Honda Releases New CB125R Models for 2021 with DOHC Engine and Improved Output

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On April 22 (Thursday), Honda will release the CB125R, a full-size road-sport moped model equipped with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder 124cc engine, after upgrading its engine output and improving its suspension.

A DOHC engine with excellent intake and exhaust efficiency and high revs is used to improve the acceleration performance and maximum output. The engine characteristics are designed to support a wide range of situations from daily movement to winding.

In addition, for the inverted front fork, SFF-BP (separate function fork big piston type), which has the structure used for CB1000R and CB650R, is used for the first time in the 125cc class *1 for excellent road surface tracking. Both property and weight reduction are achieved. Moreover, a separate pressurized rear suspension that provides stable damping force and a high-tensile steel swingarm combine to provide a comfortable ride and nimble handling.

Two new colors, Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, and Pearl Smoky Gray, have been added to the lineup, while the vibrant Candy Chromosphere Red continues to be available in a total of three colors. The front fenders of each color are the same color as the fuel tank to emphasize the condensed, dynamic proportions, and the front fork outers and front and rear wheels are colored in brown for a high-quality feel.

A new line of factory-installed accessories includes the Sport Heated Grip for even greater comfort.

*1 As of November 2020, according to Honda research.

CB125R

Manufacturer's suggested retail price: 473,000 yen (including consumption tax)

Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic

Pearl Smoky Gray

Candy Chrome Sphere Red

Main Features

Model name  CB125R
Motorcycle name/model numberHonda - 8BJ-JC91
Length x Width x Height (mm)2,040 x 820 x 1,055
Distance (mm)1,345
Minimum ground clearance (mm)140
Seat height (mm)★815
Vehicle weight (kg)130
Seating capacity (persons)2
Minimum turning radius (m)2.3
Engine Model / Engine TypeJC91E - Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder
Total displacement (cm3)124
Bore and stroke (mm)57.3×48.4
Compression ratio  11.3
Maximum power(kW[PS]/rpm)11[15]/10,000.
Maximum Torque(N・m[kgf-m]/rpm)12[1.2]/8,000
Fuel consumption rate*2(km/L)Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism notification value
Constant fuel consumption*3(km/h)
54.0(60)
WMTC Mode★
(Class)*4
46.8 (Class 1) (for one passenger)
Fuel supply system type  Electronic
Starting method  self-service
Ignition system type  Full transistorized battery ignition
Lubrication system  Pressure Spray Type
Fuel tank capacity (L)10
Clutch type  Wet-type multi-disc coil spring
Transmission type  Constantly engaging 6-stage return
Transmission ratiofirst gear3.083
second gear1.941
third gear1.500
fourth gear1.227
fifth gear1.041
sixth speed0.923
Reduction ratio (Primary)/Secondary)3.260/3.200
Caster angle (degree)/Amount of trail (mm)24°12´./90
TireFront110/70R17M/C 54H
Rear150/60R17M/C 66H
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc (ABS)
RearHydraulic disc (ABS)
SuspensionpreviousTelescopic (inverted suspension)
laterSwingarm type
FrameDiamond

 

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