What is the ride quality of the Honda CG 125?
The best way to describe the Honda CG 125’s ride quality is: bouncy. Especially if ridden by a larger pilot. But that’s okay, because only a complete madman would expect a Honda CG 125 to handle anything like an Aprilia RS 125 – the most desirable sports 125 of the late 90s and early 00s.
When did the Honda CG125 come out?
1 1975: Honda CG125 launched. 2 1988: Main Honda CG125 production shifts to Brazil. 3 1996: Honda CG125 `clones’ exported in volume from China. 4 2004: Updated Honda CG125 gets disc front brake, bigger tank, new styling.
How much did you pay for your 1988 CG125?
I bought an 1988 CG125 for £150 “on a whim” about 4 or 5 years ago. I thought perhaps it would encourage my partmer to get back on 2 wheels, but she wasn’t having it, so 2 years ago I started using it myself as a run around so I wouldn’t have to get my nice bike (Harley)out of the garage for short errands, especially in bad weather.
Can a Honda CG 125 handle an Aprilia RS 125?
But that’s okay, because only a complete madman would expect a Honda CG 125 to handle anything like an Aprilia RS 125 – the most desirable sports 125 of the late 90s and early 00s. That said, it does the job and CGs have been known to haul more than just a large rider to and from work elsewhere in developing countries!
How far can you go on a CG125?
The CG125 isn’t meant for long distance. I can go maybe 60miles before getting a bit fed up. The speed and power is the main issue but the seat is quite hard and the handlebar vibrations take their toll. This is a commuter bike meant for 20-30 miles a day, not a tourer.
How much does it cost to build a CG 125?
On the used market, CG 125s are depreciation-proof. You can get a decent drum-braked model for around £800 if you look hard, however prices are starting to climb, as appetite grows for customisation. Around £1200 may just get the electric start version. There are also plenty of projects available; from non-runners, to easy-finishers.