Honda CBR125R Reviews from Canada

2011 Honda CBR125R

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki EX500

Summary:

Sweet little bike, very flickable and fun on a curvy road, but not exactly a powerhouse

Faults:

Great bike so far.

General Comments:

Fun and cheerful commuter bike, ideal for driving around town or on back roads.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2012

2007 Honda CBR125R

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1750 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

Pros:

- Cheap to buy, run and insure.

- Very light weight, flickable, good handling, decent disc brake on both front and back.

- Fuel injection is nice - no choke or cold start issues.

- Ideal for commuting or back roads.

- 0 to 80 KPH is decent.

Cons:

- Runs out of steam at about 90 KPH, and has a top speed of 110-120, depending on your weight, etc.

- Stay off the interstate during rush hour, or you'll get run over!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2011

2007 Honda CBR125R

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 3 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 2 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18500 kilometres

Summary:

Perfect for beginners & commuters

Faults:

Three headlamps.

One set of tires.

Smashed signal pod dropping it in rain (replaced by dealer for free).

General Comments:

Excellent starter or commuter bike.

Cheap on: insurance, fuel, parts & speeding tickets.

Handles perfectly in the city.

Blown around easily on the highways.

Reliable fuel injection = no hassles.

Easy to maintain, clean & work on.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2008

2007 Honda CBR125R

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 1 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki GPZ500S

Summary:

Awesome choice for a motorcycle I bought just to flip in a year

Faults:

I lost a screw when it was breaking in. Woohoo.

I have not had the bike long enough for something significant to happen. It sounds really different now that it's broken in; it's a nicer normal sound.

General Comments:

Its handling is really crisp. Insane cornering can be done if you lean over the bike since it's so light.

The acceleration is good enough for city riding. The engine races to redline in first to about 30km/hr, making cagers think you're trying to race so they often go for it. You can do 90~100 km/h on the highway for extended periods no problem.

It's got awesome fuel economy, and contrary to what people think about its small size and large rider, it's as fast as a 600 in the city, thanks to its far better handling and the obstacles encountered normally. Traffic obstacles meant to slow down cars just don't work, because you can either go around or over them. If you mess up the parking, you can always lift the rear end and fix it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2007

18th May 2008, 12:09

With a quarter mile time of nearly 20 seconds, I highly doubt it's as fast as any 600 anywhere. It's a great looking bike, but ridiculously weak for what you're paying for. I would recommend anybody to stay away from this size bike unless their government has a tiered cc limit. In that case, I suppose it would be the ideal bike to learn on, as long as you can accept that you will outgrow it in a matter of weeks.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews