Honda CBR125R

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The Honda CBR125R is an entry level sports/learner legal, 124.7 cc, 4 stroke motorbike.

Honda CBR125R
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ManufacturerHonda
Production2004-present
PredecessorHonda NSR125
RelatedHonda CBR150R

The CBR125R first appeared on the market in 2004 and has remained unchanged since until 2007. It is manufactured in Thailand alongside the CBR150R, the latter for the Far East market.

History

The CBR125 was introduced in 2004 by Honda to fill in a gap in the 125 cc market left by the discontinued NSR125. It is powered by a liquid-cooled 4 stroke, 2 valve SOHC, single cylinder 124.7 cc engine with a power rating of 10 kW[1].

Popularity

Since its introduction, the CBR125 has been extremely popular and in 2005, it was the UKs best selling motorcycle, overtaking another Honda machine, the Honda SCV100.[2]

2004 to 2006

The models produced during these years resemble the CBR600F and use a carburettor in the fuel system.

The Repsol colour scheme was introduced in 2005 and remained for the following year only as the CBR125RS5/6.

Colour schemes

2004 - CBR125R4: Blue/Silver; Black/Silver; Red/Black.
2005 - CBR125R5; CBR125RW5: Black/Silver; Red/Black; Blue. CBR125RS5: Repsol.
2006 - CBR125R6; CBR125RW6: Black/Silver; Red/Black; Orange. CBR125RS6: Repsol.

2007 Changes

In 2007, the CBR125R received some major changes and Honda extended the availability to Australia and Canada.

Cosmetic Changes

The 2007 model received radical changes to the front fairings to resemble the look of the CBR1000RR Fireblade as well as colour changes to the swing arm and front forks which are now black.

Colour schemes

2007 - CBR125R5; Tahitian Blue; Millennium Red; Ross White; Graphite Black.

Engine changes

PGM-FI: electronic fuel injection.
IACV: Idle Air Control Valve - operates with the FI system.
HECS3: oxygen sensor to comply with EURO-3 regulations.

References

See also

  • Honda Sonic - A similar motorcycle made for the South East Asian market

External links

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