Honda’s CB125F replaces the CBF125

Despite having a very similar name to its predecessor, the 2015 Honda CB125F is a substantially different motorcycle. Novice riders and those people who simply want an affordable means of transport are still the target market, though.

The revisions begin with a new steel frame, which is clothed in restyled bodywork that offers a visual link to the CB500F and CB650F. Wheel size has increased by an inch to 18”, but carryover features from the CBF125 include the single front disc and rear drum braking set-up.

Honda CB125F (2015) Side 1

Another updated component is the CB125F’s single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. As well as a redesigned cylinder head and an altered fuel injection system, a balancer shaft is now fitted to give a smoother experience.

Although capacity is unchanged, a power output of 10.4 bhp (7.8 kW / 10.6 PS) is actually down slightly compared to the CBF125. However, Honda is saying the modified motor has been tuned for a crisper throttle response and better torque delivery in the low to mid range. Fuel economy according to the World Motorcycle Test Cycle mode is an impressive 145 mpg (1.9 l/100km).

Like the CBF125, the CB125F should be an easily manageable bike. Kerb weight remains at 128 kg (282 lbs), while seat height has been reduced to just 775 mm (30.5”).

When CB125F sales begin buyers will have a choice of Onyx Blue Metallic, Candy Blazing Red or Pearl Twinkle Yellow paintwork. A UK price has yet to be announced.

Honda CB125F (2015) Front Side 1Honda CB125F (2015) Instruments

Honda CB125F (2015) Front Side 2Honda CB125F (2015) Side 2

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