Honda's New MSX125 2015 - THE NEW BREED
Unique, unconventional, with an attitude all its own, this bike may be compact and incredibly nimble, but it rides and feels like a much bigger machine. If you’re looking for serious fun, look no further than the MSX125.
It’s everything expected of a Honda, in terms of performance, build quality and usability, but also wears a style and has an attitude all of its own.
Clutch, gear change and throttle control are all operated as you would a full sized bike. Underneath its bold muscular body, a whole host of features create a balanced, agile and comfortable ride. These include inverted front fork, a mono-backbone steel frame, thick 31mm tyres and Y-shaped spokes - like those featured on our very latest Sports bikes.
A strong performing 125cc engine. Increased intake and exhaust efficiency along with low friction technology has produced a highly economical PGM-Fi fuel injected, air-cooled 2-valve, 125cc engine. Together with a 4-speed gearbox and wet multi-plate clutch, the unit delivers good torque from low, but with a smooth, responsive roll-on acceleration when you need it.
The exhaust pipe features a larger, 28.6mm diameter bore with increased 3L multi-section muffler volume, allowing a strong power output in the mid and upper rpm ranges.
'Beyond class' suspension quality
The 31mm USD fork – a first for Honda on a 125cc motorcycle – reduces unsprung weight. 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 swingarm.
See, and be seen
The MSX125 has a low 765mm seat height making it very manageable; The machine overall size also ensures that it is nimble and agile in the urban environment.
Small size, big package
Fundamental to the MSX125’s form and function are its 12-inch cast aluminium wheels, which feature wide 2.5-inch rims. The ultra thick tyres also inject a different dynamic, both in terms of looks and performance. Even when it comes to safety the MSX125 punches above its weight with front and rear hydraulic single disc brakes.
SEE AND BE SEEN
The MSX125 uses a combined projector headlight, not only does this feature give the front of the bike a strong identity and presence, it also uses a single light source rather than a pair of bulbs for both high and low beam. Easy to read for its compact size, the LCD digital dash delivers all the information the rider needs.
Dual purpose frame
The MSX125 has a rigid steel mono-backbone frame. Specifically tuned vertical/horizontal rigidity and flex in the swingarm pivot and engine hanger plates provides the perfect balance of comfort and confidence.