Honda CG125 (1993 - 2008) review

While it's never going to set the world alight, the CG rarely causes any dramas either

Ben Cope's picture
By Visordown on Fri, 1 Jan 1993 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Learner Legal 125s
Price:
£ 1985
Overall
4
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Sturdy, reliable
Bit boring, bit slow

Unlikely to be at the top of many 17-year-olds’ wish lists, nevertheless, the CG125 is an excellent option.

The choice of nearly every training school the length and breadth of the UK, these little Hondas are well known for being reliable, hardy little buggers.

Now with an electric starter, pillion grab rails and a bit of a facelift, the CG plods delivering parcels, pizzas and new licences all the world over.
Unlikely to be at the top of many 17-year-olds’ wish lists, nevertheless, the CG125 is an excellent option.

The choice of nearly every training school the length and breadth of the UK, these little Hondas are well known for being reliable, hardy little buggers.

Now with an electric starter, pillion grab rails and a bit of a facelift, the CG plods delivering parcels, pizzas and new licences all the world over.

Length (mm) 1982
Width (mm) 736
Height (mm) 1067
Dryweight (kg) 114
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 781
Suspension Front 31mm telescopic fork, 102mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Dual dampers, 80mm axle travel
Adjustability Rear 5-step adjustable spring preload
Wheels Front 18 x 1.60
Wheels Rear 18 x 1.85
Wheels Made Of steel rim/wire spoke
Tyres Front 2.75-18
Tyres Rear 90/90-18
Brakes Front 240mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper a
Brakes Rear 130mm leading/trailing drum
Tank Capacity (litres) 13.5
Wheelbase (mm) 1297
Ground Clearance (mm) 173
Trail (mm) 89
Chassis Diamond; pressed steel


Cubic Capacity (cc) 124
Max Power (bhp) 12
Max Power Peak (rpm) 9000
Torque (ft/lb) 7
Torque Peak (rpm) 7000
Bore (mm) 56.5
Stroke (mm) 49.5
Valve Gear OHV
Compression Ratio 9.5
Ignition Capacitor Discharge (CDI)
Cooling Air cooled
Fuel Delivery 22mm piston-valve type carburettor
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Chain

Score Breakdown
Overall
4

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