Ridden: New Honda CBR 125R

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Honda CBR 125R

Ridden: New Honda CBR 125R

21 March 2012 2:32 PM

really needed to step up its with the new CBR 125R. For too long the old went uncontested as the best legal bike on the market it may not have been the most of the bikes available but as an all rounder you go wrong with the small, and frugal little Honda.

along came Yamaha the YZF 125R and suddenly the skinny CBR seemed like it was nothing than a child’s bicycle.

So needed to be done? The bike well enough and the styling was ugly, what was it that the had that the Honda didn’t? simply, it was the size.

When you up the YZF 125R against the R1 and R6 it looked and just like its bigger only with small engine under the seat.

Honda listened and observed, but importantly it’s put in the proper behind the new CBR rather than going whole hog with of a new model.

To win the hearts of learners again, the new CBR 125R was launched the new CBR 250R.

While the latest of the replicas don’t quite the same stance as the CBR 600RR of there is little or no difference the 125cc and 250cc bikes.

In rather than simply ‘Go’ on the photocopier with the of CBR 600RR sandwiched onto the of the scanner, Honda has created a new for learners.

The CBR 125R is lined up the faithful CBF 125 while those who just passed their can jump straight onto a if they’re restricted to 33bhp or the new CBR 600F if not (insurance on the 600F is up to 75 per cheaper than the 600RR).

So what’s it like to ride?

this has been targeted at competition for the YZF 125R, right to the new price tag, however than comparing it to the Yamaha, going to compare it to Honda’s own CBF

And I do so with good reason. The CBF was considered the ‘thinking man’s because it was the bigger of the two and could do as many miles per gallon. It had power but more torque and you pick one up new for not much more you could used.

Now, of the CBR is larger but don’t expect revolutionary in the way it rides.

In fact, the bike that I out for a test ride actually rather sluggish. Driving town you simply don’t the room to use that extra bit of power that the small produces. You need the torque and simply doesn’t have it.

wasn’t helped by the fact the clutch felt like it had worn away.

With 135 miles on the clock you would a nice tight feel to the lever but this only had the bit of tension right at the end of the lever With a little adjustment would be fine but I’m that not all bikes that the factory feel like

If you’re looking for a learner MotoGP replica then the new CBR is closer to the YZF than it used to be, but in the world I can’t help but that Honda could done a better job with it.

The new electric dash with indicator is a welcome addition and it feels like a more package than the old CBR and the current CBF so if you spend the extra money at least feel like spent it wisely.

However, you won’t be as happy when you see the

Honda CBR 125R

One of the strongest arguments for investing in a bike is that they lose their value there is always a market for legal machinery. Yet, are already stocking 2011 CBR with less than 200 on the clock for less than grand. How have they £1,000 in so little time?

This simply shouldn’t in the world of 125cc bikes.

On the old CBF is still around £2,000 than a gleaming new CBR and is just as to ride. And I use the word ‘old’ as the design may be a few years old now but there are of 2011 and 2012 models in showrooms with zero on the clock with a price tag is half that of the CBR sat next to it.

So the verdict?

Well, if you go for the CBR then you won’t be too disappointed. But if you’re your time and doing a few rides before you make a spare a thought for the CBF.

The you save could be a welcome to the kitty when considering a bike following your — it would be better on a CBR 250R if you’re going to two years on a restricted licence.

Mike Fryatt

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