Honda CGL125 Review from South Africa

2007 Honda CGL125

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 4 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 kilometres
Most recent distance21000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki TV125R


Super cheap, reliable Honda quality


Battery stopped working @19000, luckily the CGL125 is equipped with a kick starter and runs fine without a battery present.

Chain and sprocket finally gave in after 21000kms.

General Comments:

The CGL125 is by far the most economical bike on earth; 55km/litre!

Zips through traffic like a hot knife through butter, but struggles to keep up with traffic on highways.

Vibrating and a thin cushioned seat makes for a rugged ride, but all in all it's quite comfortable when compared to other bikes in its class.

Handles like a bicycle, no surprises, yet fun to ride.

Rocker style rotary gearbox takes a bit of getting used to, but is incredibly strong and simple.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2009

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review