Honda XL125 Varadero (2001 - present) review

Don't be fooled by the looks: the furthest this bike will go offroad is to the end of your driveway
Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Learner Legal 125s
Price:
£ 4390
Overall
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Solid looks suggest a larger engine size for this accomplished learner legal machine
The baby 'Dero is less versatile than it would like you to believe

The big Dero's little brother in looks at least, but without the 'light use' off-road potential of the XR. Expensive, yes, but owners like 'emThe big Dero's little brother in looks at least, but without the 'light use' off-road potential of the XR. Expensive, yes, but owners like 'em

Length (mm)2150
Width (mm)850
Height (mm)1250
Dryweight (kg)149
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)800
Suspension Front35mm telescopic fork, 132mm axle travel
Suspension RearMonoshock swingarm, 150mm axle travel
Adjustability RearAdjustable spring preload
Wheels Made OfHollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front100/90-18 (56P)
Tyres Rear130/80-17 (65P)
Brakes Front276mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper
Brakes Rear220mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper
Tank Capacity (litres)17.7
Wheelbase (mm)1450
Ground Clearance (mm)190
Trail (mm)97
ChassisDouble-cradle; steel tube

Cubic Capacity (cc)125
Max Power (bhp)15
Max Power Peak (rpm)11000
Torque (ft/lb)8
Torque Peak (rpm)8500
Bore (mm)42
Stroke (mm)45
Valve GearSOHC
Compression Ratio11.8
IgnitionDual digital transistorised with electronic advanc
CoolingLiquid cooled
Fuel Delivery22mm VP-type carburettor x 2
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveChain

Solid looks suggest a larger engine size for this accomplished learner legal machine
The baby 'Dero is less versatile than it would like you to believe