Honda CG125 Overview
The Honda CG125 might be considered as a little downmarket, but it is a reliable bike that won’t let you down.
Suspension on this bike is bouncy to say the least, but the engine does plod on, day in, day out, pretty well. You won’t need to do much maintenance to this bike, either. It’s a simple machine and if you get a model later than 2004 you’ll see a greatly improved gearbox and a bit more power behind it, too.
This bike is known to many in the biker world as being a rugged reliable number. It won’t be anything to show off in, but that’s OK, because sometimes we want something plain and simple to get us from A to B. You’ll find a five speed gearbox, decent mirrors, disc front brakes and a decent saddle. It is comfortable enough to ride on wherever you are travelling.
You might find this bike a little expensive, especially if you buy it brand new. This surprises us considering how long Honda have been making this model. But, nonetheless, you can get cheaper second hand models out there for much less.
Check out the Honda CG125 in action…
Honda CG125 Spec
- Top speed65mph
- Seat height781mm
- Average fuel consumption95mpg
- EngineFour stroke, single cylinder, air cooled
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For what it is it rides and handles really well. It isn't a high spec bike and it doesn't have a lot of power but it's brilliant bike to learn on. It's up right riding position makes you feel in control. I will say that the foot pegs could do with being sprung or in a slightly different place because it is possible to scrape them.
Given the fact that it is a 125 and makes at the most 14 bhp it is a good engine and a reliable engine. It will pull all the way up to 60 - 65 mph and sit there all day. But it won't surprise you as far as performance is concerned. It's quick to 30 - 40 mph then struggles from there.
I would say the foot pegs and maybe the brakes.
Build quality is high with this bike and it is bulletproof. I have had small issues due to wear and tear as the bike has had a hard life and I don't take it easy on it. Some parts do seem plasticky.
Not brilliant but not bad. The brakes will stop you but they leave a lot to be desired.