Honda MTX 125 Review

1991 Honda MTX 125 from United Kingdom

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 4 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.9 / 10
Distance when acquired8300 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleCagiva City 50

Summary:

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

Faults:

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.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 1 review