Honda MSX125

By Kevin Ash - 09/01/2013

Honda has unveiled a funky small-wheel mini 125 it says is built in the tradition of the classic Monkey Bike.

The Thai-built MSX125 is a compact fun bike sized somewhere between a mini-bike and a normal 125, and is aimed at the youth market primarily for urban riding.

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The engine is an air-cooled, fuel-injected 125 single with single overhead cam and horizontally laid out cylinder, mated to a four-speed gearbox with chain final drive. Inverted forks and monoshock rear suspension are used, fitted with 12 inch wheels, wide, low profile tyres and Nissin disc brakes front and rear. A steel spine frame is used.

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It looks like a fun machine, it's just a shame considering Honda's previous minibikes were called Monkey, Dax and Ape that a more appealing name than MSX125 wasn't used. Any suggestions will be passed on to Honda!

No price has been announced but Honda says the bike will go on sale in late Spring 2013.

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