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Specification for Honda SH125i

Engine
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC single
Engine Displacement: 125cc
Bore & Stroke: 52.4 x 57.8mm Compression Ratio: 11.0 : 1
Carburation: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Max. Power Output: 13 bhp at 9,000 rpm
Max. Torque: 11.5Nm at 7,000 rpm
Ignition: Digital transistorised with electronic advance
Starter: Electric

Transmission
Gearbox: V-Matic
Final Drive: Belt drive

Dimensions and Weight
Length x Width x Height: 2,020 x 700 x 1,140mm
Wheelbase: 1,335mm
Seat Height: 790mm
Ground Clearance: 149mm
Fuel Capacity: 7.5 litres
Dry Weight: 120 kg

Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Wheels Front: U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear: U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front: 100/80-16 50P
Tyres Rear: 120/80-16 60P
Suspension Front: 33mm telescopic fork, 90mm axle travel
Suspension Rear: Dual damper unit swingarm, 82mm axle travel
Brakes Front: 220mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear: 130 mm leading/trailing drum

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★★★★☆

“A good comuter”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by jirob (3 reviews written)

Ive had my sh125 for over a year and generally very pleased with it although it did have to go back to the main dealer for a recall on the fuel pump. Honda claim 133 mgg,i average 124 miles per gallon,pretty close. The under seat compartment is too small even for an open faced helmet but the bike comes with a topbox as standard which is large enough for a helmet.Handling is pretty good for a small machine aided with the decent wheel size, my main gripe with the machine is the stiff suspension… Read Full Review

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“Honda sh125i 2005 honest unbiased opinion ”

Written on: 24/03/2014 by Thorpe126 (1 review written)

Having owned ZX6r's etc etc and taking an interest in bikes for some time I was some what dubious when my Dad offered me his sh125i. It had 16k on the clock & I never had rode a scooter before. Handling at first was a shock!! Obviously completely diff to super sports, it felt like at first it did not want to go around corners lol. Now I'm used to it, it is very impressive, bike will lean right over without grounding out. Tyres seem pretty good and larger wheels are a big bonus. I can't… Read Full Review

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“Wish I had kept my Yamaha”

Written on: 13/08/2013 by nobike1 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“Desapointed”

Written on: 28/07/2013

Only with 200 miles on the clock and the fuel pump gone! Very bad for a Honda… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“its good but not that good”

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 Full Review

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Qprchris's Response to jonnypaps's Review

Written on: 25/07/2013

I have had exactly the same problem. I have a bike less than 6 months old and with only 2700 miles on the clock. Had the bike serviced the day before, and was riding along when all power went. i was lucky to be able to pull over and not cause an accident. I then waited over 4 hrs for a tow to Honda. When I got there, they were trying to give the impression that because I hadn't had the service done with them, the warranty may be invalid! For the service of 2500 miles, they were quoting 3150 when I got in done in a very good garage for £64!

Got a call to say the good news was a fuel pump problem and that the warranty would cover the problem.

Not happy that a problem such as this should occur on such a new bike with very lo mileage!

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★★★★★

“Excellent Town Bike”

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 Full Review

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“How to be an obstruction on the road!”

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). No… Read Full Review

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Ladbroke355's Response to london2wheels's Review

Written on: 14/06/2013

So the sh125 is not good for a roads how about the sh300 how does that handle and cope?

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★★★★☆

“Sh125 good but not brilliant”

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 Full Review

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“Perhaps it is just me BUT have had lots of problems...”

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 Full Review

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Skie's Comment

Written on: 22/03/2011

you have to wait for the red light fuel injection light to go out and then start it by holding the back brake (left) and the ignition switch

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Ronny.bossu's Comment

Written on: 16/02/2013

Just switch on ignition, hold left brake firmly and press starter.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/08/2011

hi i have the sh 125 05 you have to wait till the red light goes out b4 you start it

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★★★★★

“As an experienced motorcyclist, the large diameter...”

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 Full Review

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“I have a honda sh 125i I can sey that is the best...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Purchased this bike for the Taxi Knowledge. Have done...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought this bike in May 2008.It had one owner and...”

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 a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have had my Honda SH125 for almost 2 years. bought...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“i have used it every day shopping but in the spring...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I had my SH125i from new in October 2006 until...”

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.

Main strengths:

. 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;
. Fun!

Main… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“Honda SH125i starts first time. However, questionable...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Honda SH 125i is still very reliable and...”

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 the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Given the initial "Expert Review" I am quite...”

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 before… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I bought the sh125 brand new in june and covered 1600...”

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 Full Review

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