Honda FES125 Pantheon Reviews from United Kingdom

1999 Honda FES125 Pantheon

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous motorcycleAprilia ETX 125

Summary:

Honda forever

Faults:

NOTHING!

General Comments:

My bike is the 250cc foresight with the CVT transmission; smooth acceleration, 80mph, and 95mpg if ridden at a steady 60.

I service it myself; very easy. Don't believe the dealers; I got done once; they told me all the plastic panels had to be removed to service it.

Change the oil every 3000 miles, the belt at 15000 miles, and the thing will go on forever.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2007

2004 Honda FES125 Pantheon

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous motorcyclePiaggio X9 500

Summary:

All you'll ever need for urban riding

Faults:

Nothing whatsoever.

General Comments:

This really is the very best of all worlds. A 125cc two seater commuter scooter with enough power and storage space to be used for the odd longer run and shopping. Lovely.

For a 125 it's really very quick, accelerating from 0-60 in just under 7 seconds and a top speed of almost 80. It's not flyaway light though (140kg) and bullet-proof Honda build quality gives it perfect poise and handling on the roads. Comfortable and big as it is, though, you can still hustle it through the same gaps in traffic that the mopeds use if you want.

Fuel economy on the four stroke is incredible, better than the little 50 I once had, indeed if I counted it I think it would actually be over 100mpg.

Lovely spec too, cigar socket, boot light and windscreen are all standard - and while we're on boot space, stick a box on a back and you're looking at 5 bags of shopping (or 15kg) no trouble.

Brakes are prompt, linked and safe.

A very nice bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2004

5th Dec 2009, 09:57

0-60 in less than 7 seconds is not true at all.

21st Mar 2010, 19:25

I agree that 0-60 in 7 seconds is not right. When I read that, I was starting to think there was something the matter with my one, as it feels kinda slow to me; turns out that's pretty normal for upward of 200KG propelled by 13bhp.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews