Since it was introduced in January, the Honda cbf125 has been a big seller, which isn’t surprising as it manages to be classy yet offer a solid and reliable ride at the same time. More than one Honda cbf125 review has pointed out that the bike is a more affordable alternative to the more celebrated CG125.
As the bike’s top speed is 65 mph, you probably won’t want to ride the bike on the motorway other than for short distances. Its closest competitor is probably the Yamaha YBR125, although in reality there isn’t much to separate these two models, despite Honda’s claims of the cbf125 providing one more bhp, at 11 bhp. Basically, the cbf125 is focused on fuel efficiency rather than an exhilarating ride, as indicated by its 4 speed, 124.7 cc fuel injected single engine.
Handling and Overall Ride
The inexpensive twin shocks at the rear can make a long journey somewhat uncomfortable, although the bike is as comfortable as any other model if you are taking a journey of about half an hour. If you are stuck in start and stop traffic, the constant switch from accelerating to braking can give you the feeling of being on a rocking horse. Overall, handling is satisfactory as are the single disc brakes at the rear and front.
Reliability and Quality
Some Honda cbf125 reviews from customers have complained about the poor quality matt black finish, the weak plastics and the rather fragile grommets, and it is true that there will be imperfections given the relatively low price.
Instead of displaying a rev counter, the numbers on the speedometer tell you the gear you should be in. And the fuel gauge is not 100 percent accurate, in that you can assume that you actually only have about a third of a tank of petrol left, once the gauge indicates about half full.
One of the most appealing things is the price, and at just over 2000 pounds, it’s a lot easier and cheaper than catching the bus every day. Honda is a reliable and well known name, and the bike looks good too.