EICMA 2010: 2011 Honda CBR125R

The 2011 Honda CBR125R has been designed to offer exciting and performance led riding dynamics, giving young riders the opportunity to develop sports riding skills from the very earliest days of their careers, but also, designed to offer more seasoned riders a fun and economical daily commuter machine.

The existing CBR125R is an enormously popular motorcycle, one that has schooled a generation of riders. But while its small size is a tremendous asset in many instances, guaranteeing easy handling, a low weight and the ability to slice through urban traffic, the demand has emerged for a 125cc machine that is in every way a full-sized performance bike.

Honda’s response to this demand is a new small-capacity bike with big ambitions – the 2011 CBR125R.

The brief was simple: to create a 125cc sports bike with the look and feel of a bigger and more expensive machine. The new sports bike had to retain the current CBR125R’s user-friendly handling characteristics and free-revving single-cylinder engine, but package them inside all-new bodywork with the sophisticated styling and full-size proportions demanded by the modern young sports rider.

It was decided too that wider, more impressive wheel and tire sizes should be specified, enhancing handling while also helping create the feel of a much bigger motorcycle. Finally, the latest advances in fuel injection and catalyser technology would make the 2011 CBR125R more efficient than its predecessor.

Main features

  • Powerful, reliable and fuel-efficient 124.7cm3 liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with PGM-FI fuel injection.
  • Lightweight diamond twin-spar steel frame with sporty geometry for intuitive and exciting handling.
  • Comfortable yet involving riding position and low kerb weight (136.9kg) make for a very manageable and easy to handle 125cc sports bike.
  • Wide 130/70-17M/C rear tire for a thrilling riding experience and Super sports style.
  • Advanced multi-function digital instrument display.
  • Striking full fairing cowl

Below is complete specification of 2011CBR125R. We will shortly have first look to this bike.

2011 Honda CBR125R Specifications


Type: Liquidcooled 4-stroke, 2-valve SOHC single

Displacement              124.7 cc
Bore X Stroke              58 x 47.2 mm
Compression Ration    11:1
Maximum Power        13.13 bhp (9.8KW) @ 10,000 min-1 (95/1/EC)
Maximum Torque                   10.41 Nm @ 8,000 min-1 (95/1/EC)


Clutch                          Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation        Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission Type      6-speed
Final Drive                   O-ring sealed chain

Fuel System

Carburetion                 PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore              30mm
Fuel Tank Capacity      13litres (including LCD-indicated reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System        Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Starter                         Electric
Battery Capacity         12V
Headlight                    55W x 1 (low)


Frame Type                 Pentagonal; steel twin-spar
Dimensions                 1,946 x 704 x 1,089mm
Wheelbase                  1,313mm
Caster Angle               35°
Trail                             90mm
Seat Height                 793mm
Ground Clearance       185mm
Kerb Weight                136.9kg


Front        31mm telescopic fork, 120mm axle travel
Rear          Monoshock damper, 126mm axle travel


Rim Size Front      17M/C x MT2.5
Rim Size Rear           17M/C x MT3.5
Tire Size Front         100/80-17M/C
Tire Size Rear           130/70-17M/C


Front    276 x 4mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Rear      220 x 4mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

Note: All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

– Mahavir Kothari