To start this Honda cbf125 review, it should be said that the Honda CBF125 can be called the poor man’s substitute for the highly regarded CG125. Surprisingly, however, consumers can get the same durable and reliable transport, as well as a bit of class. This is a model that bikers have been quickly snapping up since its January introduction. In fact, a number of dealers have been complaining about being unable to restock the model fast enough – which is no surprise at all.
The CBF has a four-speed, 124.7 cc, fuel injected engine that’s built for efficiency rather than excitement. It has a top speed of 65 miles per hour. As such, you could use it on motorways, but you might not want to do this all the time. According to Honda, the model provides 11bhp, which is just one higher than that of it’s closest competitor, the YBR125 by Yamaha. Truth be told, these two models are basically identical in terms of overall performance.
Ride And Handling
The drum rear and single disc front brakes offer reasonably satisfactory handling. For quick, 30 minute jaunts, it provides the same amount of comfort as a standard motorbike. When taking longer trips, however, you’ll definitely have some discomfort in your rear-end as the result of low-end shocks, especially on the motorways. Around town, you’ll get a slight rocking horse sensation as you move between braking and accelerating in stop and start traffic.
Overall Reliability And Quality
It’s obvious that with such a low price, not everything about this model is going to be ideal. Not surprisingly, the exhaust finish isn’t made to last. A lot of consumers have had negative feedback on the workmanship for the matte black finish. There are fragile grommets and the plastic is weak.
You can see which gear you’re supposed to be in by looking at the numbers around the speedometer dial, as opposed to using an actual rev counter. There is, however, a fuel gauge. If you start out with a full fuel tank, you’ll have approximately a third of a tank left when the gauge arrives at the halfway mark.
Honda CBF125 Review: The Verdict
This model is certainly nice to look at and it also comes from a reputable, recognisable brand. Moreover, it is much less costly to use than regularly catching the bus. Consumers have called it a fun ride. Costing just over £2000.00, it may well be the only transportation you require.