For 2016, the Honda MSX125 gets a makeover with what Honda calls a sharper new attitude with more of a ‘mini-streetﬁghter’ look. It has a new fuel tank and side panels, a stacked LED headlight, a compact, upswept tall unit (with LED tail-light), higher plllion seat and short, under-slung exhaust.
The Honda MSX125 is effectively a modem taste on the original Monkey bike of 1963. The design is a clear break from the norm for Honda, and the results are, in a strange way, stunning. This is a bike built for fun as much as anything else. Being 125cc means Honda MSX125 is available for A1 licence holders, and it has certainly been popular (over 300,000 units sold worldwide).
|The 2016 Honda MSX125SF gets new fuel tank, side panels, LED headlight, a compact, higher plllion seat and under-slung exhaust.|
The 2016 Honda MSX125 features an air-cooled 125cc engine, with a claimed power output of 7.2kw at 7000 RPM and a torque ﬁgure of 10.9 N.m at 5500 RPM. With a seat height of 765mm and wheelbase of 1200mm, the dimensions of this bike are pretty dinky, so it won’t be a weapon of choice for larger riders, but for young people entering the world of motorised two-wheeling, this could be a cool bike to nip around town with.
The updated Honda MSX125 will be in dealers throughout Europe from the spring of 2016.