Honda Elite 125 & 150 Motor Scooter Guide

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Honda PES 125 R
Honda PES 125 R

HONDA ELITE 125 / 150 (CH125 /

The Elite 125 / 150 is one of Honda’s best scooters and perhaps epitomizes the scooter era more than any model.

First introduced for (Honda’s second year in the scooter business), this mid Elite lasted just years in the USA/Canada, which is given its popularity at the time. The 125 / 150 was the second largest member of Elite family, where it in between the Elite 80 and Elite

After 1987, Honda to cut the mid-sized Elite 150 and continue just the smaller (Elite 50 and 80) and (Elite 250) models. Honda felt the Elite 250 was large scooter as it has full cruising power.

Overseas, sold the CH125 and CH150 in a of countries where it was commonly the Spacy rather than the The Elite family name was really used for any Honda outside of Canada and the USA.


Honda sold significantly different versions of the 125/150 scooter over its four year run (’84 ’87). In 1984, this made its debut in the form of the 125 (CH125) (above right). The 125 is capable of 55mph and 65-70mpg.

scooter also featured a pop up headlight (watch it in action ), making it the first and only ever to use this.

For 1985, bumped this scooter to and sold it in two versions. The ‘Deluxe’ (CH150D) (shown in blue) the same popup headlight and dash found in the ’84 125. The regular version of the 150 (CH150) (bottom in silver) an arguably more stylish headlight and analog instrumentation.

saw Honda drop the regular 150 and only offer the Deluxe Presumably, the Deluxe version was popular. In 1987, Honda with a new Elite 150 (below in with more rounded and styling.

This final 150 shared the same engine as years, but the frame, body and many other components new. This scooter seem to have been to Canadians. For whatever reason, dropped this new Elite 150 one year and never returned to the scooter class until with the SH150i .


The Elite 125 and 150 used engines from Honda weren’t shared with any scooters, aside the versions of scooter that were internationally as the Spacey. Engine is implied in the scooters names, the Elite 125 offering a 124cc and the Elite 150 getting a 153cc That extra 29cc the larger models go 5-10mph and typically do pretty good on

The 60-65 mph top speeds for the Elite 150 interstate material, but it’s a reasonable top speed for most else.

The Elite 125 and 150 motors are cooled designs that are reliable once you’ve out any kinks that have due to years of improper storage. In the of a blown motor, the 125cc

motor can easily be swapped in the 150 and versa. The larger Elite 250 also bolts in quite

Aftermarket parts for this are pretty much non-existent. scooters enjoyed strong in the states, but their appeal was limited international and in the Asian where aftermarket parts originate. If you’re looking to the performance of your Elite, are some options for you.

performance parts aren’t specifically for the Elite but some parts can be used and there are modification you can make with skills. The most popular including swapping to a larger flat slide carburator, up the exhaust and intake openings and in a modified GY6 variator.

If you’re for parts for your Elite, one to explore is the Spacy name, the CH125/CH150 was commonly sold in other countries (Europe).

and Amenities

Honda PES 125 R
Honda PES 125 R

All Elite 150’s have a on the front of the scooter that upwards. Unlike the Elite 80, door unfortunately does not to a cavernous storage area. this door exists for access to the front mounted and fuses.

In models without the there is a small bit of extra but this storage area is and thus not ideal for day to day use. At this

area is handy for a few tools that you might in an emergency. All Elite 125/150 do have an average sized but there’s no storage under the due to the location of the gas tank. A rear is a popular option for people who some decent storage.

The Elite used a foot for the rear brake which is in modern scooters. This takes a bit used to, but eventually it fairly intuitive to use. braking in a panic does a bit unsettling.

If you find yourself to make an emergency stop on a wet you’ll impulsively want to your feet for stability but you because you also need to use right foot to brake.

The Elite 125 / 150 featured neat that direct hot air from the mounted radiator to your You can open and close these as needed. A halogen headlight was standard. On the Elite 125 and Elite 150 models, Honda used a digital dash which was fancy for its time and now is a need of the 80’s.

The analog gauges on the regular Elite 150 might be the stylish setup however.

If you are looking to buy an 125 — 150cc you’re probably going to a lot more ’85-’86 scooters ’84 or ’87. If you like the pop up style, get an Elite 150 Deluxe the Elite 125 because 65mph is a bit faster than the Elite top speed of 55mph. It’s the between keeping up with and creating a train of cars in a zone.

If you’re not lured by the pop up light, the Elite 150 is the way to go because the pop-up is prone to troubles and if you have to the headlight up all the time then detracts from the look and All versions of the Elite 125 / 150 have the sized glovebox.

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