Honda XR 125

The Honda XR 125 is one of the most anticipated bikes in the world produced by Honda .Let’s get into the detailing of this bike.

Specifications of Honda XR 125

Engine and Transmission

Engine Description 4-stroke,Over Head Cam(OHC), Air cooled
Total Displacement 124.10 cc
Max power 10.7 bhp @ 8250 rpm
Max Torque 10.4 Nm @ 6500 rpm
No of cylinders 2
Cooling System Air Cooled
Compression Ratio 9:2:1
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Starting Electric/Kick
Ignition CDI
Transmission Manual
Number of gears 5
Bore 52.4 mm
Stroke 57.8 mm

Chassis and Suspension

Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swingarm Mono-shock

 Dimensions and Capacity

Length 2100 mm
Width 820 mm
Height 1126 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity 12 ltrs
Seat  height 825 mm
Ground clearance 243 mm
Wheelbase 1361 mm
Kerb weight 119 kg

 Tyres and brakes

Front Tyre 90/90 -19 M/C 52 P
Rear Tyre 110/90-17 M/C 60 P
Wheels Type Alloys
Front brake Hydraulic Ventilated Disk
Rear Brake Mechanical Leading Trailing

 Performance and mileage

Mileage 30 kmpl


Top speed 127 kmph


About Honda XR 125

Honda XR 125 offers a commanding riding position, cheap insurance and a level of fuel economy which is synonymous with most of the bikes Honda produces.  It will literally go for miles on one tank, making it the ideal bike to get some experience on.  It’s a 125 four-stroke engine so although it lacks power if you are only planning on city riding then you’ll find that this bike ticks all the right boxes.  Admittedly this bike’s engine does have some limitations; it will struggle on the open road and especially if you have to tackle any steep climbs but stick towns and cities and this well made engine will see you right.

Honda XR 125


The electronic start is a nice touch, and although you can purchase add-ons for the XR125L, because the chassis is so streamlined these do tend to look a little strange.  On its own, the bike looks classy and fuss-free, just what you want when you are only just beginning to get your riding legs.  Also for the taller riders this bike will be comfortable, the higher riding position allowing enough room for long legs, something which can often be a problem on 125s.

Review of Honda XR 125
Ride Quality and Brakes

The Honda XR125L’s tall-ish seat gives a commanding riding position (great for city riding) but isn’t out of reach for the average rider. This motorbike is  narrow and very light, making handling easy and fun. Long travel suspension works well, brakes are ample and it’ll cruise at 50mph comfortably. A 220 mm disc brake, two piston calliper is equipped at the front, a drum brake at the rear and also the braking is good and progressive, providing relatively good feedback to the rider.


With having  a single cylinder, air cooled, two valves 124 c.c. engine which is fueled by a carburetor, delivers 11 bhp/ 8500 rpm and 1 Kgm/7000 rpm torque, claimed figures.  Actually. engine will just require a touch on the start button to come to life, quite a Honda feature. It’s a quiet engine, only a few dBs will escape from the silencer. Engine operation is really smooth, initially rider will not be certain if the engine is still running. With the little Honda engine aims more to reliability and low fuel consumption than performance and the  acceleration is linear, although fifth gear does not provide adequate boost up to the top speed of 110 Km/h, indicated figure.

Torque is equivalent of the small engine capacity. As an example, rider has to downshift meeting an uphill road. In case of carrying a pillion, performance deteriorates significantly. Additionally, constant gear changes and use of the higher rpm spectrum are required to obtain a nimble pace of riding. Tank range is quite good.

Build Quality and Reliability

Plastic panelling ensures expensive dents are kept to a minimum whilst the Honda XR125L’s engine is capable of taking any amount of abuse thrown at it and well problems with  having the ignition coils and bikes cutting out prompted recalls on some machines. Make sure your bike’s sorted. Quality build is relatively good for Honda standards.

Riding Position

Rider is placed in and over the bike and the riding position is comfortable and neutral for any rider’s size, hands are spread widely on the handlebar and it  will provide comfortable and easy, trouble free rides. Hence the rider will feel the confidence of an integrated bike when commuting. Riding is quite neutral. It combines advantages of a motorcycle with a moped’s ease of use, except from the use of the clutch of course.

Honda XR 125


Comfort to the rider is superb for the small urban bikes’ category standards, only large street imperfections will find their way to the rider. Filtering is good, on traffic congested streets the handlebar will prove to be wider than ideal. Turning radius is superb and also it will enhance commuting decisively.


The Honda XR125L’s seat’s actually quite comfy, surprisingly, but equipment’s generally on the basic side. There exists a small screen, spoked wheels and a steel rear carrier for tying bits and pieces to and the  extras include a top box (which looks hilarious) and a belly pan.


Honda XR 124.7 cc is equipped most likely with a lightest engine in its class and will be return a healthy 25-30 kmpl.


The starting price for Honda XR 125 in Nepal is estimated Rs. 3,90,000 but prices may vary according to the cities.

You may also check out about Honda CRF 250L. Here!!

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