Hondas new CBR only $3990!!!
Those looking for an ultra-sporty, entry level bike will be thrilled to hear that Honda's CBR125R – a favourite amongst Europeans for quite a few years – is arriving in Australia at the end of May.
Inspired by Honda's CBR600RR and CBR1000RR Fireblade, the CBR125R offers all of the performance and handling capability one would expect of a Honda sportbike, ultimately proving to be irresistibly attractive to new riders and those looking for a stylish commuter.
To sweeten the introduction of this bike to the Australian market, Honda is offering $300 (including GST) cash back to any customer who purchases a new CBR125R between now and the end of August 2007. The cost to Honda customers after cash back, is only $3990, making this the most affordable bike of its kind available on the market today.
The CBR125R is available in four fantastic colour schemes including Millennium Red, Ross White, Graphite Black, and Candy Tahitian Blue, and has been specially groomed to offer maximum power and performance, whilst also shining with stand-out aggressive styling.
According to Honda's National Sales Manager, Jason Nicholas, the manufacturer is very excited about the new addition to their fleet.
"There are plenty of younger riders out there who want access to an affordable bike that still offers the qualities and the look of a full blown sport bike. Until now, there really hasn't been anything on the market to cater to this group of riders," Nicholas said. "At the special limited price of $3990 after the cash back offer, I think we will see these bikes walking out the door pretty quickly."
Powered by a quick-revving liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine, the CBR125's straightforward SOHC 2-valve head configuration and Honda's leading PGM-FI fuel injection system, deliver excellent low-to-midrange power output for remarkably strong performance coupled with excellent fuel economy and low emissions.
This engine is also equipped with a built-in balancer that keeps its power delivery smooth and predictable for long hours of buzz-free riding enjoyment. Its strong drive is delivered to the rear wheel by way of a smooth shifting close-ratio 6-speed transmission, which quickly gets the new CBR up to speed.
The combination of a short wheelbase and top-of the-class suspension components further add to swift and sporty handing in both town and country. A compliant hydraulic telescopic fork up front and long-travel Monoshock at the rear provides a smoothly damped ride and quick, confidence-inspiring handling whether running errands or running through the hills.
The fairing's aggressive lines jet back to incorporate the slimly proportioned 10-litre fuel tank behind black resin shrouds. Sleekly integrated dual multi-reflector Line Beam headlights – taken directly from the bigger champions of the CBR line – stare ahead with menacing intensity from the sleek curves of an aerodynamic front cowl.
The CBR125R's slim and lightweight U-section six-spoke cast aluminium wheels mount slim and grippy tyres that accentuate its racy looks while providing superb road holding performance. Impressive braking control is also provided by large front and rear disc brakes, mounted directly to the CBR's box-section steel swingarm that assures an optimal balance of braking control in all riding situations.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore & Stroke||58mm x 47.2mm|
|Valve Train||Chain-driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel Delivery||PGM-FI fuel injection|
|Final Drive||O-ring-sealed chain|
|Front Suspension||31mm telescopic fork; 109mm (4.3 inches) travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock; 120mm (4.7 inches) travel|
|Tires||80/90 – 17 front; 100/80 – 17 rear|
|Brakes||Front 276mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 220mm disc
with single-piston caliper
|Seat Height||776mm (30.5 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1,294mm (50.9 inches)|
|Dry Weight||118 kg (262 pounds)|
|Fuel Capacity||10 litres|