If you don’t like two-strokes, mixing oil and gas, wet fouling spark plugs, seizing pistons and other smokey side-effects of the ring-dings, then the Honda XL125 is your only choice of a small off-road motorbike.
The bikes that Hanoi Motorbike Rental provides had near new engines because the original engines were too old. In reality, we fitted in the new CDI ignition engines from 125cc electric start XR125 which deliver more power.
In general, two weaknesses of the Honda XL125 are suspension dampers and brakes. This model has a weak suspension system and only comes with drum brakes. However, the cost of rental and speed limit in Vietnam still makes this a good choice when you need to rent a small trail bike.
This is a light weight dirt bike model that is easy to handle, economical to use and simple enough to repair. It fits riders from 1.65m to 1.9m. The cost of rental is 20$US/day.
Honda XL125 Specifications
Number of seats: 2
Country of origin: Japan
Engine displacement: 125cc four-stroke
Engine power (hp/rpm): 10/8,500
Engine type: OHC, air-cooled
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Fuel Consuming: 30-40 km/liter speed 50 km/hour (standard gasoline)
Clutch: Manual, Wet Type
System (volt.): 12V
Front & back brakes: Drum
Front tire: 3.00-21
Rear tire: 4.6-18
Front suspension: Telescopic fork
Rear suspension: Swing arm w. sh. abs
Fuel tank capacity (l): 08
Ground clearance (mm): 265
Height (mm): 1,110
Length (mm): 2,080
Curb weight (kg): 104
Seat height (mm): 820
Wheel base (mm): 1,310