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Old 06-20-2008, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Video: Honda scores with 98 mpg (US) CBR125R motorcycle

If a bike made sense in my transportation mix, I'd skip the gas guzzling Ninja 250 for one of these:



Excerpts from a review in today's Ottawa Citizen:

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At just 281 pounds, the 125 was a little light for the highway, probably smaller than the huge deer that crossed my path. And wind was a big issue, not only on wide-open country roads but also on a short jaunt down the Queensway. Unable to predict the gusts, I bailed out after a couple of exits.

Other 125 riders are more fearless, I've since noticed. I was ferrying the kids around in the car the other day when we spotted a motorcyclist on a CBR125R. We were headed towards the Queensway, and so was he.
Merging from the on-ramp into 100-plus km/h traffic, the rider hunkered down a little over the handlebars. He then switched into the left lane and built speed, losing us at 120 km/h.

Best suited for solo travel in urban and suburban areas, the 125 has been available in Europe for years. In a bold move, Honda Canada introduced the 125 last year without waiting for its American counterpart to express interest in bringing it to the U.S.

Honda CBR125R
Engine type: Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement: 124.7 cc
Fuel delivery: PGM-FI fuel injection
Transmission: Six-speed
Front suspension: 31mm telescopic fork; 109 mm (4.3 inches) travel
Rear suspension: Single shock; 120 mm (4.7 inches) travel
Tires: 80/90 - 17 front; 100/80 - 17 rear
Brakes: Front 276 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper Seat height: 776 mm (30.5 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,294 mm (50.9 inches)
Curb weight: 127.3 kg 280.6 lb including required fluids and full tank of gas
Fuel capacity: 10 litres
full article: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/...41086452d7&p=2

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