2011 Honda CBR125-R
You've heard the buzz about the CBR125-R: it's the fun and friendly Honda that has given so many Canadian riders their first taste of motorcycling excitement – and has given some long-time riders a new reason to smile, too. Well, the buzz has just become a whole lot louder, because a more advanced CBR125-R is here for 2011 with a new look and even better performance. Check out the stylish new bodywork, which gives the CBR125-R a bigger-bike look and also enhances weather protection and overall ride comfort, and the wider wheels and tires that improve the CBR125R's excellent traction. What we haven't changed is the nimble, confidence-inspiring handling from the lightweight chassis, the low-effort controls, the comfortable seat height, and the responsive, hard-to-stall engine with PGM-FI electronic fuel injection. Easy to own, easy to operate. The Honda CBR125-R sure is an easy bike to like.
Crisp response, thrilling performance
The 125cc sportsbike class is where riding careers begin. It’s a machine that gives young riders the opportunity to develop their skills as early as possible. That’s why it’s a motorcycle with a huge responsibility.
It must be just as rewarding to ride as bigger Supersports machines, particularly around town and other places where power is less important. Young riders build confidence on two wheels with bikes such as a 125cc. And let’s face it, it’s easier to learn something when it’s made to be fun.
Since its introduction in 2004, the CBR125-R has represented the ideal first sportsbike. Compact, lightweight, refined, easy to use and with welcoming handling that the CBR family is renowned for. It’s a firm favourite with young riders the world over.
For 2011, the all new CBR125-R is ready to prove itself as the perfect first sportsbike for a new generation of riders.
Designed to develop the sports riding skills from the earliest days of your career
Superbikes are the ultimate road motorcycles. They offer a thrill no other bike can match. That’s why we designed the 2011 CBR125-R. A small-capacity bike with big ambition.
The brief to our design team was simple. Create a 125cc sportsbike with the look and feel of a bigger, more expensive machine. The new model had to retain the current CBR125R’s user-friendly handling characteristics and free-revving single cylinder engine, but packaged inside all-new sophisticated, lightweight and stylish bodywork.
Modern riders expect full-size proportions, so that meant more aggressive wheel and tyre specs too. We also added the latest advances in fuel injection and catalyser technology to make the CBR125-R more efficient than its predecessor.
If you want your riding career to start with a motorcycle built as a superbike from the ground up, look no further than the 2011 CBR125-R.
Wider race-style cast wheels and wider high-traction sport tires for 2011 add to the CBR125R's sporty credentials.
Powerful front and rear disc brakes mean sure, predictable stopping power and light effort at the brake lever and pedal.
A slim yet sturdy pentagonal-section twin-spar steel frame and a box-section swingarm reduce unwanted flex for better control during spirited riding.
Sporty chassis geometry, including a short 1,313 mm wheelbase, allow responsive, agile handling on twisty roads, but the CBR125R remains confidently stable on the open road.
Superb control and rider comfort are assured by the CBR125R's premium suspension components, which boast increased travel for 2011 for better handling on rough roads.
High-tech chassis components contribute to the CBR125R's easy-to-handle weight.
Eye-catching new bodywork gives the CBR125R a more imposing, big-bike look while also improving rider protection and comfort in all kinds of weather.
The new fairing shows an unmistakable family resemblance to the big Honda sport bikes, including a bright new single headlight.
More-roomy ergonomics for 2011 maintain the CBR125R's low seat height for rider confidence, while revising the location of the handlebars and footpegs for improved control and outstanding rider comfort. Together with the contoured new fuel tank, the result is an unmistakably sporty but easygoing riding position. The rider's weight is distributed evenly, creating a posture that isn't tiring to maintain and that doesn't restrict movement.
The racing-style seat blends smoothly into the tank and side panels, providing a secure perch for sporty riding plus superb comfort for when you're just cruising.
Flip up the lockable passenger seat and you'll find a spacious storage area for a spare pair of gloves, a light rain suit, or even your lunch.
New grab handles on either side of the rear seat provide the sense of security so crucial to passenger comfort, leaving rider and pillion free to enjoy the ride.
A larger 13-litre fuel tank improves the CBR125R's range, and the filter that supplies clean fuel to the fuel injection system has been moved to outside of the fuel tank to make maintenance simpler.
Advanced multi-function digital instrument display includes a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge tucked neatly behind the CBR125R's windscreen, and all visible at a quick glance.
Choose between two head-turning colour options: all-business Asteroid Black Metallic, or the subtly flashy sophistication of Terra Silver Metallic with its distinctive orange highlights.
The CBR125R comes with Honda's renowned quality and reliability built right in.
1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty.
Engine Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 124.7 cc
Bore & Stroke 58 mm x 47.2 mm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Valve Train Chain-driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery PGM-FI fuel injection
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension 31 mm telescopic fork; 120 mm (4.7 in.) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 126 mm (5 in.) travel
Tires 100/80 - 17 front; 130/70 - 17 rear
Brakes Front 276 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper
Seat Height 793 mm (31.2 in.)
Wheelbase 1,313 mm (51.7 in.)
Curb Weight 136.9 kg (302 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 13 litres
Asteroid Black Metallic
Terra Silver Metallic