This bike also benefits from Honda’s latest fuel injection system, which has increased the bike’s low to midrange torque as well as its fuel economy.
A good reliable bike from Honda, you can pick this one up for about £2500 which is a little cheaper than its predecessor. This does make the CB125F a budget bike, so in some ways it is quite basic and you can expect some of the equipment to feel as such. For instance, there’s no ABS and the dash is analogue. But, it’s still a decent bike if you don’t want to spend out a lot of money and want a reliable name.
Honda CB125F Bike Spec
- Average fuel consumption107mpg
- Seat height775mm
- EngineAir cooled, 2v, OHC
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Cheap, reliable, got me some experience to enable me to pass my tests
Headlights are poor, never enjoyed night rides
Little bike, great for commuting or learning but wouldn’t want to ride it far or with a pillion.
Doesn’t go fast enough to need good brakes
Don’t expect to be going very fast
100mpg. Nearly free motoring
Worst thing is the speed restrictor. Everything else is amazing
The speed restrictor and the clutch lever.
Not legally allowed to have a pillion. It is an amazing first bike, I have had no issues with it. Long distances might be a bit gruelling since there is no major fairings to protect you from the wind but I've done 3 hour long journeys with it and it's not been tiring to ride although my behind and testicles didn't really appreciate the bumpy roads I chose. The riding position is neutral and comfortable. Really good bike.
For a bike worth less than £3000 pounds it's built very well, nothing rattles and shakes. The only complaint that I have is that the clutch lever feels loose but this doesn't impact anything mechanically.
It breaks very well, the abs is really useful too.
The ride has always been smooth, it can take corners both fast and slow with no issues and while it's being ridden it feels as light as a feather. Albeit I haven't ridden many bikes since this is my first.
For a 125 it's relatively nippy but mine is restricted to 65mph max. You can hear the fuel choke kick in at around 55mph. 0-45mph acceleration is amazing.
£11 fill up once a week with regular use, what more is there to say? It sips fuel like British people sip tea.
The best thing about this bike is its reliability and running costs.
The bike starts to struggle with motorway speeds, however if you're a learner this shouldn't be a problem.
This bike keeps you sat upright which is perfect for me as a learner.
So far this bike has caused me no problems, and every single journey I have had full trust in it.
The brakes are very responsive although this bike doesn't have abs it still feels safe.
This bike is really easy to handle as it's lighter and makes it easy to change gears.
The bikes top speed is roughly 65mph which isn't great, however as I'm still a learner it is more than what I need until I move to a larger cc motorbike.
I rarely have to stop to refill but even when I do it costs me very little.
Nimble and efficient great for commuting
Suspension and torque power in 5th gear
Suspension isn't very forgiving on bumpy roads
Bike has worked fine for 14 months no issues
Good brakes back break should be a disc brake
Bit light weight in high winds.
Its a 125 but in a head wind struggles to get above 60mph
Cost about £6 to fill tank
Drifts through gears very easy Breaks are 2nd to none. If you’re going to quick into a corner it’s so quick and easy to adjust Looks very nice No problem keeping up to speed on the roads
As a first bike couldn’t ask for more. Nothing needs improving. Build and made to perform to perfection
Never done a really long journey. But very comfy on 30 minute drives. Not sure it would stay that way over an hour
Never had a problem with anything on the bike. Amazing build
Never had any problem with breaks in any weather. Can easily break at whatever speed you’re going
Very easy to drive and manoeuvre. Never had a problem driving it. First bike and very easy to learn
Only a 125 so can’t beat 60 unless downhill. However 0-60 is pretty easy. Accelerated nice and quick to whatever speed needed
Costs about £10 a MONTH for me to commute to work and back 5 days a week
Really cheap to run.
Compared to other 125’s maybe a little slower.
Really comfy for everyday use.
Nice and light takes corner with ease.
Only a 125 but will hit about 70mph.
Super cheap to run up to about 120mpg.
Easy to learn on, very good first bike, brakes could be better sometimes it kind of hard to stop. Very easy to handle, light weight, very economical.
Brakes could be much better.
Brakes could be much better.
Its good for a starter bike.
The engine capability could be improved and seat could be changed to a more comfortable one.
Its lightweight but the pick up isn’t very good.
Engine is ok as you will struggle going at more than 60mph
£10 full tank and gors on for at least 15 days.
Built quality is good but nothing compared to its counterpart cbr125
Brakes are really fantastic
The ease of use and maintenance of her
The one thing that would improve her would be a factory fitted windscreen.
She handles very well and corners very well, she’s not very heavy so is quite nimble in and out of traffic
At 125cc she will happily travel around 50mph and I get around 160 miles on a full tank.
Very economical on fuel, around 160 miles on a full tank
As you’d expect from Honda, she’s very well built. I did have a slight hiccup when I first got her in that the sender for the fuel gauge wasn’t working.
She has very good brakes and has got me out of mischief a couple of times.
Price, Learner friendly and running cost
LED lights, ABS, disc brakes all round
It's a 125cc so very light, nimble through traffic. Corners well given lack of power.
It's a 125cc with 10hp
As a commuter bike very economical. I cover 250 miles a week and manage just over half a tank. Approx 8 to 9 pounds a week fuel cost.
Though Chinese made Honda, build quality excellent given the price point
This is where the bike could be better, it's got discs at front and drums at rear. No ABS as a learner friendly bike this should a must. Also discs both front and back.
Nice and easy for beginners and gets alot of miles to the tank.
Power, it struggles alot with hills and some days wont hit 60mph
Corners great, smooth to cruise.
150mpg and about £10 to refil
Great variety of colours, fun to ride and great for learner riders. Good for commuting!
Could use a bit more grunt but then would restrict it for learners.
Smooth ride and lightweight, perfect for learner riders and handles street and open roads
For a 125 it's nippy but lacks some grunt at top end. Although for learner riders it fulfills its job!
Tank can be filled up for less than £10 and gives good fuel economy. With low tax and insurance it's a fab bike for those on a budget!
No issues so far!
Combination of disc and drum. No worries on braking