1994 Honda MTX 125 from Romania


Next to impossible to kill


Broken rear spokes due to rust and poor riding conditions.

Cracked admission flange and some surface rust that I fixed.

General Comments:

I am still amazed how much a man can beat and abuse a machine and it still refuses to die.

In nine years of ownership I didn’t spend a penny on maintenance or care.

The forks leaked oil, the rear wheel was bent and had spokes missing. It had different color body panels and underneath the caked mud and sludge that was on the frame it was rusted as hell. Also it was full of electrical gremlins.

Still started on the first kick.

Two months ago, I decided to strip it bare, sand blast and repaint the frame. Then I took the forks to a machining shop and remade the seal seats. I custom ordered new spokes and rims, refurbished the brakes, remade the entire electrical system and painted the bike in the original color combination.

Engine and transmission assembly only needed new clutch pads and springs along with some gaskets.

Also changed every bit of rubber that was on her, and new chain and sprockets kit.

All being said, I aim to make this little Honda my main bike again.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2019

1994 Honda MTX 125 from United Kingdom


Great bike, highly recommended



General Comments:

My MTX 125 is a fantastic little machine; it's very quick and I love it.

I bought it off an older bloke who'd had it for years and years, looked after it really well, and spent a fortune on it. It was up for sale for £1,300, but I got it for £1,000. I prefer this bike to a DT any day.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2015

1991 Honda MTX 125 from United Kingdom


Overall a reliable and nippy little bike for not a lot of cash


The bike has been surprisingly reliable for an old bike.

The only problems so far was when I didn't ride the bike for two weeks, and the clutch seized up and the tachometer stopped working.

General Comments:

I paid a little over the odds for this bike, but it is in good condition for its age.

The bike is surprisingly quick at low speed acceleration, but runs out of puff above 50mph (it will do 75mph).

The equipment is good too with a liquid cooled 125 2 stroke single, Prolink rear suspension and gas adjustable front forks, as well as a hydraulic front disk brake.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

13th May 2005, 13:54

Just a quick up-date. I've just done my test on the bike and it turns out 125 trails bikes are one of the best and easiest bikes to ride. With all that leverage, U-turns are a doddle and the tall seat height helps to judge the traffic.

The reliability has been very good, all I've had to do is fit a new rear tyre and front brake pads.

12th Jan 2007, 01:11

I have had an MTX 125 RWF since new in 1986, and to date it has covered around 9000 miles, It was ridden regularly until around 1989, then stored until 1995, ridden for around 3 months and then has been stored until no (2007). I tried starting it over Xmas, and it started first time... what a bike!!!

30th Aug 2007, 10:31

Hi, I've got an MTX 125 1989, and my gears are messed up; all I'm getting is 1, 2 and 3. 4, 5 and 6 are missing. I think it needs setting. Can anyone out there help me please?

Thanks :)

16th Jul 2009, 15:36

I have a 1991 MTX and it's a lovely machine to ride on and work with. It's a quick bike and keeps up with bigger bikes up to around 55mph. Mine runs out of steam a tad under 70mph. Parts are easy to find on ebay, and there are many on that site breaking full bikes. It's also fuel efficient and awesome on the trails. Mine is set up to ride on the roads as well as trails.

7th Aug 2009, 02:56

I have a 96 model. It's great fun and fast. It's also so reliable and easy to maintain. I love it.