This is a test of the 1999 Honda CR125 from the 1999 January issue of MXA.
Interested in buying a new Honda CR125? Here are a few facts:
Engine: Water-cooled, 125cc, two-stroke, reed-valved engine.
Bore and stroke: 54mm by 54.5mm
Transmission: Five-speed, wet clutch.
Suspension: 12.1-inch Kayaba 46mm upside-down forks and 12.6-inch Kayaba shock (with 20 rebound clicks and 18 compression clicks).
Wheelbase: 57.2 inches.
Claimed weight: 192.9 pounds.
Those are the tech specs, but these are the questions that most riders want the answers to.
QUESTION ONE: IS THE ’99 CR125 ENGINE FAST?
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