As we speculated here, we can now confirm that a new CBR125R will be coming to Canada for 2011.
Styling is the obvious difference, heavily inspired by Honda’s CBR600RR and CBR1000RR supersports. Aside from a refreshing new look, the CBR125 gets three more litres of fuel capacity, now at 13 litres, and to ease maintenance the fuel filter has been moved to outside the fuel tank.
Beneath the bodywork is the same, reliable 125 cc fuel-injected engine and sturdy steel, twin-spar frame.
Wheels are wider, up from 1.85 and 2.15 inches front and rear, to 2.5 and 3.5 inches respectively. The wider rims accommodate wider tires, the front now a 100/80-17 and the rear a 130/70-17 (they used to measure 80/90 and 100/80 front and rear). This should improve handling considerably, adding stability and reducing the tendency of the CBR125R to turn in too quickly.
Unfortunately, claimed wet weight is up 10 kg to 137 (302 lb).
Pricing isn’t available yet but the new CBR125R should be priced near the $3,599 of the previous model.