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ADV BikesHonda CB125X: Honda R&D Reveals 125cc Adventure Bike Concept

Honda CB125X: Honda R&D Reveals 125cc Adventure Bike Concept

An entry-level adventure bike concept that makes even seasoned riders drool.

Published on 11.08.2018

For the fourth successive year, Honda’s booth at EICMA featured futuristic concept machines in its ‘Design Studio’ area. This year, Honda showcased a new 125cc design concept from Honda’s R&D center in Rome: the CB125X. The concept bike is based on the new-for-2018 CB125R platform — an entry-level sport bike model available in overseas markets.

Honda CB125X Adventure Motorcycle concept

The all-white CB125X is an adventure-focused ‘X’ model, with a multitude of chiseled lines and a futuristic look. The lines are clean, while the seat and frame meet seamlessly in a forward-leaning stance that is inspired by Rally Race bikes. This eye-catching concept features a unique three LED headlight design, one central and one tucked inside each side fairing, to give an added sense of safety during night rides in addition to a unique appearance. Also visible, is a tall windscreen and what looks like a decent sized fuel tank to enable longer adventures. Wrap-around hand guards and a full-coverage skid plate also give it the protection needed when the asphalt ends and the dirt riding begins.


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Honda CB125X Adventure Motorcycle concept

Honda CB125X Adventure Motorcycle concept

Honda CB125X Adventure Motorcycle concept

According to Honda, the CB125X was developed to stimulate the imagination of entry-level riders considering their possibilities for a two-wheeled lifestyle. But even as veteran adventure riders we can appreciate the lightweight, compact and aggressive design of this mini adventure machine. The 125cc engine might not be the most popular choice for the power-hungry North American Market. Yet if it were equipped with a 300cc engine, we expect it would be a sales hit and attract a lot of fresh blood to the world of adventure riding. All we know is we want one for our garage.

Honda CB125X Adventure Motorcycle concept

We’ll be watching the CB125X concept closely and hopefully it evolves into a production model in the next year or two. Let’s get this one to market ASAP Honda!

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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Mariano Ponzio
Mariano Ponzio
November 8, 2018 9:12 am

Era la tornado, la que había que hacer!!!!

david macaulay
david macaulay
November 8, 2018 10:00 am

This what the CFR450L should have and could be!

Eric Hall
Eric Hall
November 8, 2018 11:59 am

make it a 650 and you’re sold!

Ash
Ash
November 8, 2018 4:04 pm

Stunning looks!
This kind of design around the CB500X motor, or a smaller capacity AT motor would be unreal.

Steven
Steven
November 9, 2018 6:01 am

Wow, now that is a cool looking bike. Clean lines, love the headlight assembly, smooth fender lines above and below. If they use this design layout to springboard to little more displacement, this would sell like mad. Well done honda, now just produce it

Igs
Igs
November 13, 2018 3:12 am

Tank is too high up. Hurts center of gravity

Matt Hampton
Matt Hampton
June 8, 2019 2:00 pm

I am 17 years old, I would love to ride a bike like that 125 cbx , it’s out of this world. Please get it to market..

Tim CARTER
Tim CARTER
March 22, 2021 1:42 pm

Come on Honda put the cb500x engine in that thing and take my money already …this is getting stupid! Build what we want!

emil
emil
February 21, 2024 8:50 am

kurde zaimponowala mi ta koncepcja fajna i na miasto i na wyprawy dawać mi ja tu szybko:)

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