Written on: 24/03/2013 by ash8908 (1 review written)
Hi can any one help my speedo has stopped working I bought a new cable but stilk isnt working and when I hit 7000 revs it seems to stuggle to pick up the speed any ideas thankyou (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2012 by flowerman999 (8 reviews written)
I BOUGHT THIS 2006 XR-125 L6 FROM A HONDA DEALER FOR £1600 AND I NEVER HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH IT. ON THE OTHER HAND MY DADS PIAGGIO NRG HAD 1 PROBLEM EVERY MONTH. IN THE END HE GOT RID OF THE PIAGGIO AND BOUGHT A HONDA NOW HE IS SO HAPPY. I BOUGHT A VERY LARGE 65 LITRE BACK BOX AND FITTED IT TO THE BACK AND I CAN CARRY ABOUT 5 SHOPPING BAGS INSIDE IT. REALLY GOOD BIKE, HANDLES DIRT, WATER, MUDDY, GRASS. POSITIVES: VERY ROBUST ENGINE SUMMER OR WINTER VERY LARGE TIRES VERY VERY VERY... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2011 by eogz (1 review written)
Ok, I'm a 40yr old new to biking and am a big 18st+ and at 6'4" needed a bike to reflect my size. After some research I looked at the Yamaha WR125R, the big enduro style bike, which I really liked but was put off by the price. So for a second hand reliable learner with some size I went for the XR125L. It's not a true enduro bike, its a four stroke with a permanently restriced engine (11bhp), you'd need to buy some after market parts to increase the power. Now I'm a big fella so the... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2011 by zipfire (1 review written)
i had had this bike on a 07 plate with tax and test it was just 1000 pounds!! it has never let me down to get to work and back all weather only lil problem is its a bit weird to ride in the rain with the nobly tires but apart from that it is a very good bike Honda CG engine that goes on for EVER! my biker mate swears by Honda and i see why! DO NOT BUY THEM STUPID CHINESE PEACES OF DUMP they might cost 2000 pounds new but it will fall apart before 2 years go for Japanese the real bike makers!... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2011 by helpsy92 (1 review written)
well its designed for onroad and off use, but i would strongly not recommend taking one for heavy off road use as the front tends to really wash-out when pushed and the suspension is VERY "splodgy"! but on the road it is really good is very smooth and handles speed well, i had 65 with a modified pipe!
very good front discs and rear drum does the job... just!
you wont be keeping up with any really high perfomance on road bikes, but you wont be keeping up with much... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010
ive had my xr 125 for around 2 years now,mainly for commuting to work on a 20 mile round trip.these arent the fastest 125,s ,mine will do 55 all day long and 65 with a bit of wind behind you but apart from that these are fantastic little bikes,ive used mine every day for work and it starts every time ,ive even been to work this week and its been -10 degrees .solid and bullet proof,would reccomend to anyone as a commuter bike does 90 to the gallon too! (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2010
hi im new to bike riding ,, ive been and purchased a 07 reg honda xr125 today i havent collected it yet tho its only got 7000 miles on the on the clock and the body work is really clean ,, its just had a new exhaust and chain put on it its taxed untill june 2011 and its just been mot'd was it worth £1400? and are they a good bike/reliable ive read quite afew reveiws and some say they have a clunky gearbox is this correct? (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2010 by kingsknight (3 reviews written)
I brought a 03 XR125 L-3 with 9,100 miles on the clock over 19 months ago. In them 19 months I have covered nearly 13,000 miles on the the little beast! It has NEVER let me down!
I have ridden the bike in all weathers and it just keeps going and going. The engine is solid and will never let you down as long as you keep it topped up! MPG of my bike is around 75-85 depending how you're riding.
I went on a month long tour of England in the summer where I covered 1800 miles in a month!
I... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2010 by MrPepper (1 review written)
hey when i was riding my xr i was doing 50 in third gear and thats with factory settings.
does this sound about right?
i don't know if it'll give me anymore in fourth and fifth cos i haven't had it on a long enough road
Written on: 05/01/2010
i bought my honda xr125 about a month ago.., i am not yet 17 til feb, ive heard lots about these bikes and all reviews seem good, but they are not very fast? how fast could my 2005 xr125 get on a long flat road?
jake (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2009
Honda XR125 is a good bike love it had mine for 4 years and is still going now my bro has it got 87mph on a flat but it was race tuned!! (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009 by panjak
I have had honda xr125 bike for one year. it is a good little bike, very reliable, cheap to run and fun for using it on or off the road. the only bad point seems to be the gear when you stop at red light, sometimes it is difficult to get it into neutral or sometimes into the first gear. i have been told this is because the bike is new. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2009 by d4nhardy (1 review written)
i have an 03 Honda XR125 and i hear people say that their new models will only do 55 to 60 mph. mine does 75mph i had an engine change to an 06 year and used that front sprocket and it did 55 so i change it to the 03 if u want it to go faster put an 03 sprocket on, i have used my bike on and off road i it keeps me happy apart from power. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009
I have a honda xr 125 and for the first time took it further than out of the town i managed to do 111km on £5.00 no joke. It's probably due to the fact it isn't a fast bike and i was only doing 60mph. I would recommend this for someone who wants a 125 instead of 50cc. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009
Got a honda xr125 today spotless, fast and very reactive.` (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009
im honest here. the honda xr125 bike is good on fuel and reliablilty..looks good aswell but the speed i can only go is 50mph on the A38... its doesnt keep up with the traffic!
Written on: 02/10/2008 by ian Mc (1 review written)
My son has had this bike from new for 3 years and in that time has covered 28k which is a lot of miles on 2 spark plugs and the original oil. It was used it every day regardless of weather conditions and it has never and I really do mean never let him down. He has religiously ignored service schedules failed to replace worn out consumable parts and never cleaned it. It's been stolen twice -so you can assume it has been seriously abused as well - It has, however generally been ridden... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2008 by Pete H (1 review written)
I really like this bike, keeps up with the traffic well and is good up to 50mph, and 60mph is possible but takes time. The seat is comfortable with 50+mile rides no problem.
Doesn't always go into 1st first time but this could be because it's new.
Looked at lots of reviews for 125's and initially wrote this bike off as it only has 11bhp, but this is not a problem and the bike will keep up with most 125's. And as it's a Honda it's built to last.
Would definitely recommend this bike. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2008 by JimmyMac76 (1 review written)
Absolutely loving this bike - it's my first road legal bike and I think it's been great to learn on.
It's a brilliant ride, not a slow bike - though could do with a wee bit more poke but then again it's a 4stroke 125 so I wasn't expecting a rocket.
Crazily economical on fuel... I keep thinking I've fairly racked up the miles since I last filled the tank but when I go to the petrol station I struggle to squeeze in a fiver!
If yer thinking of buying a 125 I'd heartily reccommend the XR. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008 by kostas4444
Go to buy One. The best bike to learn. Fantastic Bike with amazing Handling. Its So beautifull with a wild beauty. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2008
Great first bike and would buy one again. Looks good and handles well. Reliable and light, excellent around town and country lanes. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008
Overall, a great little starter bike. Very cheap to buy and run and will probably go on for ever. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by mapryan (1 review written)
Coming back to biking after a number of years, I decided to get a Honda XR125 for a number of reasons
1: Really enjoyed the first bike I ever owned - a Yamaha DT125
2: They're cheap to buy and maintain ( £15/year road tax!)
3: My no-claims is completely gone so I need to rebuild it
Bit of a shock to the system, how gutless a 125 is. Not really a criticism of the XR in particular, just all 33BHP bikes. However, having said that, it's nippy enough off the lights, allowing you to get in front... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2008 by thorpy
Great bike for on road and off road if you like a bit of on and off road this is the ideal bike. Have fun and go for it. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2008
The acceleration I good up to 40 a bit slow but will hold its own against other little bike grips to the road even when wet but wouldn ' t suggest you take a roundabout at 50 great on fuel I got mine off a mate for only 400 had to put new tires sprocket and chain but that ' s only maintenance the only problem I ' ve kept having is the Speedo cable keeps breaking on me three times ive had to replace it and as its my only transport and I work early and have to leave about 4.30am it don ' t... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2008
Fantastic bike and will quite happily keep up with most if not all other 4 stroke 125's. (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2008 by paulh617
oI bought my Honda xr brand new from my dealer on 0% finance more or less on my 17th birthday (18 months ago) to ride on my cbt as a learner, i have now passed my full test and did it on this bike, Its affordable, reliable and overall a great little bike, the build quality is excellent, it goes forever on £10 of fuel, (180 miles) and I have had no troubles with it since purchasing it, Im an all weather rider as its my only transport, I also take my girlfriend on the back all the time and... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2007 by wiggystardust (1 review written)
I was finding my old bike a bit big and costly to run for my daily commute to work (Dominator 650) so I thought I'd buy a little 125 traillie as I'd enjoyed, my first bike so much (Yamaha DT125R).
Saw a few Honda XR125's about and thought they looked really great and there was a really good deal on new ones, £66 a month, so I thought "why not?".
It's a really great bike, feels like a bigger bike to ride, nice and comfy, feels quite solid but light enough to squeeze in and out of London's... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2007 by lockwste (1 review written)
I have had this Honda XR125 bike for over three months now and its such fun to ride. The ride height is fantastic for tall riders like me. It looks like a big bike for what it is. When I first passed my CBT I wanted to get a CBR 125 but after sitting on it realised it was too small. Honda then recommended the XR! Mine is the Black and Red colour scheme that looks great! It also comes with a 2 year Honda warranty with 2 years breakdown cover. The insurance isn't expensive either. The fuel... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2007 by aj46202 (1 review written)
I recently got this Honda XR125 bike as a commuter, as I don't have the time or money to go about doing my car license (never needed to as only finished college and there used to be plenty of buses).
I have to say that this bike is fantastic, it has a great look especially compared to other 125's and the size of this bike actually looks more like a 250 (this bike is taller *only just* then my friends Suzuki 650 which is also a 2006 model).
This bike also has excellent acceleration up to 40... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2007 by Hellsangel (2 reviews written)
Hi all. Wrote a review back in Feb under the same username so thought it may be time for an update, a year along the line. I am still very happy with this bike. I admit, the "new toy" feeling has worn off a bit so I find myself less and less inclined to go out on a cold winters morning to clean it like I used to. However, come summer, I still keep up with the cleaning etc. I have run up 2600 miles on it, not very high, I know, but like I originally said, I use it purely for commuting to... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2006 by Ash12345 (1 review written)
I have owned my Honda XR125 for about two months now and I have to say what a fantastic little bike it is. Even for tall riders like me. I ride it off road regularly and it handles great.
To fine tune it I have exchanged the bars for some Renthal Paris Dakar high bars which are wider and have less sweep which enable better control at low speed.
The 19 inch front wheel also dictates a slightly lower front end than most trail bikes, which again is great for the technical stuff.
The best thing... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2006 by mtbman
There's so much to say about this motorbike, I don't know where to start.
First of all it's a Honda, and you know you've got bullet proof engine quality and reliability. I wouldn't be surprised if you could get 50,000+ miles out of these things. That basically means there's not much point in buying a Honda XR125 brand new. I got mine for £1200 a year ago, and for this bike I think I got a bargain.
Secondly, is the nice seat height. I'm 6ft 3 and it's perfect! Anybody up to 6ft 5 would find... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2006 by jam445
The Honda XR125 is light weight, great for nipping in and out of traffic. It's a nice bike to ride, learner friendly. I had it up to 80 with a bit of help from slipstream with my brothers in front on their bikes.
Basically it has been in and out of the garage all the time, it has had a new piston cause it was burning too much oil, almost a pint every couple weeks. A large crack in the exhaust needed replacing, problem with the gear leaver x 2, but it has been alright last couple of... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2006 by motoGD (1 review written)
Good starter bike for anyone. A strong, nippy, good handling and all round fun bike for all. Just what out in the wet. This bike is poetically slippery in the rain (more so than similar bikes). (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2006 by Pedro07 (1 review written)
This Honda XR125 is a good bike that up to now has served me very well. I would recommend it to anyone considering an easy bike to learn on, especially on a restricted licence. It's cheap to run, reliable and given the right roads good fun. May not be the quickest but 75mph is achievable as I proved once again on the way to work today. Light enough to manover through tight traffic but still feels well planted even at speed. Don't buy any replicas go for the real thing and even save money... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2006 by tiikeripoju (1 review written)
The Honda XR125 is a great bike. Full value for your money!Fourstroke engine that's very reliable. It's very cheap to keep, it's not bad looking at all and the sound. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2006 by johncal
I had my Honda XR for 6 days now and I have 700miles covered already. I can hit 55mph. I want to deristrict the bike and make it as fast as possible. Does anyone have any tips? Thanks. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2006 by munglebean (2 reviews written)
Had my Honda XR125 for about 12 months now. Use it everyday to commute to college, and had no problems yet apart from the chain coming off but that was my fault for leaving the slack. Extremely reliable, and economical, does 160 miles to about £9 worth of petrol. Used it to pass my test, and couldn't really have asked for a better bike to take it on. Perfect for learners but would recommend getting a top box for it. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2006 by biker999 (3 reviews written)
I brought my Honda XR125 14 months ago and it has done me very well it has taken on snow, rain, and even dirt jumps. The bike had a leak on the front forks (too much time on the back weel with haesh landings) but soon got it fixed under warranty. The little bike can be tuned I got a Scorpion race can and fitted it that helped a lot then brought some bigger jets and put on a K and N air filter on it wich made a shed load of difference. Along with stiffening the rear suspension and fitting a... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2006 by Hellsangel (2 reviews written)
Bought my Honda XR 3 weeks ago. Came with the usual benefits which are good value-2 year AA roadside assistance-3 year MOT-1 year road tax- 2 year warranty etc. Very pleased with it. Insurance and running costs are cheap, still on my first tank of petrol. Bought it purely for the commute as I understand that it's only a 125 and not designed for extended touring at high speed. So far have taken it up to 60mph-no problems. I get the feeling that the top speed is not much more than that... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2006 by mulletmeister (1 review written)
I've had my Honda XR125 for 3 months only. It's only covered 500 miles!! The bolts holding the handlebars on are tarnished (read rusty), the paint is falling off of the exhaust, the frame has rust tracks on it, especially near the brace by the headstock, and the wheels and forks are pitting. There is quite a pronounced knock from somewhere when accelerating. I have looked for loose body work but no joy. I'm beginning to wonder if it has piston slap, especially when under load.
So, there you... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2005 by swood2 (3 reviews written)
Having started out on a Honda 250 Superdream with L plates in the 80's, I progressed to a CX500, GT750, CBR, K100, GSX1100, FJ1200, Er500. I recently needed a bike to do a cheap 30 mile daily commute, mainly on muddy B roads and then the city. First I bought a Chituma/Hongdu GY125 - all I'll say is you get what you pay for. I sold it as soon as I could - Now the Honda XR125L is robust, easy to ride and has enough acceleration to make your journey very pleasing. It can keep up with the... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2004 by MO (1 review written)
I bought my Honda XR to use during the winter, back and forth to work. I travel about 12 miles round trip.
Having recently been used to sports bikes, the drop in power was immediatly noticable. However, I was prepared for this, and find the XR gives me more than enough "poke" to cut through city traffic.
The riding position is great, giving me a clear view up ahead, and is far more suitable to my tall frame. (6'3")
The bike looks good, not just to me but to all who have ventured out to the... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2004 by gfb (1 review written)
Bought a Honda XR125 125 to commute to london - approx 15mls. It drives well in traffic and has good acceleration. Apart from starting using the choke settings it is a great little bike. Many people ask what cc it is and are suprised when I tell them.
To sum up, for just over 2k and with the honda 2 year roadside warranty thrown in its well worth a look!
note...If you commute by train this bike will pay for itself in 2yrs and you can then use it as a deposit for a new one again! (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2004 by Titot182 (2 reviews written)
I chose this Honda XR125 125 bike to replace my Piaggio NRG as i soon grew bored of the monotomous twist and go nature of the bike. For a learner, it definately has the looks and off-road pretentions of the XR name and can do "soft-road" trails as well... don't expect it to do a Paris-Dhakar though!!
Ultimately the choice was between this and the CBR125, but since the CBR was basically a CG dressed up to look sporty and was faired (ouch if dropped it) and consequently much more expensive to... (read more)
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