Honda CB125F for 2021

News of new bikes will be coming thick and fast over the next few months; and the latest to be unveiled is Honda’s latest CB125F.

Honda’s much loved learner legal commuter machine has been overhauled for 2021. It’s 11kg lighter, gets a low friction eSP (enhanced Smart Power) engine to help improve fuel efficiency, revised bodywork, an LED headlight, a centre stand and a digital dash.

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Speaking about the news, Mr. Ken Tomiyasu, Large Project Leader (LPL) 2021 CB125F said: “For us, benchmarks are important. So, we have set about a quiet revolution with our all-new CB125F, keeping its useful around-town performance but adding much greater fuel economy.

“It also features advanced low-friction technologies in the eSP engine, confident handling from its chassis, and looks that an owner can be really proud of. We are very proud that so many people will begin their motorcycling journey with Honda on CB125F, and know that it will provide pleasure and practicality in equal measure.”

First introduced back in 2015, the CB125F built on the success of the simple and robust CBF125. And for 2021, the CB125F has been updated again. Let’s get into specifics.

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Its new air-cooled, 124cc 2-valve SOHC single-cylinder eSP (‘enhanced Smart Power) EURO 5 engine offers 8kW of power at 7,500rpm and 10.9Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. That’s marginally up. Standing start acceleration has improved a bit too – but even more importantly, its fuel efficiency is better than ever; jumping from 51km/l to 66.7km/l. That means there’s potential to cover over 800km when you brim its 11 litre fuel tank.

There’s a new, lighter tubular frame, a set of twin shock with 5-step spring preload adjustment at the rear, and 31mm diameter telescopic forks up front. It also gets 18-inch die-cast aluminium split-spoke wheels – which come clad with 80/100 and 90/90 tyres and the front and rear respectively. For braking there’s a 240mm front disc which is gripped by a dual piston caliper – and there’s a 130mm drum system at the rear. It also gets a Combined Braking System, which means that when you use the rear brake, it’ll also lightly apply pressure on the front too.

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The CB125F has been restyled too. It’s more in line with the looks of the rest of the CB family – with a broad-shouldered fuel tank and silver-finished shrouds. The engine, exhaust downpipe, fork lowers and wheels are all blacked out too. There’s a choice of three colours; Splendor Red, Pearl Cool White and Black.

Honda CB125F spec

ENGINE
Type Air cooled 4 stroke OHC single
Displacement 124cc
No of Valves per Cylinder 2
Bore & Stroke 50 x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power Output 8kW @7,500rpm
Max. Torque 10.9Nm @ 6,000rpm
Noise level (dB) 73.5dB(Lwot) 71.8dB(Lurban)
Oil Capacity 1L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 11L
Fuel Consumption (WMTC) 66.7 Km/L
CO2 Emissions WMTC 34 g/km
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery Capacity 12V-5A・h
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type 5 speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Tubular steel
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2015mm x 750mm x 1100mm
Wheelbase 1280mm
Caster Angle 26°
Trail 92.4mm
Seat Height 790mm
Ground Clearance 160mm
Kerb Weight 117KG
Turning radius 2.04m
SUSPENSION
Type Front 31mm telescopic
Type Rear Dual shocks – 5 stage preload
WHEELS
Type Front 18in five spoke aluminium
Type Rear 18in five spoke aluminium
Tyres Front 80 / 100 18M/C
Tyres Rear 90 / 90 18M/C
BRAKES
System Type CBS
Type Front 240mm single disc with two piston caliper
Type Rear 130mm drum
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Speedometer, milometer, fuel gauge, rpm counter, gear position indicator
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

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Ross Mowbray

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