Honda CG125 (1993 - 2008) review

While it's never going to set the world alight, the CG rarely causes any dramas either
Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Learner Legal 125s
Price:
£ 1985
Overall
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)781
Suspension Front31mm telescopic fork, 102mm axle travel
Suspension RearDual dampers, 80mm axle travel
Adjustability Rear5-step adjustable spring preload
Wheels Front18 x 1.60
Wheels Rear18 x 1.85
Wheels Made Ofsteel rim/wire spoke
Tyres Front2.75-18
Tyres Rear90/90-18
Brakes Front240mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper a
Brakes Rear130mm leading/trailing drum
Tank Capacity (litres)13.5
Wheelbase (mm)1297
Ground Clearance (mm)173
Trail (mm)89
ChassisDiamond; 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 GearOHV
Compression Ratio9.5
IgnitionCapacitor Discharge (CDI)
CoolingAir cooled
Fuel Delivery22mm piston-valve type carburettor
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveChain

Sturdy, reliable
Bit boring, bit slow