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Road Bike - 124.91 ccm

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“IDEAL FOR BEGINERS”

published 10/01/2006

Cheap to run, Easy to handle, Indestructable

A bit dull, Low speed

I have owned a 2002 honda cg 125 for over a year now and allthough im bored of it and cant wait to get a bigger bike I still think it is one incredible bike. Like I said ive owned this bike for over a year now and allthough it doesnt look as good as it did when I first got it (now has rust in...

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Excellent

Good reliability, fuel economy, ease of servicing...

Slow going up slopes.

My Honda CG125 is an 06 plate bought from new. This is the fully up to date model, so has great features such as electric start and front disc brake (more about these later in the review). This bike was made in Brazil rather than Japan. Overall the looks of the bike are a great improvement on...

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“ideal learner bike”

published 30/08/2004

Inexpensive to run

Fairly unforgiving

I suppose I'm cheating a little - I never actually owned one of these, but I had something remarkably similar - bearing in mind that this was 24 years ago I doubt it's really worthwhile asking for a new category to be added at this stage. The year was 1980 I was just 18, had been working most of...

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“Cheap but dull”

published 01/10/2002

Economy and reliability

Lack of power and looks

I bought my 1992 registered CG-125 about 6mths ago after returning to motorcycles following a 13yr break... I'd never sat my test so had to complete my CBT (Compulsary Basic Training) first to get back on the road and then seek out a reliable, learner legal bike to commute to work on. Previously...

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“Best 125cc Motorcycle”

published 09/10/2007

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Less than all other 125cc Motorcycles

I have a Honda CG125, 2005 year, owned from new I could tell you how good the bike is, like nearly every review of the bike. But I do not wish to bore you with another identical review saying exactly the same. I was amazed to find no websites that support the Honda CG125, so I have created one...

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Excellent

Cheap, 90+mpg, light, easy to ride

It isnt going to drop jaws!

Ive seen all the other reviews for the CG125 and everybody says the same things, most of which are true, but ive been riding my new '04 reg GC125 (with the new electric start/disk brake/new looks) and it's much much better. I learned on the old CG125 and it vibrates like crazy, and the mirrors...

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“Basic is the way forward”

published 26/02/2001

Cheap,versatile,easy to maintain and economical st...

No-frills,zero cred

I bought one of these a few years ago,having taken out a bank loan and deciding upon the means of transport. I hadn't decided until I went into a bike showroom and saw a black/dark grey CG-125 revolving on a turntable,from that moment on I knew I had to have that bike... This is a good,cheap...

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Super

Fuel economy, "Bomb Proof" engine, Reliable, Cheap...

Lack of power, Drum brakes, No thrills bike.

My bike is a honda cg 125 on an 02 plate, nearly four year old now and my model has the electric start and drum brakes front and rear. I have been riding it to work (18 miles per day) now for the past three years and I can honestly say nothing has gone wrong with my bike. The bike is lightweight...

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“This Honda CG125 thing..”

published 30/07/2004

It does what it says on the tin

not for 'boy racers'

I always wondered why they feel the need for all those letters.. still dont know, maybe its something to do with the whole 'letters after your name' thing? Trying to sound impressive and just making people fall asleep?? Anyway.. the bike.. well I have ridden a few 100cc and 125cc motorbikes and...

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“cheap learner”

published 22/08/2004

cheap to run, simple to service

low power, basic design

I bought one of these when I passed my cbt because it was cheap. First thing I realised was how simple the bike is. I had the kick start version and I know a starter motor version is available as well. My choice I'd go for the starter motor as the kick start can be a pain in winter when trying to...

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Excellent

Light, easy to ride, Handles well, good fun on A a...

Slightly underpowered (but that is where the pleas...

I have owned quite a few bikes from 50cc to 1000cc. When you start riding bikes, all there is in the back of your mind is "I can't wait to get a bigger bike". Well eventually you realise that you can go too big, Buckets of power is overrated, Sports bikes become boring after a while and make you...

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Super

Stunning fuel consumption, Easy to ride, Forgiving

No power, doesn't handle brilliantly, not 'cool'

I learnt to ride on this bike a couple of years ago and have commuted on it everyday since then come rain or shine (except a couple where there was eight inches of snow and ice). During that time it has served me well and has consistently run at about 100mpg. There are drawbacks though. There is...

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Super

published 22/09/2008

I love my CG, I've only been riding for a few months and this has given me no problems, It's light, easy to handle and has safe and soundly taken me and my bags on little trips all over southern England and Wales. It's a bit scarily skitty in the rain, but ridden carefully, you should survive!! And you feel a little like a sail in the wind but again, ride safe, you'll be cool. I highly recommend as a learner, and if I had enough money, I'd love to keep it, aswell as get another bigger bike. 75mx speed, but hey, that's over the limit anyway,

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“SIMPLY the best?!?!?”

published 03/01/2006

Cheap to run, Simplicity, Popularity

Flimsy, Over-rated

The Honda CG125 is probably the first bike that comes to mind when you think of a learner legal, CBT ready cheap bike to get yourself started... The question is, is it the best bike for your pocket money? In 2002 I found myself in the ownership of a 'X' reg Year 2000 Honda CG 125. When I realised...

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Excellent

“Great little beast.”

published 28/08/2004

Easy to ride,cheap to run,reasonable power and che...

Wheels are too thin,doesn't turn heads and is the ...

If you've just passed your cbt part1 and are after a bike thats cheap to insure and maintain, then the cg is the one for you. It ain't super fast but it will get you where you want to go and more importantly is better than catching the bus! It will cruise all day at 50mph and will be pushed to...

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