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2015 Honda CRF125F Review
2015 Honda CRF125F on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
CRF125F – a perfect step up or first step…
When kids are learning to ride, the right machine makes all the difference. Not only must it be the right size, it must be intuitive to operate and forgiving when skill does not yet match enthusiasm. Honda’s smallest manual clutch model, the CRF125F, is a perfect step up from the auto-clutch CRF110F, but also an excellent choice for a slightly larger first timer. Small wheel sizes keep seat height low while the light, progressive clutch operated with a lever is designed specifically for smaller hands, helping young riders master clutch control in no time. Parents will find lots to like about the low maintenance CRF125F too; not only is it economical to operate but Honda’s renowned durability means excellent retained value when it’s time to trade up to a larger model.
Everything In Life Should Be This Much Fun
Few things in life are as much pure fun as a dirtbike, as long as it’s the right-sized dirtbike. That’s why Honda builds so many different-sized models. And one of our best is the CRF125F. The next size up from our CRF110F, it’s the perfect choice for both young riders and smaller adults. Loaded with features designed to make trail riding a relaxing, no-hassle experience, it’s also pure Honda when it comes to reliability and durability.
That means you get to concentrate on having a good time rather than trailside repairs or a bike that was designed by cutting corners. And when it comes to looks, the CRF125F takes its styling cues right from our full-on motocross bikes like our CRF450R and CRF250R. An electric starter makes it easy to get underway, while a four-speed transmission gives you all the control of a full-sized bike. Looking for something just a little bigger? There’s even a big-wheel version for taller riders.
Be A Responsible Rider: Parents need to consider their youngster’s age, size, ability and maturity before allowing them to ride. See owner’s manual for additional safety and supervisory information. Designed exclusively for off-road operator-only use. Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing whenever you ride. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Always obtain written permission before riding on private land. Whenever you ride off-road, follow the “Tread Lightly” guidelines, and always keep on established trails in approved riding areas. Use common sense, keep your riding area clean and respect the rights of others when you ride. Operating your motorcycle with a modified engine, emission control system, or noise control system may be
2015 Honda CRF125F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Durable, simple, low-maintenance, 124.9 cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine develops the smooth, tractable power that’s ideal for beginners.
•Heavy-duty manual clutch with light, smooth, progressive engagement.
•Convenient electric starter makes starting a breeze.
•Knobby tires fitted to 17″ front and 14″ rear rims offer excellent grip and long life.
Turn a key, push a button—that’s all it takes to get the CRF125F started. Add in a generous dose of Honda reliability and you’ll find the CRF125F is super easy to own.
Sized Right For Fun
With its 125cc air-cooled, single-overhead-cam engine, and four-speed transmission, the CRF125F will fit a wide range of riders. It has enough power for teens and small adults without being intimidating for younger riders.
Just because it’s a small bike doesn’t mean we scrimped on the details—just the opposite, in fact: The CRF125F’s front disc brake is a perfect example. It’s a big-bike feature that’s pure Honda.
2015 Honda CRF125F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Durable, simple, low-maintenance, 124.9 cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine develops the smooth, tractable power that’s ideal for beginners..
Ultra-reliable electronic ignition simplifies maintenance..
20 mm carb with light throttle action.
Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination..
Primary kickstarting for easy starts in any gear..
Lightweight, upswept, competition-type exhaust system utilizes a quiet muffler/spark arrester..
Durable, smooth-shifting four-speed transmission..
Heavy-duty manual clutch with light, smooth, progressive engagement..
Convenient electric starter makes starting a breeze..
Lightweight, high-tensile steel frame is rigid, durable and offers ideal geometry for recreational off-road riding..
31 mm leading-axle front fork offers 140 mm (5.5 in.) of compliant suspension travel..
Pro-Link, single-shock rear suspension with box-section swingarm offers 114 mm (4.5 in.) of wheel travel..
Knobby tires fitted to 17″ front and 14″ rear rims offer excellent grip and long life..
Lightweight, screw-type drive chain adjusters simplify maintenance..
Powerful front disc and lightweight rear drum brakes are easy to modulate..
Durable body components..
Large-capacity fuel tank and thrifty four-stroke engine for extended range..
Generous ground clearance and rugged skidplate for undercarriage protection..
High-quality controls feature comfortable grips, and adjustable front brake lever..
Fork boots help protect stanchion tubes and fork seals..
Durable steel sprockets..
Front Disc Brake
The front disc brake provides superior stopping power, and the front disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
Big-Wheel Version Available
Want something a little taller? Check out our CRF125F Big Wheel—the same great bike but with two inches more legroom.
The four-speed gearbox is just like a full-sized motorcycle’s, and gives your younger rider more control.
The CRF125F dependable four-stroke single-cylinder engine offers good performance with a wide powerband—perfect for a wide range of riders, including beginners. And because it’s a Honda, you know it’s reliable, too.
Sturdy Steel Frame
Durability and quality are hallmarks of a Honda dirtbike. That’s why the CRF125F uses a strong, steel frame that’s built to handle the bumps and dings of off-road riding.
Pro-Link® Rear Suspension
Progressive linkage connects a single shock to the swingarm, delivering an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of riding conditions with a heavy-duty Showa® rear shock.
Kids can be tough on equipment, and taking a spill is a natural part of learning. But the CRF125F can handle it: with tough plastic fenders, tank and other body parts, the CRF125F is engineered to shrug off the minor dings of the real world.
Low Seat Height
It’s important to have a bike that’s sized right for your rider. The CRF125F’s low 28.9-inch seat height helps build confidence right from the start.
Keyed Ignition Switch
For added security, the keyed ignition switch lets you control who goes riding and when—important if you have younger riders in the house.
Proven Manual Clutch
Honda’s heavy-duty clutch is smooth shifting and durable.
The push-button starter makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions; its efficient design adds minimal weight.
A maintenance-free sealed battery helps ensure that your CRF125F is ready to ride when you are.
2015 Honda CRF125F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $2799 USD
124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke
52.4mm x 57.9mm
20mm piston-valve carburetor
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
31mm telescopic fork; 5.5 inches of travel
Pro-Link single-shock; 4.5 inches of travel
220mm hydraulic disc
25°30′ (Caster Angle)
81mm (3.2 inches)
192 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
1.1 gallons, including 0.2-gallon reserve
Meets current California Air Resource Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Six Months transferable limited warranty; extended warranty available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda CRF125F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $3099 CDN
Air-cooled, single-cylinder, four stroke
Bore & Stroke
52.4 mm x 57.9 mm
20mm piston-valve carburetor
31 mm leading-axle fork; 140 mm (5.5 in.) travel
Pro-Link single shock; 114 mm (4.5 in.) travel
Front;: 70/100-17, Rear: 90/100-14
Front: 220mm hydraulic disc, Rear: Drum
216 mm (8.5 in.)
734 mm (28.9 in.)
1219 mm (48.0 in.)
87.1kg (192 lbs)
2015 Honda CRF125F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ (On The Road).
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.