New Honda MSX125

Attitude Redesigned

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Manufactured in Thailand the MSX125 is small enough to be supremely manageable yet also has a fully-fledged feel thanks to some standard sized motorcycle parts. It is part mini-bike, part motorcycle with involving performance matched to confident handling and styling that combines a sense of fun with a tough, urban edge.

A thorough-going redesign gave the MSX125 an even sharper new attitude with more of a ‘mini-streetfighter’ feel from its new design lines, compact underslung exhaust and stacked LED headlight.

The MSX125’s well-proven and efficient 125cc fuel-injected engine provides smooth torque and power delivery, and also features a motorcycle-style four-speed gearbox and clutch. The engine also complies with the stringent new EURO4 regulations, under which the allowable limits for exhaust tailpipe pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide, are approximately half of those for EURO3.

The MSX125’s 125cc two-valve air-cooled engine is based on one of Honda’s most well-proven power units; known for its fuel efficiency, ease of use and longevity. Further development of the engine for the MSX125 has resulted in improved fuel economy; the engine uses low-friction technology such as an offset cylinder and a roller-rocker arm for the valve gear. Reducing crank inertia has also resulted in improved throttle feel and a smooth power delivery.

Imparting a motorcycle feel to the MSX125, the four-speed gearbox is managed via manual clutch and offers smooth and consistent gear changes. The 15T gearbox sprocket, 34T final drive sprocket and 12-inch wheels deliver lively around-town response plus the ability to travel slowly in a high gear – perfect for threading easily through tight traffic.

MSX125 features a newly stacked LED headlight giving the model a distinctive, ultra-modern face. An easy-to-read compact LCD digital dash features a speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock. Switches either side of the display allow the rider to reset the trip meters and clock, or alternate between odometer and tripmeter.

Priorities for the MSX125’s chassis were threefold: it needed to provide the base for a practical bike that new riders could use – and park – with ease in an urban environment. But it also needed to be just as useable and enjoyable out of town, and also readily accept a pillion.

A steel mono-backbone frame has been employed. Its rigid, square-section tube joins the headstock directly to the swingarm pivot plates and every other part in effect hangs visibly from the frame, greatly contributing to the MSX125’s minimalist look. Specifically tuned vertical/horizontal rigidity and flex in the swingarm pivot and engine hanger plates provides the perfect balance of comfort and confidence.

Another aim for the MSX125 was to provide ‘beyond class’ suspension quality. The 31mm USD fork – a first for Honda on a 125cc motorcycle – reduces unsprung weight and thanks to the pistons’ greater pressure-bearing area (compared to a standard telescopic fork) offers improved damping feel throughout the stroke. The top and bottom yokes are full-sized, further enhancing handling and rider feel while a lightweight and robust single rear shock operates a simple and tough H-shape, 50mm x 25mm steel box section swingarm.


Colour Options


Matt Axis Grey Metallic

Matt Axis Grey Metallic


Pearl Valentine Red

Pearl Valentine Red



Representative example

MSX125 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£59.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,389.00
Deposit£544.18
HUK Contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£2,844.82
Final Payment£1,124.00
Final Payment inc Option Fee£1,134.00
Total Amount Payable£3,802.18
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge2p
Interest Rate pa6.51%

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MSX125 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£59.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,389.00
Deposit£544.18
HUK Contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£2,844.82
Final Payment£1,124.00
Final Payment inc Option Fee£1,134.00
Total Amount Payable£3,802.18
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge2p
Interest Rate pa6.51%
MSX125 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£85.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,389.00
Deposit£623.63
Honda Deposit contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£2,765.37
Total Amount Payable£3,683.63
Interest Rate pa6.69%
MSX125 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£85.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,389.00
Deposit£623.63
Honda Deposit contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£2,765.37
Total Amount Payable£3,683.63
Interest Rate pa6.69%
MSX125 17YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£85.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,389.00
Deposit£616.08
Honda Deposit contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£2,772.92
Total Amount Payable£3,686.08
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Interest Rate pa6.51%
MSX125 18YM - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£85.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,389.00
Deposit£616.08
Honda Deposit contribution£0.00
Amount of Credit£2,772.92
Total Amount Payable£3,686.08
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Interest Rate pa6.51%


Specifications

Bore × Stroke (mm)52.4 x 57.9
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio9.3:1
C02 Emissions34 g/km
Engine Displacement (cc)124.9
Engine Type (cm³)Air-cooled 2-valve single cylinder
Max. Power Output7.2kW / 7,000 rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque10.9Nm / 5,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Oil Capacity (Litres)1.1
StarterElectric
ClutchWet multiplate
Final DriveChain
Gearbox4-speed
Battery Capacity (VAh)12V 3.5Ah
Caster Angle25°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)1760 x 755 x 1010
Frame typeSteel mono-backbone frame
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)5.5 litres
Fuel Consumption1.52L/100km*
Ground Clearance (mm)160
Kerb Weight (kg)101.7
Seat Height (mm)765
Trail (mm)81
Wheelbase (mm)1200
Brakes FrontABS - Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston brake caliper
Brakes RearSingle 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston brake caliper
Suspension FrontUSD Front Forks, 31mm
Suspension RearMono shock, steel square pipe swingarm
Tyre Size Front120/70-12
Tyre Size Rear130/70-12
Wheels FrontY-Spoke Aluminium Cast MT 2.5 -12
Wheels RearY-Spoke Aluminium Cast MT 2.5 -12
HeadlightsLED
InstrumentsLCD digital dash with speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock.
Tail LightLED

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