2022 MSX125 GROM

Model updatesHonda’s pocket-sized funster rides into 22YM with its retro-cool style, quick-detach body panels, LCD dash and EURO5-specification air-cooled engine driving through a five-speed gearbox. A fresh new colour ­– Pearl Queen Bee Yellow – sweetens the deal.

 

Colours:

  • Pearl Queen Bee Yellow **NEW**
  • Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic
  • Gayety Red

Price:

  • £3,849 OTR

 Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

Easy to use, fun and functional, the original leisure motorcycle was defined by Honda in 1963 with the iconic, small-wheeled Monkey bike and carried on – redefined for each respective generation – with the Dax, Ape and the Monkey, itself reborn in 18YM.

The formula has found resonance with the new breed of young riders. Known as ‘Generation Y’ in the USA, ‘Dek Neaw’ in Thailand and ‘Street-Kei’ in Japan, they have grown up in the borderless internet age, and share a culture, outlook and spirit that defies convention.

Instinctively drawn to motorcycling, they need their first two-wheeled transport to be exciting but not unduly challenging, with a design that sets them apart and a reasonable price tag. In 13YM Honda introduced the MSX125 (Mini Street X-treme 125) to cater specifically for such young riders.

A truly global product the MSX125 (known as the ‘Grom’ in Japan and USA) has been a hit across the world. In its first sales season the MSX125 joined the CBF125 in the ranks of Europe’s top 5 best-selling 125cc motorcycles. And, over the last few years, it has established itself as a firm favourite, whether used for simple urban transport or as a heavily customised style statement by its target market.

After 6 years of quiet success and several small styling evolutions, with an eye on the next wave of young riders, 21YM saw a new MSX125 hit the streets with an even cooler direction of travel, and a new name – the MSX125 Grom. For 22YM, a new colour sees it remain Honda’s little machine that continues to brim with big dreams.

 

  1. Model Overview

21YM’s completely redesigned bodywork gave the MSX125 Grom a new design language: fresh and fun, and also easily removed ready for an owner’s creativity to get to work. The LCD dash was also updated to include a rev-counter and gear position indicator.

A new air-cooled engine maintained usable, real-world performance but added a fifth gear to help longer-range riding. And the chassis – tried and tested – offers the same small-bike dimensions with big-bike suspension, braking and handling qualities.

 

  1. Key Features

 3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Bodywork injects fresh individuality 
  • Easy custom potential; all four panels attach with just six bolts each side
  • LCD dash includes rev counter and gear position indicator

There’s a cool kind of quirkiness about the MSX125 Grom’s bodywork; a distinctive individuality that mixes the modernity of sleek LED headlight, pared-down seat unit and subframe with the retro of the super-compact side panels and tank covers. And, influenced by customers’ ongoing efforts to make their bike unique, the MSX125 Grom is designed around the concept of adaptability and easy customisation – all of the bodywork attaches with six bolts each side, a detail highlighted by large bolt surrounds for another unique design touch.

The gold finish to the USD front forks, and yellow shock spring stand out in bright contrast to the blacked-out engine, exhaust, wheels and swingarm. Easy to read for its compact size the LCD digital dash includes a rev-counter and gear position indicator, alongside the speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock. Resetting of the trip meters and clock, or alternation between odometer and trip meter, is managed by the switches either side of the display.

 

3.2 Engine

  • 125cc, air-cooled fuel-injected two-valve engine; 7.2kW peak power/10.5Nm torque
  • Five-speed gearbox for higher-speed cruising
  • EURO5 compliance

 The MSX125 Grom’s 125cc, two-valve air-cooled engine uses a 50mm bore and 63.1mm stroke, with compression ratio of 10.0:1. Peak power of 7.2kW arrives at 7,250rpm, with peak torque of 10.5Nm at 5,500rpm.

It packs a perfect blend of zippy roll-on performance with useful, accessible all-round ability. Really, this unit all about the fun of twisting a throttle; the five-speed gearbox amplifies the pleasure (and usability) and allows top speed of 94km/h.

Manual clutch operation imparts a full-sized motorcycle experience, while the 15T gearbox sprocket, 38T final drive sprocket and 12-inch wheels deliver lively around-town response plus the ability to travel slowly in a high gear – perfect for threading easily through tight traffic.

It’s also economical, returning 66.6km/l (WMTC mode) by using low-friction technologies, such as an offset cylinder and roller-rocker arm for the valve gear. Sophisticated PGM-FI guarantees highly efficient combustion, and works in conjunction with both air intake and exhaust to deliver an involving experience at the throttle. A large, 2.5L airbox and panel-type, wet paper filter provide reliable and quiet airflow; the filter itself has a life of 10,000 miles. The exhaust downpipe and muffler are two separate parts.

The MSX125 Grom is homologated for EURO5, which from January 1st 2020, introduced significantly stricter engine emissions standards compared to EURO4. These requirements include substantial reductions in permitted carbon monoxide emissions, an over 40% decrease in total hydrocarbon emissions, tougher misfire detection and the introduction of a particulate matter limit.

 

3.3 Chassis

  • Steel mono-backbone frame provides central strength; 761mm seat height
  • Quality suspension performance from 31mm USD forks and rear monoshock
  • 12-inch wheel rims and hydraulic disc brakes front and rear

The MSX125 Grom’s well-proven chassis was essentially unchanged during its 21YM makeover, and the original priorities of design remain relevant: provide the base for a practical bike that new riders could use – and park – with ease in an urban environment, but be just as useable and enjoyable out of town, and also readily accept a pillion.

A steel mono-backbone frame ensures the MSX125 Grom’s core strength. Its rigid, square-section tube joins the headstock directly to the swingarm pivot plates and every other part in effect hangs visibly from the frame, greatly contributing to the minimalist look. Specifically tuned vertical/horizontal rigidity and flex in the swingarm pivot and engine hanger plates provides the perfect balance of comfort and confidence.

The frame structure also enables efficient storage of PGM-FI-related components and electrical parts inside the tank cover and fuel capacity is increased (6.0L). Wheelbase is a snug 1200mm, with rake and trail of 25°/81mm. Kerb weight is reduced to 103kg. A low 761mm seat height makes the MSX125 Grom very manageable; its size also ensures that motor home owners find it easy to load/unload, transport and use.

Suspension front and rear delivers ‘beyond class’ quality. The 31mm USD fork reduces unsprung weight and, thanks to the pistons’ greater pressure-bearing area (compared to a standard telescopic fork) offers improved damping feel throughout the stroke. The top and bottom yokes are full-sized, further enhancing handling and rider fee

Fundamental to the MSX Grom’s form and function are its 5-spoke (re-styled) 12-inch cast aluminium wheels, which feature wide 2.5-inch rims. Front 120/70-12 and 130/70-12 rear tyres also inject dynamic looks and performance. Hydraulic dual piston front (finished in gold) and single piston rear brake calipers work front 220mm and rear 190mm discs. The ABS system operates through an IMU.

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type 2-valve air-cooled single cylinder
Displacement 125cc
Bore & Stroke 50.0mm x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power Output 7.2Kw @ 7,250rpm
Max. Torque 10.5Nm @ 5,500rpm
Oil Capacity 1.1 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.0 litres
Fuel Consumption 65.7km/l
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric Motor
Battery Capacity 12V 3.5AH
ACG Output 225W/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type 5 speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel mono-backbone frame
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 1,760mm x 720mm x 1,015mm
Wheelbase 1,200mm
Caster Angle 25⁰
Trail 81mm
Seat Height 761mm
Ground Clearance 180mm
Kerb Weight 103kg
Turning radius 1.9 metres
SUSPENSION
Type Front USD Front Forks, 31mm
Type Rear Mono shock, steel square pipe swingarm
WHEELS
Type Front 5 Spoke Aluminium Cast
Type Rear 5 Spoke Aluminium Cast
Rim Size Front MT 2.5-12
Rim Size Rear MT 2.5-12
Tyres Front 120/70-12
Tyres Rear 130/70-12
BRAKES
Type Front Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston brake caliper
Type Rear Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston brake caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments LCD digital dash with speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock.
Headlight LED Headlight and Taillight

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors

2022 Forza 350

Model updatesHonda’s mid-size sporty/GT sit-in scooter benefitted from increased engine capacity for 21YM and with it faster top speed and improved acceleration. The enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) engine also became EURO5 compliant. Standard specification includes HSTC, electric screen adjustment, USB Type-C socket, storage space for two full-face helmets, full LED lighting and Smart Key operation. As an option, the Forza 350 can wirelessly connect its rider to various smartphone functions via the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system. A new colour option adds fresh appeal for 22YM.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • 330cc engine puts out an extra 2.3Kw peak power @ 7,000rpm.
  • Top speed of 137km/h, and 0.7s faster acceleration to 200m.
  • ‘enhanced Smart Power+’ technology ensures fuel economy of 30km/l (WMTC mode), with EURO5 compliance.
  • Hydraulic cam chain adjuster and scavenger pump to reduce internal friction.
  • Electric screen adjusts 180mm, an extra 40mm, for improved comfort.
  • Room for two full-face helmets under the seat; new USB charging socket.
  • Smart Key operation of ignition and (optional) 45-litre top box.
  • Emergency stop signal function warns other road users of sudden braking.
  • Short wheelbase with sharp steering geometry.
  • Both wheels cast aluminium; 14-inch diameter rear and 15-inch front.
  • Can wirelessly connect its rider to various smartphone functions via the new Honda Smartphone Voice Control System.

 

Colours:

  • Mat Carnelian Red Metallic **NEW**
  • Matt Cynos Grey Metallic
  • Pearl Falcon Grey
  • Mat Pearl Pacific Blue

Price:

  • £5,799 OTR

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Accessories
  5. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

The Forza name has long been a powerful force in Honda’s two-wheeled line-up. Its history as a premium, mid-size scooter goes back to the year 2000: the first model set the template, delivering a lively ride, plenty of storage room and an innovative combined braking system. It was well received throughout Europe, where owners found its multi-role capability useful in every aspect of daily life.

While retaining its trademark mix of sporty and GT character, the Forza 300 has constantly evolved, aiming to exceed owners’ expectations with every upgrade. In 04YM it gained Honda’s S MATIC electronically controlled CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), a theft-deterring Smart key, highly efficient PGM-FI fuel injection for the engine and space for two full-face helmets under the seat.

05YM saw the addition of ABS brakes and, in 08YM, luxurious touches like an audio package and speakers plus upgraded S MATIC (with phased auto shift mode) and Combined ABS brakes were added. In 16YM it moved on again, as the Forza 300 with a new ‘sit-in’ design large enough to carry two people in total comfort, even at highways speeds.

18YM marked the unveiling of a radically revised Forza 300 – lighter, smaller, sharper and sportier – following in the hugely successful wheel tracks of its little sibling, the Forza 125, while retaining all the best attributes of its ‘GT’ nature. A ‘Limited-Edition’ model with Grey/Gloss Black colour scheme and matching Smart top box added an exclusive choice in 2020.

In 21YM it was time for another advance – the Forza 350. Faster, even more useful – with new features like Bluetooth connectivity and Honda Smartphone Voice Control system – and, of course, stylishly desirable with it.

Mechanically unchanged for 22YM, a premium new colour option adds further appeal.

 

  1. Model Overview

Developing 21.6kW and 31.9Nm, the Forza 350’s 330cc engine is strong all the way through its rev-range, delivering crisp acceleration and a top speed of 137km/h. It’s also EURO5 compliant.

Alongside the new engine, in 21YM, cosmetic and aerodynamic updates were applied to the front fairing sides, mirrors, rear side panels and engine cover for a sleeker overall look with even more premium appeal. The chassis was unchanged but connected to a lighter swingarm, and the adjustable electric screen gained an extra 40mm travel to improve wind protection.

The instrument panel was also refreshed, with the Forza 350 rider having the possibility of linking to their smartphone via Bluetooth via the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system which is available as an option from new.

A USB Type-C socket provides convenient charging, with room for two full-face helmets in the under seat storage compartment.

 

  1. Key Features

3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Electric screen adjusts through 180mm
  • Room for two full-face helmets under the seat; USB charging socket
  • Smart Key operation of ignition and (optional) 45-litre top box
  • Emergency stop signal function (ESS) warns other road users of sudden braking

The Forza 350’s lines flow back from its electric screen (controlled by a switch on the left handlebar) which adjusts through 180mm. It’s designed to provide wind protection, with airflow directed around and over the rider’s head, and reduce wind noise. Stability and comfort at higher speeds – and long distances – can be instantly exchanged for a greater sense of freedom around town, by lowering the screen. For comfort at higher speeds a larger front air duct manages negative pressure in front of the rider, reducing the natural effect of the wind pushing the rider back.

Sculpted for both style and aerodynamic efficiency, the Forza 350’s sharp design lines give a clean, smooth modernity, creating an impression of energetic sportiness and premium desirability. The styling team’s key words of ‘aggressive, technical and powerful’ find expression in a new spoiler-type surround below the headlight, refreshed fairing side panels with a distinctive ‘Z’ design line, and a steeply descending character line for the rear side panels that create a forward-looking, purposeful aesthetic.

Two full-face helmets can be stored under the seat, and it’s also possible to partition the storage area to house a helmet and/or rain gear and A4 sized bags. The front left inner fairing pocket is lockable, and its internal space can be arranged for the rider’s convenience, to hold a phone and water bottle, for instance. It also houses a USB socket. All lighting is premium LED.

Keeping its rider fully connected, the Forza 350 also has the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system available as an option from new, which links the rider to their smartphone while on the move and allows voice management of phone calls and music. A helmet-mounted headset is needed and the smartphone connects via Bluetooth; management of Honda Smartphone Voice Control System is from the left switchgear and dash.

The Forza 350’s Smart Key – as well as controlling the main ignition switch knob and compartment locking – also manages the optional 45L Smart top box. With the Smart Key in the rider’s pocket the box is unlocked, and automatically locks when the rider walks away. It can also be locked from the key. To maintain the internal volume of the box the actuator mechanism is located in the rear body of the machine.

The front and rear indicators of the Forza 350 have an auto-cancelling Emergency Stop Signal feature. Once the ABS modulator detects sudden braking, the rear indicators flash at high speed to warn other vehicles.

Instruments present analogue speedometer and rev-counter flanking a digital display that can switch between 3 modes: 1) odometer, range remaining and current mpg, 2) trip meter, average mpg and timer and 3) ambient temperature thermometer and battery sensor.

 

3.2 Engine

  • 330cc engine puts out 21.6Kw peak power with 31.9Nm torque
  • enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) technology ensures fuel economy of 30km/l (WMTC mode)
  • EURO5 compliance

The Forza 350’s eSP+ engine achieves both high environmental performance and strong output characteristic through comprehensive adoption of technologies for friction reduction.

Liquid-cooled the 330cc, fuel-injected SOHC four-valve unit produces peak power of 21.6kW @ 7,500rpm, with maximum torque of 31.9Nm @ 5,250rpm. Top speed is 137km/h and, from a standing start, the Forza 350 will cover 200m in 10.4s.

Bore is set at 77mm with stroke of 70.7mm; compression ratio is set at 10.5:1. Roller-type rocker arm, plain journal crank bearings and sealed crankcases deliver long-term reliability together with strong performance. To enhance piston cooling, an oil jet, as used on the CRF450R, sprays oil right to the back of the piston, advancing ignition timing and improving combustion performance. Oil capacity is 1.8 litres.

Air is supplied via a 5.5 litre airbox which feeds a 36mm throttle body. The intake port draws air efficiently, utilising a ‘tumble’ flow within the cylinder for more consistent fuel combustion. Exhaust gases are expelled via a straight exhaust port and, to reduce exhaust gas resistance, the muffler consists of two distinct chambers.

Internal friction is reduced through a 5mm offset cylinder, a hydraulic cam chain adjuster and the use of a scavenger pump. Used on high performance machines, the pump lowers the internal pressure within the engine, reduces oil agitation and decreases pumping losses and internal rotational friction. A balancer shaft further reduces vibration and contributes to a smooth enjoyable ride.

An automatic centrifugal clutch works a V-Matic transmission (with ratios set for fast low speed reaction and smart acceleration) and belt final drive.

The Forza 350’s engine is equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The system detects any difference between the front and rear wheel speeds, calculates the slip ratio and then controls engine torque via the fuel injection to regain rear wheel traction. HSTC can be switched ON-OFF via a switch on the left handlebar. A ‘T’ indicator in the digital display flickers when the system is working to manage grip.

The engine is homologated for EURO5, which from January 1st 2020 introduced significantly stricter engine emissions standards compared to EURO4. These requirements include substantial reductions in permitted carbon monoxide emissions, an over 40% decrease in total hydrocarbon emissions, tougher misfire detection and the introduction of a particulate matter limit.

Fuel economy is a frugal 30km/l (WMTC mode); the 11.5L tank capacity gives a potential 340km+ range.

 

3.3 Chassis

  • Short wheelbase with sharp steering geometry
  • Compact body dimensions paired with a practical seat height
  • Both wheels cast aluminium; 14-inch diameter rear and 15-inch front

A sturdy, yet lightweight, tubular steel frame is at the heart of the Forza 350’s reassuring feel on the road. Wheelbase is 1510mm, rake is 26.5° and trail 89mm. The radiator is located in front of the fuel tank for better cooling performance, and the battery is found between the fuel tank and the under-seat storage area, focusing mass to the centre. Wet weight is 184kg.

Seat height is 780mm and the riding position naturally upright, promoting excellent all-round visibility. Handlebar width is 754mm, with front width of 580mm and mirror width of 860mm; compact dimensions that make slipping through traffic-heavy streets easy.

Rigid 33mm telescopic forks are matched by twin rear shock absorbers – adjustable through 7-stage spring preload – working through 1-piece aluminium swingarm.

The cast aluminium 15-inch front wheel is fitted with a 120/70-15 tyre while the 14-inch rear wears a 140/70-14 tyre, offering maximum traction and ride comfort. A 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear, with the benefit of 2-channel ABS for braking control on slippery surfaces.

 

  1. Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the Forza 350. They include:

  • 45-litre Smart top box
  • Rear carrier rack (direct fitment)
  • Inner bags
  • Heated grips
  • Alarm

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type 4 stroke, 4 valve liquid-cooled
Engine Displacement 330cc
Bore and Stroke 77mm x 70.7mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Max. Power Output 21.6kW @ 7,500rpm
Max. Torque 31.9Nm @ 5,250rpm
Oil Capacity 1.8L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.7L
Fuel consumption 30km/l
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V-8.6 AH
ACG Output 340W
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Automatic centrifugal clutch; dry type
Transmission Type CVT
Final Drive V-Belt
FRAME
Type Underbone type; steel
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2147mm x 754mm x 1507mm
Wheelbase 1510mm
Caster Angle 26.5°
Trail 89mm
Seat Height 780mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Kerb Weight 184kg
Turning radius 2.4m
SUSPENSION
Type Front φ33 Telescopic
Type Rear Twin Shock
WHEELS
Rim Size Front 15 inch
Rim Size Rear 14 inch
Tyres Front 120/70R15
Tyres Rear 140/70R14
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2 Channel
Front φ256mm, single disc
Rear φ240mm, single disc

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

 

*Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2022 ADV 350

Model updates: A new scooter takes its place in the Honda range. The ADV350 mixes the tough adventure style of its X-ADV sibling with a rugged chassis spec. that includes tubular steel frame, 37mm USD forks and remote reservoir rear shocks. Its 330cc engine produces a healthy 21.5kW and 31.5Nm, with rear wheel grip managed by HSTC. The screen is height adjustable, there’s room for two full-face helmets under the seat and a USB Type-C socket in the glovebox. An LCD dash integrates the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, while Smart Key operation adds day-to-day riding convenience.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Evocative styling unchanged; pillion pad and footpegs now standard-fit
  • Completely new 124cc engine is smoother, more powerful and more efficient
  • Revised ECU settings, intake and exhaust for EURO5 compliance
  • Alternating Current Generator (ACG) gains uprated output
  • New Telescopic springs for the front forks and Twin rear shock absorbers to improve ride quality offering 100mm of travel
  • All lighting is LED and Smart Key operation comes as standard
  • Single Channel ABS

 

 

 

Price:

  • £5,799 OTR

Colours:

  • Spangle Silver Metallic
  • Mat Carbonium Grey Metallic
  • Mat Carnelian Red Metallic

 

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Accessories
  5. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

In 2016, when Honda unveiled the X-ADV – part big-bore scooter, part adventure motorcycle and clothed in all-new SUV-style bodywork – a rich vein of desire was opened with a bike that Europe didn’t know it needed. As an example of genuine innovation it has few equals in the past decade.

Its success has more than justified Honda’s decision to break that new ground – through September 2021, the X-ADV is second in the sales list in the hotly-contested ‘on-off’ category. And now it’s time for some of that forward thinking to filter down to the mid-capacity scooter market. Designed around the concept of ‘New Urban Adventure’ the new 22YM ADV350 mixes the sophistication and practicality of a polished scooter with rugged SUV style, drawing inspiration from the X-ADV.

It’s a fresh model that will appeal to a broad demographic (especially younger riders) and destined for a popular European segment. The ADV350 is born ready to explore the city, and beyond.

 

  1. Model Overview

With its tough stance the ADV350 already stands out from the homogenous crowd, and rugged angles and block colours promote the off-road look. The X-ADV is an obvious style benchmark, but so too is the CRF series of off-road performance machines.

Practicality has not been forgotten: there’s room for two full-face helmets under the seat, USB charger in the glovebox and convenience of Smart Key operation. The screen is height-adjustable and the LCD dash also integrates the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system.

The adventurous styling shows off the ADV350’s front end; the riding position offers natural control and the chassis – which includes 37mm USD forks, tubular steel frame and remote reservoir rear shocks – tuned to deliver agile steering, feedback and feel. Lightweight 15-inch front/14-inch rear wheels wear 120/70-15 front and 140/70-14 rear block-pattern tubeless tyres, allowing the ADV350 ample grip across all conditions. A 256mm single disc is matched to a 240mm rear.

There’s plenty of acceleration on tap, for urban and highway use. A 330cc, enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) SOHC four-valve engine delivers peak power of 21.6kW and 31.9Nm torque. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Emergency Stop Signals are standard.

 

  1. Key Features

 3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Dual LED headlights lead the adventure style, set high above the front wheel
  • Two-stage height-adjustable screen
  • LCD instruments and Honda Smartphone Voice Control system
  • Two full-face helmets can be stored under the seat; USB Type-C socket in the glovebox and Smart Key operation

The ADV350’s styling gives more than a slight taste of adventure. Dual LED headlights (all lighting is LED) are set high above the front wheel, with the fairing sides cut out to show off the USD forks. Further accentuating the off-road feel, the painted panels are set high on blacked-out lower and rear seat cowl, giving an impression of the higher centre of gravity of machines like the X-ADV and competition-specification CRF450R.

A host of detail features are found around the ADV350 to add genuine versatility. The screen adjusts easily with a slide-lock mechanism through 2 stages and 133mm travel. In the high position airflow is controlled to wrap around the shoulders to reduce fatigue during longer, higher speed journeys. For city environments – where some cooling air is often appreciated, as is open visibility – the low position is perfect.

There’s plenty of room under the seat – 48L in total – which means two full-face helmets can tuck neatly away. The compartment can be divided using a separator plate, to suit the owner’s preference. A USB Type-C socket is also found in the lockable front left glove box, for smartphone charging. Seat height is an easy-to-manage 795mm.

Keeping its rider fully connected, the ADV350’s LCD dash integrates the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, which links the rider to their smartphone while on the move and allows voice management of phone calls and music. A helmet-mounted headset and Honda’s RoadSync app are all that is needed to activate the system, and the smartphone connects via Bluetooth; management of Honda Smartphone Voice Control System is from the left switchgear.

Another convenient feature is the Smart Key, which controls the main ignition switch knob and seat locking from the rider’s pocket, and automatically locks the ADV350 when the rider walks away. It also manages the optional 50L Smart top box; with the Smart Key present the box is unlocked. An answer back switch also flashes the indicators for easy location.

 

3.2 Chassis

  • Lightweight tubular steel frame, 37mm USD forks and remote reservoir rear shocks deliver agile handling and natural control.
  • Six-spoke cast aluminium wheels run block-pattern tubeless tyres
  • Disc brakes front and rear plus Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology

As a scooter designed to handle the rough-road rigours of the city – and even light off-road conditions – the ADV350’s chassis is built to be confidence-inspiring. A lightweight tubular steel frame provides core strength; wheelbase is set at 1520mm, with rake of 26.5° and 89mm trail. Wet weight is 186kg.

Motorcycle-style 37mm USD forks (with 125mm stroke) are clamped by motorcycle-style top and bottom yokes, increasing rigidity for the entire front end. Twin remote reservoir shock absorbers use progressive, dual rate springs and offer excellent suspension reaction on a variety of road surfaces, and when two-up. With 130mm travel, they work a one-piece aluminium swingarm.

The wheel design is a new one for any Honda scooter. Cast aluminium and finished in black, the lightweight 15-inch front/14-inch rear use an X-shaped 6-spoke criss-cross pattern. The design elevates road feel and all-round agility; 120/70-15 front and 140/70-14 rear block-pattern tubeless tyres offer a supple ride thanks to wide tread width and ample air volume.

A 256mm single disc performs stopping duties up front, mated to a 240mm rear, with the benefit of 2-channel ABS for braking control. The Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) system also operates (and self-cancels) the rear indicators during a hard-stop situation, alerting road users behind.

 

3.3 Engine

  • 330cc, enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) SOHC four-valve engine
  • Peak power of6kW @ 7,500rpm31.9Nm torque @ 5,250rpm
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • 5L fuel tank and 30km/l economy (WMTC mode) gives a potential 340km+ range

The ADV350’s 330cc, enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) SOHC four-valve engine achieves both high environmental performance and strong output characteristic – for use in and out of the city – through comprehensive adoption of low-friction technology.

Peak power of 21.5kW @ 7,500rpm is matched to 31.5Nm torque @ 5,250rpm. Bore and stroke are set at 77mm x 70.7mm, with compression ratio of 10.5:1. A roller-type rocker arm, plain journal crank bearings and sealed crankcases deliver long-term reliability together with strong performance. To enhance piston cooling, an oil jet, as used on the CRF450R, sprays oil right to the back of the piston, advancing ignition timing and improving combustion performance. Oil capacity is 1.8 litres.

Air is supplied via a 5.5 litre airbox and a 36mm throttle body feeds fuel/air mixture to 28mm inlet valves. The intake port draws air in efficiently, using a ‘tumble’ flow within the cylinder for consistent fuel combustion. Exhaust gases are expelled via a straight exhaust port. To reduce exhaust gas resistance the muffler uses dual chambers.

Internal friction is reduced through a 5mm offset cylinder, hydraulic cam chain adjuster and the use of a scavenger pump. Used on high performance machines, the pump lowers the internal pressure within the engine, reduces oil agitation and decreases pumping losses and internal rotational friction.  A balancer shaft further reduces vibration and contributes to a smooth, enjoyable ride. An automatic centrifugal clutch works V-Matic transmission (with ratios set for fast low speed reaction and smart acceleration) and belt final drive.

The ADV350’s engine is also equipped with two level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The system detects any difference between the front and rear wheel speeds, calculates the slip ratio and then controls engine torque via the fuel injection to regain rear wheel traction. HSTC can be switched ON-OFF via a switch on the left handlebar. A ‘T’ indicator in the display flickers when the system is working to manage grip.

The engine is homologated for EURO5, which from January 1st 2020, introduced significantly stricter engine emissions standards compared to EURO4. These requirements include substantial reductions in permitted carbon monoxide emissions, an over 40% decrease in total hydrocarbon emissions, tougher misfire detection and the introduction of a particulate matter limit.

Fuel economy is a frugal 30km/l (WMTC mode); the 11.5L tank capacity gives a potential 340km+ range.

 

  1. Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the ADV350. They include:

  • 50-litre Smart top box
  • Rear carrier rack (direct fitment)
  • Inner bags
  • Heated grips
  • U Lock
  • Outdoor cover

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE  
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, 4 valve SOHC single; Euro 5 compliant
Displacement 330cc
Bore & Stroke 77mm x 70.8mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Max. Power Output 21.5 kW @ 7,500 rpm
Max. Torque 31.5 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Noise Level (dB) Lurban 76.9db / Lwot 81.9db
Oil Capacity 1.8 L
FUEL SYSTEM  
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.7L
CO2 Emissions WMTC

 

79g/km

 

Fuel Consumption 29.4km/L
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V-8.6 AH
DRIVETRAIN  
Clutch Type Automatic centrifugal clutch; dry type
Transmission Type CVT
Final Drive V-Belt
FRAME  
Type Steel underbone
CHASSIS  
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2200mm x 895mm x 1430mm
Wheelbase 1,520mm
Caster Angle / Fork Angle 26.5°
Trail 89mm
Seat Height 795mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Kerb Weight 186kg
SUSPENSION  
Type Front 37mm Upside down forks – 125mm stroke
Type Rear Twin Shock – 130mm travel
WHEELS  
Type Front 15 inch six spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear 14 inch six spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 3.5in
Rim Size Rear 4.0in
Tyres Front 120/70-15MC 56P
Tyres Rear 140/70-14MC 62P
BRAKES  
ABS System Type 2-channel ABS
Type Front Single, 2 piston Nissin caliper. Single 256mm disc
Type Rear Single 1 piston Nissin caliper. Single 240mm disc
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS  
Instruments Full LCD, clock, two trip meters, fuel consumption gauge, Honda SMART Key indicator.
Security System Immobiliser
Headlight LED
Taillight LED
Connectivity Yes
USB Yes
Cruise Control No
Additional Features HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) and ESS (Emergency Stop Signals)

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2021 GSX-S1000 GT

POWER YOUR JOURNEY IN STYLE

Superbike derived performance paired with the latest technology and all-day comfort allows the new GSX-S1000GT to deliver next level sports touring experience for both rider and pillion.

The thrilling 152PS, torque-rich powerplant and seamless quick shifter is just the start. A comfortable yet dynamic chassis, hard-luggage capability and cruise control means that miles of breath-taking roads are covered with ease. All this is combined with striking looks, a premium finish and a 6.5” colour TFT display with smartphone connectivity to round off the perfect machine for your next journey.

 

  • POWER (PS) 152
  • TORQUE NM 106
  • ENGINE (CC) 999
  • WEIGHT (KG) 226

 

OTR Price:

  • GSX-S1000GT £12,155
  • GSX-S1000GT + £13,155 (+ model includes panniers)

Colours:

  • Metallic Triton Blue (YSF)
  • Metallic Reflective Blue (QT8)
  • Glass Sparkle Black (YVB)

Accessories:

  • Click here for Accessory Range

 

Accessories Brochure:

 

PERFORMANCE, DISTANCE, CONNECTION.

The GSX-S1000GT blends high levels of performance from its superbike-derived 999cc engine and agile, lightweight chassis with the comfort, functionality, and luxury associated with a true sports tourer. It represents a total rethinking of what performance-minded touring riders desire, whether embarking on a solo journey or with a pillion, or enjoying a sporty weekend ride.

POWER YOUR JOURNEY

The high performance, 999cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC inline-four cylinder engine that powers the GSX-S1000GT has been engineered to perform optimally in all types of riding conditions, whether touring over long distances or out for a sporty run, all while meeting Euro 5 emissions standards

GOING THE DISTANCE

Despite their spacious 36 litre capacity, these optional Genuine Accessory side cases feature a compact design that integrates seamlessly with the GT’s sharp, futuristic looks. Each is capable of accommodating a full-face helmet and features a quick-release key mechanism for easy mounting and removal. Meanwhile a 19 litre capacity fuel tank combines with the engine’s excellent 46.3 MPG fuel efficiency to bring the rider greater peace of mind by giving the GT superior touring range.

 

PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT

Agility, comfort, and riding pleasure were all design goals for creating this sports touring chassis. Every aspect reflects a focus on great handling and control in real-world conditions, such as riding with a pillion or carrying luggage, and to minimise rider fatigue when touring for long distances. Another major goal was to build the chassis to deliver the aggressive performance capabilities of a superbike-derived powerplant when heading out for sporty rides.

SPORT TOURING ERGONOMICS

An upright riding position provides all-day-riding comfort, while wide-set rubber mounted handlebars and aluminium footrests with rubber inserts reduce vibration and fatigue. As well as aiding comfort, the handlebar position offers high levels of control and feel. Rider and pillion seats feature a sporty and attractive new design, covered in a material that provides positive grip. The rider’s seat is also shaped to offer freedom of movement when enjoying a sporty ride. Special effort went into designing the thickness, shape and size of the pillion seat to maximise passenger comfort, and into designing the new grab bars at the back of the seat for comfort and ease of use.

WIND-CUTTING AERODYNAMICS

The GT windscreen focuses on maximising wind protection to deliver relaxing comfort worthy of a sports touring riding experience. At the same time, the designers were also concerned with keeping the form as compact as possible and making the screen attractive. Development involved repeated rounds of wind tunnel testing and analysis, with the design refined at each stage until it achieved just the right overall balance to satisfy both goals. In addition to deflecting wind away from the rider’s head, folds introduced along the sides also help shield the rider’s shoulders from the wind. The result is comfort, reduced stress from exposure to the cold and other elements, and reduced fatigue on long rides.

ADJUSTABLE KYB SUSPENSION

The 43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is sporty-yet-plush. They have fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload. The link-type rear suspension with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload settings contributes to enhancing agility and stability. From low through high speeds, the handling is neutral and the rider feels an immediate sense of confidence-building stability. At the same time, the GT delivers high levels of performance, responding faithfully under the heavy loads of high speeds.

PREMIUM STOPPING POWER

The GT boasts radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers, each with four opposed 32mm pistons biting 310mm floating discs for strong stopping power. While tyres are custom developed Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tyres, these benefit from an updated internal structure custom engineered to perform optimally on the GSX-S, as well as an optimised tread pattern with a new compound that enhances positive grip in wet conditions, warms up faster, and wears better.

BI-DIRECTIONAL QUICKSHIFT SYSTEM

The bi-directional quickshifter enables the rider to shift up or down without operating the clutch. As standard equipment, this feature enhances the riding experience and reduces fatigue. When activated, the system automatically interrupts power delivery when accelerating just long enough to unload the transmission, thereby producing smoother, almost uninterrupted acceleration when the rider shifts up.

When decelerating, without manually blipping the throttle or using the clutch, the system automatically opens the throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the next-lower gear ratio. The result of this hands-free automatic blipping function combines seamlessly with engine braking to create a highly satisfying experience when the rider downshifts.

SUZUKI TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (STCS) AND SUZUKI DRIVE MODE SELECTOR (SDMS)

The GT is equipped with STCS with a selection of five modes (plus off) . The fine incremental control over settings allows the system to better fit the riding conditions in which the machine finds itself, whether riding alone or with a pillion, whether carrying luggage, or riding in inclement weather. This in turn instils greater confidence in the rider, regardless of experience, while reducing stress and fatigue.

CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM

Cruise control is a convenient system that allows the rider to maintain a set speed without operating the throttle. This helps reduce fatigue when touring long distances, particularly when travelling at constant speed on motorways. The chosen setting appears on the colour TFT instrument screen and the speed can be easily adjusted upward or downward using the plus or minus switch on the left handlebar. Cruise control can be set at speeds between 18mph to 112mph when riding in second gear or higher. The handy resume function re-engages the system and accelerates to the most recent speed setting after cancelling.

COLOUR TFT DISPLAY AND SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY

The GSX-S1000GT display keeps you fully aware of all the bike’s systems, settings and real-time operating status. And when connected to the rider’s smartphone it can also display maps, incoming and outgoing phone calls, contacts, and music for even greater convenience, functionality and fun.

 

Colour TFT Display

Smartphone Connectivity

Suzuki Myspin

 

2022 Monkey

Model updates: After its popular re-introduction in 2018, Honda’s iconic Monkey gets a brand-new air-cooled engine for 2022, with 5-speed gearbox and EURO5 compliance. Two-stage springs for the dual rear shocks smooth the ride and a tubular steel rack is available as an official accessory.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • New 124cc air-cooled engine delivers 6.9kW power and 11Nm torque
  • New 5-speed gearbox improves cruising speed
  • Steel backbone frame, USD front forks with twin rear shocks feature two-stage springs to deal with rough surfaces
  • 12-inch block pattern tyres
  • Rear carrier available as an official accessory
  • Wet weight of 104kg, with wheelbase of 1,145mm and 775mm seat height
  • Digital LCD speedometer
  • Full premium LED lighting
  • IMU-Controlled ABS braking control reduces rear lift under braking
  • Answer back’ system for easy identification

 

Colours:

  • Pearl Glittering Blue **NEW FOR 2022**
  • Banana Yellow
  • Pearl Nebula Red

Price:

  • £4,049 RRP

 

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Monkey milestones
  5. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

The Honda Monkey bike is perhaps most widely known as a groovy icon of the 1970s, but it first saw the light of day in 1961. Originally developed as a 49cc child’s plaything for Tama Tech, an amusement park in Tokyo, it proved so popular that a road-going version was developed, which was initially exported to America and Europe in 1963, with a distinctive chrome tank, folding handlebars and 5-inch diameter rigidly-mounted wheels.

Its popularity was based on a cute, instantly-likable design, tiny dimensions and ultra-light weight – which made it a whole load of fun around town. By 1969 its wheels had increased to 8-inch in diameter and from 1970 it gained even greater popularity, when the addition of quick-detach forks meant it would fit into the trunk of a small car.

By 1978 – a point that marked the start of real prime time for the Monkey – the bike had been re-styled with a teardrop style fuel tank, and became hugely popular with legions of RV (Recreational Vehicle) drivers in need of convenient transport to use once they were parked up. And this is where and when the cheeky Monkey really cemented its place in millions of hearts; with its 3-speed gearbox and centrifugal clutch (which needed no ‘traditional’ motorcycle skill to operate) it gave thousands of riders their first experience of twisting the throttle on a powered two wheeler.

Because it was so much fun, and so easy to ride, it did more to sell the concept of motorcycles to a wider public than perhaps any other machine. With its chunky tyres, mini-‘ape’ style handlebars, miniscule fuel tank and big, squashy seat the Monkey look is unmistakably of its time, but – just like the affection in which it is held – also timeless.

 

  1. Model Overview

In 2018, the Monkey’s time came around once again. Inspired by the original (but also as a usefully fun 125cc motorcycle fit for the 21st century) a brand-new Monkey cheered up the roads of Europe. Now, for 2022, the Monkey gets an engine upgrade, a larger gearbox,  refinements to the suspension, a brand new colour and detail improvements, further widening its ‘smile’ factor and building-in extra day-to-day usability

 

 

  1. Key Features

3.1 Engine

  • New 124cc air-cooled engine delivers 6.9kW power and 11Nm torque
  • Addition of 5-speed gearbox improves cruising speed
  • EURO5 compliance

The Monkey has a new 124cc SOHC two-valve air-cooled engine (drawn from the MSX Grom) with 50mm bore, 63.1mm stroke and compression ratio of 10:0:1 Peak power of 6.9kW @ 6,750rpm with peak torque of 11Nm @ 5,500rpm.

And it’s an even easier Monkey to ride and have fun on. A new correcting plate manages the path of fresh air drawn in and feeds an intake duct inlet and connecting tube redesigned to smooth airflow. The shape of the airbox has also been revised to further support smooth airflow, promote torque output and improve drivability. For EURO5 compliance the revised catalyser, while smaller, deals with spent gasses efficiently. The downpipe length has been altered to match the intake changes, while the muffler goes from a three-chamber to one-chamber design to improve performance and create a characterful exhaust note.

The new 5-speed gearbox, replacing the older 4-speed, spreads the gear ratios further apart to improve longer journey performance and provide a more relaxed cruising ability. Top speed is 91km/h. Manual clutch operation imparts a full-sized motorcycle experience while 12-inch wheels deliver agile around-town response. Naturally, the Monkey’s small stature and assured low-speed balance allow it an easy passage through jammed traffic.

It’s also an economical engine, returning 1.5 litres/100km (WMTC mode) by using low-friction technologies, such as an offset cylinder and roller-rocker arm for the valve gear. Sophisticated PGM-FI guarantees highly efficient combustion.

 

3.2 Chassis & styling

  • Steel frame, USD forks and 12-inch diameter tyres
  • Twin rear shocks feature two-stage springs to deal with rough surfaces
  • Wet weight of 104kg, with wheelbase of 1,145mm and 775mm seat height
  • Classic Monkey style continues – a timeless statement of individuality
  • Rear carrier available as an official accessory

The Monkey’s steel backbone frame is tuned for a suitable balance between rigidity and supple feel – perfect for the wide variety of conditions the machine is designed to be ridden in. Oval in cross-section, the swingarm echoes the circular design theme that runs through the bike.

USD front forks employ 100mm travel and wear a premium Alumite finish. The dual rear shocks now feature two-stage springs and revised damper rubbers, for improved ride quality on bumper roads and reduced bottoming. They have 102mm of axle travel; maximum ground clearance is 175mm.

A single 220mm front disc and 190mm rear provide secure stopping performance, managed by the IMU-based ABS. Fat, block pattern tyres make for a smooth ride and are sized 120/80-12 65J front and 130/80-12 69J rear.

Wheelbase is set at 1,145mm with rake and trail of 25°/82mm and a minimum turning radius of just 1.9m. Wet weight is 104kg, with a seat height of 775mm. The plush seat is made of high-density urethane for maximum comfort.

Classic Monkey style (mini-ape handlebars, chromed mudguards, upswept exhaust with stamped heat shield, chunky tyres, padded seat and ‘peanut’ tank) pays loyal homage to the original and provides all the cues required to chime both with those of a certain age, and a much younger generation.

Older riders connect to a certain ‘70s irreverence – maybe matched to a memory of their first feel of motorcycling freedom – innate in the design while newer riders, already turned on to all things retro, get both that and something undeniably funky to set them apart from their friends. One thing that unites everybody, whether riding a Monkey or simply passing one by, is the ‘smile’ factor. It’s that sort of bike.

For 2022 a fittingly stylish tubular steel rear carrier is available as an official accessory – usefully suitable for heavier loads of up to 3.0kg. The glossy 5.6L fuel tank, finished in the same paint colour as the frame, swing arm and rear shocks, proudly wears a historical 3-D Classic Wing design Honda logo.

 

3.3 Electronics

  • Digital circular LCD meter
  • Full premium LED lighting
  • IMU control reduces rear lift under braking
  • ‘Answer back’ system for easy identification

Modern technology is fully present amongst the classic looks: a digital full-LCD circular meter features speedometer (which winks playfully when the ignition is turned on), odometer with two trip meters and six-segment fuel level indicator; all lighting is LED; the ‘wave’ pattern key (which also wears the Classic Wing motif) features an ‘answer back’ system that makes the lights flash at the push of a button to allow easy location in crowded car parks; the single channel ABS system operates with an IMU to mitigate rear ‘lift’ under strong braking.

 

  1. Monkey milestones

1961 Z100

First model – made for use at amusement parks, with 5 inch wheels, rigid suspension, foldable handlebars and Super Cub (C50) 3.1kW OHV 49cc engine.   Backbone frame, triangular tank.

1963 CZ100

First road-going model – exported to North America and Europe.

1967 Z50M

First model sold in Japan – with ‘fold-down’ seat, handlebars and pegs to fit in the back of the car (the new fuel cap also added to prevent leaks when stored on its side during transport). Centrifugal clutch.

1969  Z50A

Telescopic front fork, 8” front wheels, low slung exhaust and indicators for the first time.

1970 Z50Z

Quick-detach front suspension to make it fold down even smaller to fit in the trunk of a small car. Centre stand to support the bike during the removal of fork

1974 Z50J

Rear suspension and independent swing arm. First trapezium fuel tank and block tyres

1978 (Z50J-I)

First model with custom bike style ‘tear drop’ fuel tank with increased capacity of 5L

1979 (Z50J-I)

Chrome plated edition

1984 (Z50J-I)

Limited edition ‘Gold’ model

1985 A-Z50J

First appearance of hand operated clutch

1987 A-AB22

‘R’ model with twin tube frame, single shock rear suspension and hydraulic front brake disc. 10in Comstar wheels with box section swingarm

 1988 A-Z50J

Dual mirrors for the first time 

1991 A-Z50J

Off-road styled ‘Baja’ model with twin headlights   

2000

Millennium model

2004 Freddie Spencer Special

In colours based on the CB750F ridden to victory in the Daytona 100 by Freddie Spencer

2006

40th Anniversary

2009 Monkey Limited Edition JBH-AB27

First fuel-injected version, with roller rocker arm and off-set cylinder. Trapezium shaped fuel tank   

 2017 50th Anniversary Edition

New version commemorates 50th anniversary of sales in Japan 

2018 Monkey 125

An all-new Monkey 125, re-imagined for the 21st century, takes to the roads of Europe

 

 

 

 

  1. Technical specification
ENGINE
Type Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve
Displacement 124cc
Bore x Stroke 50 x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power Output 6.9Kw / 6,750rpm
Max. Torque 11Nm/5,500rpm
Oil Capacity 1.1 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.6 litres
Fuel Consumption 1.5 litres/100km
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery 12V 3.5Ah
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multi plate clutch
Transmission Type 5 speed
FRAME
Type Steel backbone frame
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,710 x 755 x 1,030mm
Wheelbase 1,145mm
Caster Angle 25°
Trail 82mm
Seat Height 775mm
Ground Clearance 175mm
Turning radius 1.9m
Kerb Weight 104kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front USD fork, 100mm axle travel
Type Rear Twin shock, 102mm axle travel
WHEELS
Type Front 10-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear 10-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/80-12M/C 65J
Tyres Rear 130/80-12M/C 69J
BRAKES
Type Front Single 220 mm hydraulic disc with IMU-based ABS
Type Rear Single 190mm hydraulic disc
LIGHTING
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice

Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2022 Super Cub

Model updates: After its welcome return to European streets in 2018 as the Super Cub 125, the world’s best-selling motor vehicle gains EURO5 compliance for 2021 with a new, more powerful and efficient air-cooled engine. A pillion pad and footpegs are now standard-fit, while new suspension settings improve ride comfort.

• Evocative styling unchanged; pillion pad and footpegs now standard-fit
• Completely new engine is smoother, more powerful and more efficient
• Revised ECU settings, intake and exhaust for EURO5 compliance
• Alternating Current Generator (ACG) gains uprated output
• New springs for fork and rear shock absorbers improve ride quality
• As before, all lighting is LED and Smart Key operation comes as standard

 

Price:

  • £3,749 OTR

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Super Cub facts
  5. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

The very first Super Cub C100 was introduced in 1958, Honda’s 10th year of existence. Created by Soichiro Honda and his long-time business partner Takeo Fujisawa, its stated aim was straightforward: ‘to provide the joy of playing a useful part in people’s lives’.

Nearly 60 years later, in 2017, the 100 millionth Super Cub was built, cementing its status as the most popular motor vehicle the world has ever seen. Along the way the Super Cub’s simple attributes of unique styling, reliability, frugality and sheer usability have never gone out of fashion. And it has quietly achieved exactly what Soichiro and Takeo wanted: to get people mobile and keep them mobile.

Up to late 2018 the Super Cub  series had only been available in Japan, where it has long been popular with business users including the Japanese Post Office, and in South East Asia, where it retains an important role in people’s lives as private transport. Well aware of the number of urban European riders – across a wide range of age demographics – who look for credible retro-inspired machinery and head-turning style, Honda unveiled the Super Cub 125 in 2018 as a modern evolution of the legendary name, marking a new chapter in its long history.

For the 2022 year model, the Super Cub 125 receives further advances for its European audience. The timeless look is unchanged, but a brand-new EURO5-compliant engine and host of improvements drive it on, just as Soichiro and Takeo would have wanted.

 

  1. Model Overview

A new air-cooled SOHC engine design, with ECU setting, intake and exhaust to match, gains the Super Cub 125 EURO5 compliance. It produces slightly more power, and is more efficient, returning fuel economy of 1.5 litres/100km (WMTC mode). The ACG output is also uprated.

The classic styling is unchanged, and standard-fit pillion seat and footpegs are now added. Revised spring rates for front and rear suspension smooth the ride on rougher city streets.

 

  1. Key Features

3.1 Engine

  • Completely new engine is smoother, more powerful and more efficient
  • Revised ECU settings, intake and exhaust for EURO5 compliance
  • Alternating Current Generator (ACG) gains uprated output

Efficient and durable, the Super Cub 125’s new 124cc air-cooled engine combines the bottom-end (with re-designed crankcases) of the current Japanese-market C110 with the SOHC two-valve cylinder head and top-end of the latest MSX Grom. Bore is set at 50mm, stroke at 63.1mm with compression ratio of 10.0:1. Peak power of 7.2kW (a 0.1kW increase) arrives @ 7,500rpm, with peak torque of 10.4Nm @ 6,250rpm.

Smoothing airflow on the clean side, the new airbox, designed to match the new engine, is smaller and combines with the new connecting tube and new injector position to improve driveability.

The outward appearance of the muffler – one of the many elements of the Super Cub’s ‘mythology’ – stays the same while the internals are re-worked; two catalysers were in place on the previous engine but, with the gain in combustion efficiency for EURO5 compliance, a single, more efficient catalyser is used. The ECU has new programming to maximise performance and efficiency and the Alternating Current Generator (ACG) output increased.

The gearbox remains a 4-speed unit (with neutral at the bottom) and ­­– in true Super Cub tradition – is operated via ‘automatic’ centrifugal clutch, without the need for a clutch lever. At standstill the rider simply selects the gear required with the left hand foot lever and, as the throttle is opened, the clutch operates automatically and does so through each ratio change, up or down. Final drive ratio is 2.50 with 14T drive and 35T driven sprockets. A helical primary gear reduces ‘mechanical’ noise.

The Super Cub C125 engine returns amazing fuel economy – 1.5litres/100km (66.7km/l) (WMTC mode) giving a range of approx. 250km from the 3.7 litre fuel tank.

 

3.2 Styling & Chassis

  • Evocative styling unchanged; pillion pad and footpegs now standard-fit
  • New springs for fork and rear shock absorbers improve ride quality
  • As before, all lighting is LED and Smart Key operation comes as standard

The Super Cub 125’s time-tested, evocative styling – defined instantly by the leg-guards and fully enclosed mechanical parts – remains unchanged, and is a design with one word in mind: ‘universality’. In other words, it has to be easy for a wide range of people to use. A key part of this ethos is the laid-forward ‘S-shaped silhouette’ which runs from the step-through space to rear mudguard, making access on and off easy. New for the 2022 year model is the addition of a pillion seat and foot pegs as standard equipment.

Also instantly recognisable as Super Cub is the ‘unit’ steering, which unifies the separate elements – forks, handlebars and leg shields – into one cohesive whole. On the original machine the handlebars, shaped to be like the wings of a bird, were a tactile and welcoming sales point and the modern day Super Cub C125 with its forged, tapered handlebar wrapped in curvaceous moulded resin incorporating the switchgear and instruments, pays loyal homage to the original.

The grips are placed in a natural, easy-to-hold position and complement the straight-backed riding position, which gives excellent all-round visibility. Aiding comfort, the seat uses thick, high-density urethane foam. It is also cut back on both sides up front, helping ground reach.

All lighting is contemporary LED while the instruments highlight the depth of the overall design with two lenses separated by dual chrome rings. The outer ring houses the sweep of the analogue speedometer’s needle plus warning lights; the inner an understated digital display.

A modern finishing touch is the Honda Smart Key which also controls the immobiliser as an extra theft deterrent, and is equipped with an ‘answer back’ function whereby the indicators will ‘blink’ at the push of a button to make finding the vehicle easy in busy parking areas. And, with a nod to its forebears (and underlining its place in Honda’s history) a historical 3D ‘Classic Wing’ logo crowns the Smart Key fob.

Fun, easy handling has always been another Super Cub strength. To this end, the tubular steel ‘backbone’ frame has a rigidity balance carefully tuned around the headstock and between the engine mounting points, to optimise performance for the 124cc engine; the redesigned engine crankcases have new mounting hangers. Both handlebars and seat are rubber mounted and the footpegs also feature rubber inserts.

Rake and trail are set at 26.5°/71mm with wheelbase of 1,245mm. Wet weight is 110kg. 100mm travel telescopic forks feature new springs improving control; the twin rear shocks (matched to body colour) also use new springs and bump-stop material for a smoother ride on bumpy roads, while elegant 17-inch die-cast aluminium wheels (with machined rims and spokes) add stability and steering precision. Tubeless tyres are fitted, sized 70/90-17 front and 80/90-17 rear.

A 220mm front disc brake and single-piston caliper are matched by a 110mm rear drum.

 

  1. Super Cub facts

Unsurprisingly, over six decades of production, the Super Cub has some remarkable stories and achievements behind it. Here are just fifteen:

  • The first prototype wasn’t drawn out on paper, but using a clay model, into which Mr. Honda himself had strong input, using some ideas from a fact-finding trip to Europe in 1956.
  • The first 1958 Super Cub C100’s low-floor backbone frame (for easy step-through), large leg shields (for protection from dust from unpaved roads), fully ‘enclosed’ bodywork (to hide the engine and harnesses), seagull-inspired handlebar shape and sky-inspired blue fairing laid down a universal template for decades to come.
  • The size 17 inch wheels (relatively large in order to handle Japan’s uneven road surfaces) were designed and made exclusively for the Super Cub.
  • It has always used a four stroke engine – even from its first 1958 incarnation.
  • It had to avoid the need for a clutch lever so a delivery rider could ride one-handed with a stack of Soba noodle boxes on his left shoulder.
  • Honda’s Suzuka factory was built in 1960 to help meet the demand for the hit product.
  • The Super Cub has been produced in 16 factories across 15 different countries, and sold in 160 different countries.
  • The Super Cub went on sale in the USA in 1959, with a sticker price of just $295. It took west coast surfing youth by storm and paved the way for much bigger things for Honda in America.
  • The first European production of Super Cub started in Honda Belgium (the second ‘overseas’ factory to product the vehicle).
  • It also starred in the ‘You meet the nicest people on a Honda’ ad campaign that changed the American perception of motorcycles away from being vehicles associated mainly with ‘biker gangs’.
  • The Beach Boys made it even more famous in 1964 with their song ‘My Little Honda’.
  • Also introduced to South Asia in 1964 the Super Cub became prized family transport that neatly dealt with the overwhelming traffic of the ever-growing major cities.
  • The Japanese Patent Office awarded it a 3D trademark registration in 2014, recognising its shape and design as an iconic Honda product, and making it the first vehicle to achieve this status.
  • Original sales were projected to be possibly 30,000 a month, which was amazing at the time as total motorcycle production in Japan was around 40,000 units a month, but something of an underestimate in the end.
  • In typical, low-key Super Cub way on October 29th, 2017 a commemorative ceremony was held at Honda’s Kumamoto factory to mark worldwide production of 100 million units.

 

 

 

  1. Technical specification
ENGINE
Type Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve
Displacement 124cc
Bore x Stroke 50 x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power Output 7.2kW @ 7,500rpm
Max. Torque 10.4Nm @ 6,250rpm
Oil Capacity 1.1 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 litres
Fuel Consumption 1.5L / 100km (WMTC mode)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery 12V-3.5AH
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multi plate clutch and automatic centrifugal clutch
Transmission Type 4 speed
FRAME
Type Mono-backbone steel frame
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,915 x 720 x 1,000mm
Wheelbase 1,245mm
Caster Angle 26.5°
Trail 71mm
Seat Height 780mm
Ground Clearance 125mm
Kerb Weight 110kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front 26mm telescopic fork
Type Rear Twin shock
WHEELS
Type Front Cast aluminium
Type Rear Cast aluminium
Tyres Front 70/90-17M/C 38P
Tyres Rear 80/90-17M/C 50P
BRAKES
ABS type Single Channel ABS
Type Front Single 220 mm hydraulic disc
Type Rear 110mm drum brake
LIGHTING
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice

Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2021 Burgman 400

NEW BURGMAN 400.

GREATER CLASS AND PLEASURE

Burgman 400 brings greater class and pleasure to your journey. It fits well, like a fine handmade suit. It rides comfortably and performs like a champion.

 

  • POWER (PS) – 29

  • ENGINE (CC) – 400 

  • WEIGHT (KG) – 218

  • MPG* – 70.62

 

Colours:

  • Metallic Matt Sword Silver (QKA)
  • Solid Iron Grey (YUD)
  • Metallic Matt Black No.2 (YKV)

Price:

  • £6,999
  • (£7,101 OTR)

Accessories:

 

Accessories Brochure:

 

 

 

A WINNING COMBINATION

It fits well, like a fine handmade suit. It rides comfortably and performs like a champion. It manoeuvres brilliantly. And it delivers a winning combination of stylish design, practicality and convenience. The Burgman 400, bringing greater class and pleasure to your journey.

POWERFUL ENGINE

At the heart of the new Burgman 400’s polished performance is an updated version of its powerful 400cc four-stroke, DOHC, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine.

LUXURIOUS RIDE ANDHANDLING

The Burgman 400’s underbone frame is built from large diameter, thin wall tubes that deliver the light weight and rigidity required for great handling. Complementing this frame in realising a stable, relaxing and nimble ride are 41mm front forks with a generous 110mm of wheel travel.

15-INCH FRONT WHEEL

The Burgman 400 uses a 15 inch front wheel. This gives an image and look of stability that can instil greater rider confidence. Beyond looks this larger wheel size will roll more easily over bumps and imperfections in the road surface for a superior ride, greater comfort and greater stability for rider confidence too.

UNDERSEAT STORAGE

The Burgman 400’s spacious 42-litre underseat storage⁵ compartment holds two helmets³ and provides ample room for stowing your gear.

TWO FRONT COMPARTMENTS

Two front compartments provide 3.5 litres⁵ of storage space on the right side and 2.8 litres⁵ on the left side for maps and other items. The right storage bay has a 12V DC outlet⁷ for charging your mobile phone or other electronic devices.

SIT IN THE LAP OF LUXURY

The stepped dual seat offers luxurious comfort for rider and passenger alike by combining a cushion that is 78.5mm thick and a shape slim design. Blue double stitching adds a distinctively fashionable accent. While the rider back rest is adjustable forward by 15mm or 30mm to optimise rider comfort and riding position.

ADVANCE DRIDER TECHNOLOGY

The Burgman 400 is equipped with Suzuki’s advanced technologies, including Suzuki Advanced Immobiliser System, Suzuki easy start and traction control.

MULTI-FUNCTION INSTRUMENTATION

Large, easy-to-read analogue speedometer and tachometer dials flank a digital display that shows an odometer, traction control setting, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, coolant temperature indicator, average fuel consumption meter, ambient temperature indicator, freeze indicator⁴ and clock. Also included is Suzuki’s Eco Drive Indicator⁸, which comes on when the vehicle is operated in a fuel-efficient manner and may help riders learn techniques to better economise on fuel.

UPSWEPT WINDSCREEN

The Burgman 400’s upswept windscreen creates a clean, compact look from the front or sides. At the same time, it also delivers optimum wind protection for rider comfort, as well as a clear view of the road.

ELEGANT AND EFFICIENTLED LIGHTING

The slim, elegant styling of the nose features sharply styled dual LED headlights with integrated LED position lights and turn signals mounted beneath. The overall effect creates a clean and light looking front end that is instantly recognisable as belonging to the Burgman family. The slim rear of the Burgman 400 features independent LED rear combination lights with the turn signals at their tips. It’s a sharply sculpted design that expresses elegance and agility.

 

You can Request a Video Call with a member of the Sales Team

Call us on 01656 661131 or Email BrSales@thunderroad.co.uk and let us know when it’s most convenient to arrange the video call.

Operating hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm

2021 SV650

V-TWIN FUN AND PERFORMANCE

Presenting the newest version of the SV650, it comes complete with the latest Suzuki innovations and will set the bar even higher for V-Twin fun and performance.

 

  • POWER (PS) – 73

  • ENGINE (CC) – 645

  • WEIGHT (KG) – 200

  • MPG* – 68.90

 

Colours:

  • Metallic Matt Black No.2 (YKV)

  • Glass Sparkle Black / Pearl Brilliant White (B1G)

  • Glass Sparkle Black (ACX)

 

Price:

  • £7,155
  • £7,555 X model

 

 

Accessories Brochure:

 

 

Accessories:

Café Street Accessory Pack

£785 Customer saving £214! Price Includes VAT & Fitting
  1.  Instrument Cover / Fly Screen
  2.  Cover Frame Kit
  3.  Sports Tuck Roll Seat
  4.  Foot Brake Lever Set
  5.  Gear Lever Set
  6.  Pillion Footrest Set
  7.  Tank Pad Protector

For all other Accessories – Click Here

 

DATA TAG – £49.99 fitted to bike – please request when purchasing.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PRE REG DEALS

 

 

DUAL SPARK 90°V-TWIN

The V-Twin engine is a marvel of engineering with superb versatility. While at lower RPM, this engine delivers powerful torque that’s easy to handle and a deep robust sound. Open the throttle to mid-range, and the power of the engine’s response is linear and smooth, yet always under your control. Then at higher RPM, the V-Twin has performance ready to go.

LIGHTWEIGHT CHASSIS

With a remarkable ready to ride weight of only 198kg, the SV650 makes manoeuvring and handling easy and pleasurable. The SV650 makes good use of its light weight with responsive acceleration, nimble handling and absolute confidence in manoeuvring. Riders of all levels can take to the city or winding roads and experience unrestricted fun.

SUSPENSION

The front suspension system employs durable 41mm telescopic right way upfront forks with 125mm travel. While the rear features link-type suspension with a stroke of 63mm and is pre-load adjustable to one of 7 pre-defined settings. Together, the SV650’s suspension system ensures consistent ride-ability and sporty handling performance.

WHEELS AND TYRES

The five-spoke cast aluminium wheels create a sporty look. For an excellent balance of cornering performance and straight line speed stability, the SV650 uses the Dunlop radial sport 120/70ZR17M/C for the front and 160/60ZR17M/C for the rear.

BRAKES AND ABS

The SV650’S stopping performance comes courtesy of large 290mm dual front disc brakes and a 240mm rear brake disc provide incredible performance and control. For 2019 the ever-popular SV650 comes with improved stopping power, thanks to an upgrade to new four-piston front brake calipers.

ADVANCED RIDER TECHNOLOGY

The SV650 is equipped with some of the most advanced rider technology available, including Low RPM Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System.

SPORTY SV STYLE

The overall shape expresses its slim, lightweight design and is intended to enhance the strength of V-Twin engine. Clean, neatly shaped body lines have been styled to appeal to a wide variety of riders. A combination of black plastics and painted parts emphasise its slim, sporty and lightweight looks.

STRIKING REAR LED LIGHTS

An integrated twin-LED tail light and brake light configuration is compact and slim. High performance LEDs deliver excellent visibility and high durability, and makes for sharp and sleek rear section.

FULL LCD INSTRUMENTS

A multifunction LCD instrument panel displays; gear position, digital speedometer, tachometer, as well as indicators for odometer, tripmeter, clock, water temperature gauge and fuel gauge. The backlight is adjustable in six levels of brightness and can be set to your preference.

 

 

You can Request a Video Call with a member of the Sales Team

Call us on 01656 661131 or Email BrSales@thunderroad.co.uk and let us know when it’s most convenient to arrange the video call.

Operating hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm

 

2021 PCX125

Model updates: Honda’s popular PCX125 evolves its style with a crisper edge. It also features more under seat storage, a USB Type-C charging socket and Smart Key operation. Power is drawn from a new, enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+) four-valve EURO5-specification engine, now with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). A redesigned frame incorporates longer suspension travel at the rear, and larger-sized tyres.

 

 

OTR Price:

  • £3,599

Colours:

  • Matt Dim Grey Metallic **NEW**
  • Pearl Jasmine White
  • Candy Luster Red
  • Matt Galaxy Black Metallic

 

Contents:

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Model overview
  • 3 Key features
  • 4 Accessories
  • 5 Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

The PCX125 is one of the quiet success stories of Honda’s two-wheeled line-up, having clocked up sales of over 140,000 units in Europe since its arrival in 2010. Its success is down to a formula Honda has had many years’ experience in perfecting: a strong, modern design that allows it to fit elegantly into a style-conscious urban lifestyle, coupled with compact dimensions that ensure it can plot a path through busy traffic – and be parked – with ease.

Also integral to the formula is an ‘X’ level of Personal Comfort (thus PCX) provided by the sit-in riding position, weather protection, underseat storage for a full-face helmet and all-round build quality. And, not to forget, outstanding value for money (both at purchase and throughout ownership) has always helped underpin the PCX’s popularity.

In 2010, the PCX was the first two-wheeler in Europe to feature Idling Stop technology; two years later it became the first scooter in Europe to use Honda’s ultra-efficient enhanced Smart Power (eSP) engine. For 2016 it gained EURO4 compliance and, in 2018, received a major design update, a new chassis and more power for its engine.

It’s a scooter that’s always moved with the times and the 2021 PCX125 leaps forward once again with a new engine and frame combination, increased convenience and comfort, plus a bold evolution of its avant-garde style – all aimed to retain the PCX’s place close to the beating heart of European two-wheeled travel.

 

  1. Model Overview

The new PCX125 maintains a unique presence but sees its style mature; bolder and crisper, a rolling statement of difference, with redesigned LED lighting. The bodywork also hides extra under seat storage, more floor space and a USB Type-C charger in the glovebox. A new, ‘widescreen’ instrument display presents all the vital information and Honda’s Smart Key now operates the ignition and seat.

Also new is the enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+) four-valve engine, which offers more power and torque, and the rider benefit of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). It mounts in a redesigned tubular steel frame; for improved ride comfort the rear shocks feature extra travel and both front and rear tyre sizes have grown.

 

Key Features

3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Bodywork completely redrawn in crisp evolution of the futuristic looks
  • New LED headlight features signature running light
  • More room under the seat; USB charging socket in the glove box
  • Smart Key operation of ignition and seat opening

A consistent design signature of the PCX125 has always been the bodywork – with its strong character line and ‘block’ primary paint colour – flowing together as a whole, front to rear. For the 2021 update the theme continues – but bolder and crisper, with a heightened sense of the futuristic style that has always been part of the PCX appeal.

And full, premium LED lighting also sets the PCX125 apart from the crowd. The headlight is new and features a signature running light with 5 narrow flash lines positioned in parallel. It’s matched to an X-shaped taillight using multi-optic technology to give an intense, 3D effect.

All of the lines and angles have been subtly re-carved, to dramatic effect. The front fairing flares in its upper portion but elegantly draws in at the waist; alongside a slightly larger, blacked-out screen this produces improved wind protection without excess bulk.

The seat is contoured for both rider/pillion comfort and easy ground reach; there’s also 30mm extra foot space forward and at the sides. Seat height remains 764mm, but is very manageable with a ‘straddling’ height of 540mm.

The swooping lines also hide more storage capacity under the seat. An extra 2.4L brings the total volume up to 30.4L – perfect for a full-face helmet, and more. There’s also now a USB Type-C socket in the glovebox, replacing the ACC charger of the previous design, ready to plug a smartphone straight into. Even the fuel filler cap cover has been revisited, featuring space to store the fuel cap during re-fuelling.

A Smart Key is also a fresh addition to the PCX125’s armoury. As well as controlling the main ignition switch knob and compartment locking it can also manage the (optional) 35L removable Smart top box. With the Smart Key in the rider’s pocket the box is unlocked, and automatically locks when the rider walks away. It can also be locked from the key.

A new, ‘widescreen’ central console instrument layout presents all information neatly and concisely, in an easy-to-read format. An inverted LCD displays the speed, while other information available includes odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, average fuel consumption and Idling Stop indicator.

Wide, chrome handlebars are a PCX signature. Mounted in traditional clamps (with newly optimised rubber density) they offer excellent leverage around town and are a neat retro touch.

The rear grab rail has been redesigned. The new shape is thinner, saving 310g from the previous design, and provides the passenger with a comfortable and supportive grab handle while on the move.

 

3.2 Engine

  • New, more powerful eSP+ four-valve, water-cooled SOHC engine
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) also applied for 2021
  • The engine features Idling Stop plus EURO5 compliance

The PCX125’s new, enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+) four-valve, water-cooled SOHC powerplant delivers 9.2kW @ 8,750rpm, with peak torque of 11.8Nm @ 6,500rpm. Bore and stroke is set at 53.5 x 55.5mm with compression ratio of 11.5:1 (as opposed to 52.4 x 57.9mm and 11:1 of the previous design). The shorter stroke not only allows room for the two extra valves, it reduces sliding friction.

Acceleration from a standing start or roll-on is improved, and the PCX will cruise happily around 90km/h. V-max is 98km/h. And, thanks to the engine’s fuel efficiency of approximately 47.6km/l (WMTC mode), and 8.1L tank, range is approximately 385km between fill ups.

An additional technology, new to the PCX, to boost rider confidence in wet conditions is Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which works in the background to deftly manage rear wheel traction. A ‘T’ indicator flickers on the dash when HSTC is actively reducing wheelspin, and the system can be turned off completely.

Honda’s eSP+ low-friction technologies are found throughout the engine; clever packaging of items like the oil pump (which is built into the crankcase) help to further ensure efficiency. A compact combustion chamber and PGM-FI fuel injection – with 28mm diameter throttle body, 2mm larger – optimises burning velocity and cooling performance.

An offset cylinder reduces friction caused by contact between piston and bore, efficiently transmitting combustion energy to the crankshaft. A ‘spiny’ cast-iron sleeve – with tiny surface extensions – keeps in check any distortion of the inner bore diameter. This design lowers tension in the piston ring, reducing friction. A new hydraulic cam chain tensioner further improves engine efficiencies by reducing internal vibrations and improving fuel economy.

Piston oil jets – as used by CRF450R competition MX machine – maintain consistent cooling. This allows ignition timing advances and prevents abnormal combustion, such as ‘knocking’. A hydraulic cam chain tensioner lifter inhibits chain vibration, controls noise and reduces friction.

A high-efficiency radiator – integrated into the exterior of the right-side crankcase – employs a small, light fan reducing frictional losses and lowering drag. Rolling resistance within the transmission unit is reduced by the use of three low-friction main bearings, all designed to deal with the loads they individually receive. An optimised clutch – and pulleys – complement the performance increase.

The electronically controlled, brushless ACG starter is an integrated component mounted directly on the end of the crankshaft, serving as starter motor and alternator. It spins the engine directly, eliminating any noise from gear engagement or meshing.

Idling Stop automatically stops the engine running after three seconds at idle when the scooter is stationary and the brakes applied, and re-starts it instantly the throttle grip is twisted. It’s seamless in use thanks to ACG and the swing-back system that returns the crank to its position before air intake, and a decompression mechanism that negates cranking resistance from compression. It has the functionality to ‘read’ the battery charge and turns itself off to avoid excessive drain.

Through the 2021 update the engine cover and swingarm have been redesigned to complement the new bodywork. Revisions to internal structure of the muffler and the repositioning of the catalyser have enhanced gas purification performance, helping the engine secure EURO5 compliance.

 

3.3 Chassis

  • New steel frame offers durability with nimble handling
  • Twin rear shocks feature larger spring diameter and longer stroke, improving comfort
  • Stylish new wheels complement the re-style; larger tyre sizes enhance road holding

The new PCX125 has a redesigned duplex steel cradle frame designed to deliver the durability needed for the rigours of urban life, without losing the in-town manoeuvrability the PCX has always been famous for, plus its user-friendliness and relaxed riding position.

Wheelbase is set at 1,315mm, with 26° 30’ rake and 80mm trail. Overall kerb weight is 130kg. Both wheels employ a stylish new design to complement the bodywork, and the rear is now a 13-inch diameter, 1-inch smaller. Tyre sizes are also larger, 110/70-14 front and 130/70-13 rear (as opposed to 100/80-14 and 120/70-14).

The 31mm front forks are unchanged with 89mm axle travel, but the rear shock absorbers feature 10mm extra stroke, at 95mm, and use heavier weight springs for a smoother ride on rough city streets.

Stopping power is provided by the twin-piston front caliper and 220mm disc, matched to a 130mm rear drum brake; single-channel ABS operates on the front brake.

 

  1. Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the PCX 125, including  windshield and a 35-litre Smart Top Box.

 

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type Single-cylinder, water cooled, eSP+ SOHC 4-stroke 4-valve
Displacement 125cc
Bore x Stroke 53.5 x 55.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Max. Power Output 9.2kW @ 8,750rpm
Max. Torque 11.8Nm @ 6,500rpm
Oil Capacity 0.9 L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 8.1 L
Fuel Consumption 47.6km/litre (without Idling Stop) (WMTC mode)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/7AH (10H)
ACG Output 255W
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Automatic, centrifugal, dry type
Transmission Type V-Matic
Final Drive 10.65
FRAME
Type Tubular steel duplex
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 1,935 x 740 x 1,105mm
Wheelbase 1,315mm
Caster Angle 26° 30’
Trail 80mm
Seat Height 764mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Kerb Weight 130kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front 31mm telescopic fork, 89mm axle travel
Type Rear Twin suspension aluminium swingarm, 95mm  axle travel
WHEELS
Type Front 5-spoke Y-shaped cast aluminum
Type Rear 5-spoke Y-shaped cast aluminum
Rim Size Front 14M/C x MT2.75
Rim Size Rear 13M/C x MT3.50
Tyres Front 110/70-14M/C
Tyres Rear 130/70-13M/C
BRAKES
Type Front 220mm hydraulic disc with combined 2 piston caliper with ABS
Type Rear 130mm drum
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

*Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2021 CB125R

Model updatesHonda’s premium Neo Sports Café 125 gets a power and torque boost from an all-new DOHC 4V engine, improving performance across the board. It also receives a major suspension upgrade – high-quality 41mm Showa’s ‘Separate Function’ Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks, the first 125cc motorcycle in the world to do so.

Price:

  • OTR £4,599

Colours:

  • Pearl Smoky Grey **NEW for 2021**
  • Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic
  • Candy Chromosphere Red
  • Matte Jeans Blue Metallic

 

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

When embarking on a two-wheeled career, there are certain fundamentals that every rider looks for from their first motorcycle: an easy-to-ride chassis, with engaging real-world engine performance, and super-agile handling. Wrap those fundamentals, however, in distinctive, classy styling and add a host of premium specifications, and the result can be an extra special machine with which to begin a two-wheeled career.

It was for new riders looking for this kind of package that Honda introduced the all-new CB125R in 2017. The smallest member of Honda’s minimalist, bare-boned ‘Neo Sports Café’ family, the CB125R was launched alongside the CB300R and the flagship CB1000R, and represented a bold new, premium addition to the ranks of Honda’s entry level machines.

Now, for 2021, the CB125R gets a brand-new engine and major front suspension upgrade, keeping it at the head of a competitive field, and at the top of many young riders’ wish list.

 

  1. Model Overview

While the attention-grabbing styling of the CB125R is unchanged, its new DOHC two valve engine delivers 1.2kW more power and 1.2Nm more torque – with improved response throughout the rev-range.

And, in a world’s first for a 125cc motorcycle, 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP)* USD forks – the same unit fitted to the 21YM CBR650R and CB650R, with spring rate and damping changes – are now standard equipment.

 

 

*Full name: Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP)

 

  1. Key Features

3.1 Engine

  • New DOHC, 4V liquid-cooled engine
  • An extra 1.2kW peak power, with 1.2Nm more peak torque
  • Full EURO5 compliance

Originally derived from the CBR125R the SOHC, 2 valve engine of the 2018 CB125R was an effective powerplant, tuned for response in real-world situations.

For 2021 the CB125R gets its very own, new 125cc, DOHC 4V design and with it comes a power and torque boost – 11.0kW @ 10,000rpm and 11.6Nm @ 8,000rpm (from 9.8kW @ 10,000rpm and 10Nm @8,000rpm). Thanks to the extra power, top speed goes from 101km/h to 105km/h, with 0-200m covered in 11.3s. The gearbox remains six-speed.

Bore and stroke is set at 57.3 x 48.4mm, with compression ratio of 11.3:1 as opposed to the previous engine’s 58 x 47.2mm and 11:1. PGM-FI fuel injection is fed through a revised inlet duct, air cleaner connector tube and resonator. As before, the exhaust is underslung and exits through a dual-chamber muffler.

The CB125R engine is fully EURO5 compliant.

 

3.2 Chassis

  • Now with 41mm Showa’s Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • Radial-mount 4-piston caliper and hubless 296mm floating front disc
  • ABS works through Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

Underpinning the CB125R’s minimalism is its tubular and pressed steel construction lattice-style frame, which is unchanged for the 21YM update. The swingarm is manufactured from steel plate, irregularly shaped in cross-section. Both are designed to achieve high longitudinal rigidity and control torsion from wheel deflection without excess rigidity or weight.

The chassis’ core strength is anchored by the pressed steel swingarm pivot plates and swingarm, allowing the frame to deliver agile handling with stability and feedback; rake and trail are set at 24.2°/90.2mm.

A 51.6% front/48.4% rear weight bias provides a positive feel for front-end grip and easy steering which is also helped by the low, 129.8kg wet weight and compact 1342mm wheelbase. Fat bar-style handlebars turn through 40° and the 2.3m turning circle guarantees easy passage in jammed city traffic. Seat height is 816mm.

41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks are a major upgrade; this is the first time they’ve made an appearance on any 125cc motorcycle. A pressure separation damper in one fork tube and spring mechanism in the other deliver high damper performance and lighter weight. Together with the use of a larger sized piston the result is increased feel, bump absorption and control. The rear monoshock is spring preload adjustable.

The rest of the running gear remains unchanged; a 296mm hubless floating front disc is worked by a radial-mount Nissin 4-piston caliper, the rear 220mm disc a single-piston caliper. Both are modulated by 2-channel ABS. The high specification system works through an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to give precise front to rear distribution of ABS operation depending on the vehicle behaviour.

The 150/60R-17 radial rear tyre is matched to a 110/70R-17 radial front.

 

3.3 Styling & equipment

  • Industrial minimal styling makes bold visual impact
  • Full LED lighting and LCD instrumentation
  • 10.1L fuel tank gives 470km range

The CB125R’s styling is unique to the machine and also remains unchanged. It follows the unmistakeable ‘Neo Sports Café’ design language of the CB1000R – minimalist retro styling with a very modern twist  – and injects a harder-edged attitude to Honda’s entry level range. The cutaway tail unit is minimalist in the extreme and holds the rear mudguard mount, which moves from nylon to steel manufacture. Both rider and pillion footpeg hangers are aluminium.

A thin (23.5mm) lightweight (230g) full function LCD instrument display provides speed, engine rpm, fuel level and gear position, with warning lights arrayed across the top. Full LED lighting – including indicators – adds a further premium feel and contributes to mass centralisation. The headlight uses a dual bar light signature, upper for low beam and lower for high beam and the taillight is the thinnest ever mounted on a Honda motorcycle.

The 10.1L fuel tank is hidden underneath an angular cover and shrouds and houses an aircraft-style filler cap. With fuel economy of 46.9km/l (WMTC mode), the CB125R can cover over 470km from full.

 

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC single cylinder
Engine Displacement (cm³) 124.9cc
No. of Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore and Stroke (mm) 57.3mm x 48.4mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Max. Power Output 11.0kW @ 10,000rpm
Max. Torque 11.6Nm @ 8,000rpm
Oil Capacity 1.5L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.1L
Fuel Consumption 46.9km/L (WMTC Mode)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity YTZ6V 12V 5Ah MF
ACG Output 180W/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
FRAME
Type Inner Pivot Diamond Frame
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2018mm x 822mm x 1056mm
Wheelbase 1342mm
Caster Angle 24.2°
Trail 90.2mm
Seat Height 816mm
Ground Clearance 140mm
Kerb Weight 129.8kg
Turning radius 2.3m
SUSPENSION
Type Front 41mm (SFF-BP) USD forks
Type Rear Single-damper with preload adjustment
WHEELS
Rim Size Front 17M/C x MT3.00
Rim Size Rear 17M/C x MT4.00
Tyres Front 110/70R17M/C 54H
Tyres Rear 150/60R17M/C 66H
BRAKES
ABS System Type Front & rear independent ABS with IMU
Type front 296mm hubless floating disc. Radial-mount Nissin 4-piston caliper
Type rear 220mm single disc a single-piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments LCD Display
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice

Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.