2018 Honda CRF125F Review

2018 Honda CRF125F
2018 Honda CRF125F
2018 Honda CRF125F
2018 Honda CRF125F

 

 

RIGHT FIT. RIGHT RIDE.

Motorcycles, especially dirtbikes, are exceptionally personal vehicles. Riding a bike that doesn’t fit right is like trying to run a marathon in shoes that are too big or too small. That’s why Honda makes a whole family of dirt bikes, with plenty of sizes in between.

Here’s another thing: When Honda builds a smaller bike, they never go small on quality and features. And that’s definitely true of the CRF125F.

Not only is the engine the next step up from our CRF110F, the chassis, seat height, and wheels are too. It hits that sweet spot that makes it a great choice for both young riders and smaller adults. Loaded with features designed to make trail riding a fun, no-hassle experience, it’s also pure Honda when it comes to reliability and durability, thanks in part to its rugged, air-cooled design. An electric starter makes it easy to get going, while a four-speed transmission gives you all the control of a full-sized bike.

As to the way it looks, riders young and old will be proud to ride a CRF125F. Taking its styling cues right from our full-on motocross bikes it looks sharp on the trail, in your garage, and in the truck heading towards your favorite off-road area.

And as further proof of our commitment to give you the right-sized bike, we even make the CRF125F in a second, big-wheel version for taller riders.

Be A Responsible Rider: All parents need to consider their youngsters’ age, size, ability and maturity before allowing them to ride. Obtain a copy of “Off-Road Safety Tips” from your local Honda Dealer.

Electric Starter

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 for the Sweet Spot

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.

Details Make the Difference

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.

 

Just in time for spring, Honda made its first off-road announcement of the 2018 model year, starring a mix of fun and popular trail bikes. The CRF/F line is renowned for being enjoyable and reliable, and the four smallest models—the CRF125F (available in standard and big-wheel versions), CRF110F, and CRF50F—serve as great vehicles for exploring the trails and introducing new riders to motorcycling.

Demonstrating its commitment to this segment, Honda offers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s MSF DirtBike School, a respected learn-to-ride program, at its Honda Rider Education Centers, with campuses in Colton, California; Irving, Texas; Alpharetta, Georgia; and Troy, Ohio. Over 11,000 riders of all ages are taught at these sites every year.

“The Honda heritage of offering iconic, family-oriented, user-friendly trail bikes runs deep, from the Trail 50 to the XR75,” said Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. “These CRF/F models continue to be a big hit with consumers because they introduce people to the joy of motorcycling, setting the course for years of enjoyment that can be passed from one generation to another. We’re proud to once again offer them for the 2018 model year.”

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda CRF125F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

CRF125F / CRF125FB

When it comes to midsize four-stroke play bikes, two different models rule the roost: the Honda CRF125F and its larger-wheeled variant, the CRF125FB. Both motorcycles strike an amazing balance between performance and comfort, with the shared goal of delivering a safe yet exhilarating ride for eager enthusiasts. That said don’t think that these machines are reserved strictly for youth riders; countless smaller adults have fallen in love with this torque-filled 124.9cc engine, while the four-speed transmission offers an excellent platform from which to learn proper clutch usage. The primary difference between these models lies in the wheel size—the CRF125F’s 17-inch front/14-inch rear setup is slightly smaller than the CRF125FB’s 19/16 combo—although the latter model also sports slightly more suspension travel and taller gearing. No matter which CRF125F one chooses, these bikes are guaranteed to produce plenty of smiles.

 

 

 

2018 Honda CRF125F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Sealed Battery

A maintenance-free sealed battery helps ensure that your CRF125F is ready to ride when you are.

 

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension

Progressive linkage connects a single heavy-duty Showa® shock to the swingarm, delivering an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of riding conditions.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Reliable Engine

The CRF125F’s 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.

 

Four-Speed Transmission

The four-speed gearbox is just like a full-sized motorcycle’s, and gives your younger rider more control.

 

Electric Starter

The push-button starter makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions, and its efficient design adds minimal weight.

 

Proven Manual Clutch

Honda’s heavy-duty clutch is smooth shifting and durable.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda CRF125F – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $2999 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Induction 20mm piston-valve carburetor
Ignition DC-CDI
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Four-speed
Final Drive 13T/46T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 31mm telescopic fork; 5.5 inches of travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single-shock; 4.5 inches of travel
Front Brake 220mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
DIMENSIONS
Rake 25°30′ (Caster Angle)
Trail 81mm (3.2 inches)
Wheelbase 48.0 inches
Seat Height 28.9 inches
Curb Weight 192 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuelready
to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.1 gallons, including 0.2-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance 8.5 Inches
OTHER
Emissions Meets current California Air Resource Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions
standards.
Available Colors Red
Model ID CRF125F
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Duration Six Months transferable limited warranty; extended warranty available with a Honda
Protection Plan.

 

 

2018 Honda CRF125F – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

ENGINE
Engine Type 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 52.4mm x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Induction 20mm piston-valve carburetor
Ignition DC-CDI
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Four-speed
Final Drive 13T/46T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 31mm telescopic fork; 5.5 inches of travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single-shock; 4.5 inches of travel
Front Brake 220mm hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
DIMENSIONS
Rake 25°30′ (Caster Angle)
Trail 81mm (3.2 inches)
Wheelbase 48.0 inches
Seat Height 28.9 inches
Curb Weight 192 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuelready
to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.1 gallons, including 0.2-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance 8.5 Inches
OTHER
Emissions Meets current California Air Resource Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions
standards.
Available Colors Red
Model ID CRF125F
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Duration Six Months transferable limited warranty; extended warranty available with a Honda
Protection Plan.

 

 

2018 Honda CRF125F – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £2389 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Bore × Stroke (mm) 52.4 x 57.9
Carburation Carburetor
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 124.9
Engine Type (cm³) Air cooled 4-stroke SOHC single
Max. Power Output 6.6 kW / 7,000 rpm
Max. Torque 10.2 Nm / 4,500 rpm
Starter Kick

Wheels

Brakes Front 220mm Hydraulic Disc
Brakes Rear 95mm leading/trailing drum
Suspension Front 31mm telescopic fork
Suspension Rear Single shock, Pro-Link
Tyre Size Front 70/100-19
Tyre Size Rear 90/100-16
Wheels Front Wire spoke
Wheels Rear Wire spoke

Dimensions and Weights

Caster Angle 30°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 1,770 x 740 x 1,010
Frame type Diamond; steel
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 4.3 litres
Ground Clearance (mm) 219
Kerb Weight (kg) 88
Seat Height (mm) 785
Trail (mm) 94
Wheelbase (mm) 1254

Transmission

Clutch Wet, multiplate
Final Drive Chain
Gearbox 4-speed

Instruments and Electrics

Ignition System Capacitor Discharge (CDI)

 

 

 

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