Written on: 13/08/2013 by nobike1
300 miles on the clock no fuel to plug. Could this be another fuel pump? Off the road. My dealer cannot look at it for many days as they are too busy. Honda customer services not interested, given case reference number and told they will contact me within three days!!! (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2013 by jonnypaps (1 review written)
I bought the honda 125i on 3rd March and since then had its first service (not cheap)and now seven weeks later the fuel pump has stopped working and the bike cant start ok the bike is under warranty and it will be fixed,but the inconvenience this has caused me is such a pain.When i bought this bike i was looking for reliable and hassle free motoring hence the reason why i bought the Honda 125i but i have quickly realised this was a big mistake i would not recommend this expensive so called... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2012 by riopup (1 review written)
Bought a second hand SH125, 3 years old with 10.000 on the clock, first scooter after many years on motorbikes. This is an excellent little machine. Fast, looks nice, comfortable. I had the rollers, belt and brake disks replaced soon after I got it as they were due which made a noticable improvement to performance and handling. I checked fuel consumption and it does 95mpg round town (London). Took a while to get used to a scooter but now I love the SH125, its a great machine. Downsides are... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2012 by london2wheels (3 reviews written)
My credentials for forwarding this review are: 1. I have had a full bike license for 15 years. 2. Have owned following Honda’s CB/CBR’s 125, 250, 600, 1000. 3. Currently own CBR600 + SH300. 4. Have had a new SH 125 for 2 week from main dealer, whilst my bike is serviced. The plus side of this bike are a free rear box, low weight, maneuverability and handling at low speed. The minus sides are 6 litre tank that will give you a maximum range of around 120 miles(depending on driving style).... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2011 by msm115 (6 reviews written)
I have had two 50cc Hondas (Zoomers - see my reviews in that section) before this bike, and it's a massive step up. I have passed the test, so use the SH125 on the motorway from time to time and as long as you don't expect too much, it can handle this. The ride and 'solid' feel of this bike are great - the large wheels and good build quality contribute to that. If the bike exceeds 60mph there's a lot more mechanical noise and vibration which take a little bit of getting used to. Under-seat... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2011
Perhaps it is just me BUT have had lots of problems starting this scooter what is the correct technique seems like you need 3 hands can anyone please assist me .What i have been doing is holding front brake on swich on ignition then you have to press starter before light goes out once it goes is a very nice bike help any sudgestions
i previously had a honda 125 dylan had no problems with that started brill but because this bike is fuel injected seems to have made starting worse (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2011
As an experienced motorcyclist, the large diameter wheels are essential - especially on poorly maintained roads such as they have here (Isle of Wight). Good for the larger person (6'1'') and with the top box, very practical. Smooth, quick and quiet. Very good lights. The exhaust is rusting a little despite regular washing - ditto the rear shocks- but it is used all year. Buy the Honda screen - it keeps the weather off and consider the Tucano Urbano leg covers - brilliant(I was in Italy last... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
I have a honda sh 125i I can sey that is the best 125cc scooter in reability and fuel low comsumtion. I recomend to every one this scooter is the best in their category. This scooter has good look, comfortable, strong and the best runs just smelling the petrol tank, other advantage is very chip price on spare parts if you nered to change it. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010
Purchased this bike for the Taxi Knowledge. Have done over 9800 miles since Jan 09. Still runs like a dream. I change the oil every 1000 miles as i need it to run smoothly. The service is too expensive especially by Honda dealers and every 2500 is too short. I suggest you learn how to at least change the oil which cost £12 and 20 mins of your time and change the front breaks as these can wear quickly. That takes a bit more time but any DIY'er can do it.
Apart from that my Speedo stopped... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
I bought this bike in May 2008.It had one owner and was in prestine condition. The dealer was pleasant to deal with. I have found it a very good bike. I did have to put a new speedo cable on and have been told this is a common problem. It is a sturdy bike and much better than my previously owned Aprilia 150 scooter. I needed to get the customised screen supplied reduced in size to see over the top of it even though I am 5.10. Recently my left side mirror has comme off and it apprears to be... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2010
I have had my Honda SH125 for almost 2 years. bought it secondhand with 1500 in the clock, mow it is about 8K.
Having done CBT on a 50cc moped this was like a Porsche, fast, comfortable and grippy. In one word the bike is perfect for 125cc.
I have out on a Givi screen, cut it to height and ride it all year except when snow. I am 5'6 and find the seat low enough and the riding position very comfortable. Have not done more than 200miles in a day but I think that any long distance is not a... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2010
i have used it every day shopping but in the spring and summer long rides to as far south weston- wales brecon becons- elan vally aberytwith to north wales rhyl [ jim ] (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
I had my SH125i from new in October 2006 until November 2008. I regularly commuted 12 miles to the London Bridge area, including throughout the winter. It was a reliable, efficient machine which looked and felt well built.
. Started first time, every time;
. Flat floor handy for shopping;
. 16" wheels = good ride quality and stability at higher speeds;
. Narrow, so easy to filter through slow/stationary traffic;
. Fast away from traffic lights;
Main... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2009
Honda SH125i starts first time. However, questionable reliabilty, service intervals way too short. Crankshaft oil seal 'popped' at 4000 miles approx £100 to repair. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009
The Honda SH 125i is still very reliable and comfortable to ride. Servicing is at every 2500 miles, and can be quite costly (UK £85). Speedometer cable failed, within the first year. My dealer has given me 2 years on parts and warranty; I am also covered for 2 years by the AA (UK - top of the range - roadside assistance and recovery). The main headlight is excellent at night, (The sidelights are pathetic and can / should be available for customisation). The tyre grip is fantastic, even in... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009
Given the initial "Expert Review" I am quite surprised. My HOnda SH 125i is nearly one year old. All users should have their Bikes "steam cleaned", on a monthly basis, as certain components tend to rust rapidly (Advice given from Local Dealer). When I took the Honda 125i for its first Service at 2500 miles (The yellow indicator lights up at every 2500 miles in the UK, You can do a further 250 miles whilst it is lit, but I wouldn`t advise it.)
My Speedometer failed to work, several days... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008 by speedman08 (1 review written)
I bought the sh125 brand new in june and covered 1600 miles so far.
It has good acceleration and can easily travel at an average speed of 50 mph. The clutch is a bit noisy and the rear brake feels a bit spongy and needs a good squeeze to stop the bike at speed.
The front fork wobbles a bit when braking hard.
Definetely a very good scooter to commute daily and much better than my previous vespa et4.
Shame the sh 150 is not available in the uk as it has a bit more power and top speed than the 125. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2008 by turkish1234 (1 review written)
Needed a scooter for work so I could save the Bandit 650 for weekends. After much research, opted for a brand new Honda SH125i (08). Had it now for two months. Always starts first time. I'm 18 stone and 6ft 1in. Plenty of leg room for me and tons of space to carry things, due to a massive top box thats comes with the bike. Most of my traveling is on A roads, so keeping around the 40mph mark will return 100mpg. Keep the throlle wide open and drive faster, then this falls to around 85mpg. It... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2008 by leemartindale (1 review written)
Just got rid of my car as it failed it's MOT and I couldn't justify getting another one, so I decided to take my CBT and get a Honda SH125.
Out of all of the 125's out there, this one came highly recommended and now I know why.
This is a great bike. It's a big bike for what it is with a lot of presence on the road even more so with the free top box Honda give away with it.
It's got great acceleration (not many cars can compete with it for pulling away from a standing start) and the bike's... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2008 by agsmith (2 reviews written)
From a "Learner`s" point of view, the Honda SH125 is quick, nippy, but you are not going to break any road speed records, just yet. It`s well lit up from the front - Halogen headlight is good enough, and the side lights add to your immediate vision at night. Indicators are highly visible and well placed and the tail/break light is highly visible both during the day and night. A 35 litre Back box (Supplied free from some agents), matching the overall colour is very useful, as it can contain a... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2008
Ok, after 16,000 miles and 2.75 years heres the full breakdown of how much it cost to run my excellent SH125. I have included the cost buying new, less todays part exchange value plus all fuel, dealer servicing, spares, tax and insurance. The total (net) cost of owning and running the bike was 3,040 which works out at 19 pence per mile. It averaged 105 mpg, with dealer services every 2,500 miles costing about 100, and I insured it fully comp (so, a thrifty owner could shave costs in... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2008 by rrcoffin (1 review written)
Ok, after 16,000 miles and 2.75 years heres the full breakdown of how much it cost to run my excellent Honda SH125. I have included the cost buying new, less todays part exchange value plus all fuel, dealer servicing, spares, tax and insurance. The total (net) cost of owning and running the bike was £3,040 which works out at 19 pence per mile. It averaged 105 mpg, with dealer services every 2,500 miles costing about £100, and I insured it fully comp (so, a thrifty owner could shave costs... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2008
Very well made (its a Honda) never it to many miles on the clock will try to do the 100,000 mile club. Changing oil needs to lean on wall, otherwise it runs down the centre stand, when it got a flat battery that ' s it, no going out on it, but it did last 4 years and 30500 miles, new one cost £50 that ' s it. To get he back wheel out it needs to take off the battery panel, remove the exhaust pipe, take off the alloy bracket, remove the mudguard, big socket for the wheel nut. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2007 by gowdy87
Its a good all round bike easy to use and goes the distance. All round good commuter I use it to travel around 40miles each day and it handles the corners and Northern Ireland pretty well. I can take off from traffic lights pretty fast and can leave most bikes behind. Its an all round good bike. I'm 6ft1 and its a comfortable drive. although when its cold you find yourself slumping over sometimes and leaning into the wind. this is an all round great bike to have. (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2007 by Mysterysong (3 reviews written)
Having been a motorcyclist for many years it was with trepidation that I ventured into buying a scooter, but realised it would be much more practical around London than my Fazer 1000. After much looking at various models and makes I choose the Honda due to the legendary build and reliability of the make (I've owned Honda's before so can say that with assurance) and I also liked the fact the SH has bigger wheels, more akin to a motorcycle, than most scooters.
I never really expected to do... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2007 by duffs10 (2 reviews written)
I've owned the Honda SH125i for about 4 months, clocking 1,500 miles so far, and it has been flawlessly reliable. Thanks to a solid fuel injection system, there have been no problems starting on warm, cold, wet, foggy or humid days. Performance increased gradually over the first 1,000 miles as the motor broke in. Acceleration is quicker than most other 125s but you won't kill bikes bigger than 200cc off the line. However, it will easily out-accelerate normal city traffic. I tend to ride at... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2007 by Wizzo (2 reviews written)
I have just ordered my second Honda SH125i. Handling is a dream on the bigger wheels and you have enough power to make this scooter the best commuter bike in its class. It's a shame the 150 version isn't available in the UK - the extra bit of poke would make longer journeys much easier. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2006 by Bart from Fulham (1 review written)
This scooter has taken me on a daily 15-mile round trip, from Fulham to the City of London and vice versa, for six months now. It replaces my de-restricted Vespa ET4 50cc. Comparing the two is pointless: the SH125i is in a completely different league. Its huge wheels and better suspension and shaped seat make for a much comfier ride. Its acceleration is great. Vespa's GTs and ET4 125s are slower away from the traffic lights than this punchy Honda.
Fuel consumption is good. I get fewer miles... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2006 by rcoffin (2 reviews written)
Just remember it's only 125cc, and in that context, the Honda SH125i is really very impressive. I tested it well on a 1,300 mile trip around Scotland. You cruise at 55/60 mph and therefore average 35 mph on ordinary roads, allowing brief stops for petrol and map reading. It's a scooter, so sitting space is a bit limited but not bad and there are more options for putting feet than on a bike, so you can travel with reasonably straight legs for a change. When loaded up with touring kit,... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2006 by beanz4me (2 reviews written)
In my day I used to ride up to 250cc on a L plate, those were the days.
Now returning to biking in a more gentle fasion i.e a scooter.
Had this Honda SH125i 8 - 10 weeks now, had a ANF 125 before which was stolen.
Very eazy and comfortable to ride, twist and go is a cinch. Compared to ANF this scooter grips the road like glue with its big bike size tyres and wheels.
Unfortunatly tops out at 65 (70 with wind behind and down hill) Took wife to work and felt the power struggle slightly.
Don't... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2006 by Ecnal (2 reviews written)
OK I must admit I am a "old" mechanic (well past my sell by date) My first bike a new Suzuki T20 super six followed all sorts of stuff.
I am well impressed with the power (even the limited power with the Honda SH125i) and the "Twist and go" It is an ideal commuter.
I bought it for the summer as a fun thing I live in the Lake District and thought it would beat sitting round in queues or not being able to stop due to no parking both on the passes and near the lakes and be useful on the tracks... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2005 by rcoffin (2 reviews written)
Had the Honda SH125i since new and have done 1500 miles in all weathers since Sept 05. Really impressed generally and I've had all sorts of bikes (last was Honda Transalp 600 and this scooter does the <25 mile comuting trips almost just as well for a lot less money and much more weather protection). Gets used for short motorway trips where 55/60 mph is not too embarassing. It's surprisingly tall but no problem for me. (read more)