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Honda SP 125

Honda SP 125 is a mileage bike available at a price range of Rs. 82,250 - Rs. 86,307 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 5 colours. It is powered by a 124 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 65 kmpl. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement124 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported65 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight117 kg

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VariantPriceSpecifications

SP 125 Drum

 82,250Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Alloy Wheels

SP 125 Disc

 86,307Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Honda SP 125 Summary

SP 125 key highlights

Engine Capacity 124 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 65 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 117 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres
Seat Height 790 mm

About SP 125

Honda SP 125 is a mileage bike available at a starting price of Rs. 82,250 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 5 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 86,307. The Honda SP 125 is powered by 124cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 10.72 bhp and a torque of 10.9 Nm. With both front and rear drum brakes, Honda SP 125 comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This SP 125 bike weighs 117 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters.

Derived from the existing CB Shine SP sold in the market, the SP 125 is HMSI’s first BS6 compliant motorcycle in the company’s portfolio. The motorcycle continues to follow the same silhouette but with more premium looks and equipment. Honda offers the SP 125 in two variants including drum brake and disc brake at the front.

In terms of design, the motorcycle gets a revised styling that is prominently sculpted with edgier contours. To go with this sporty look, the SP 125 comes with an LED headlamp and tail lamp. It features a fully-digital instrument console complete with an Eco indicator, real-time fuel efficiency, gear position indicator and a service reminder, besides the standard information. It also gets an engine kill switch which is a segment-first feature.

Coming to the engine, the motorcycle is powered by an updated 125cc unit that is now BS6 compliant with electronic fuel injection. The engine now produces 10.5bhp of max power and 10.3Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties continue to be handled by a five-speed gearbox. For the SP 125, Honda has equipped the motorcycle with an ACG starter for smoother engine cranking.

In terms of cycle parts, the SP 125 comes with the same setup as offered on the CB Shine SP. It gets telescopic forks up front and twin spring-loaded shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is handled by drum brakes on the base and a disc-drum setup for the higher variant. Both versions come with CBS as standard. The bike rides on 18-inch rims and 80/100 section tyres at both ends.

Honda offers the SP 125 in four colour options: Striking Green, Imperial Red Metallic, Pearl Siren Blue and Matte Axis Grey Metallic.
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Honda SP 125 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • 125cc engine offers excellent refinement
    • Great fuel efficiency
    • Offers comfortable ride
  • Could be Better

    • Disc brake variant is priced quite high
    • Misses out on some  modern features
    • Conservative styling

BikeWale's Take

The Honda SP 125 is a no non-sense commuter that offers decent performance and good fuel efficiency. The overall comfort is decent too. But the design of the motorcycle is too conservative and the pricing of the bike is quite high which doesn’t make it a value for money motorcycle. 

Honda SP 125 Review

We spent some time with the new SP 125 to find out if, despite losing the ‘Shine’ moniker, does the motorcycle still shine in the real world?

Introduction

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

The Honda SP 125 is the successor to the CB Shine SP 125. Interestingly, the Japanese bike maker has not just updated the engine for BS6 compliance with one or two additional features, but rather it has given the motorcycle a substantial makeover. Given the fact that the CB Shine has consistently stayed in the list of the top five highest selling two-wheelers in India, it is an important product for the brand and a comprehensive update was crucial to keep its desirability intact. Having said that, we spent some time with the new SP 125 to find out if, despite losing the ‘Shine’ moniker, does the motorcycle still shine in the real world? 

The Visuals

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Besides tweaking the engine and elongating the feature list, Honda also went back to the drawing board and tinkered with the design of the motorcycle. And after gawking at the new SP 125 from all angles, we can say it is one handsome-looking motorcycle. From adding more contours around the headlamp section to fitting beefier tank extensions, Honda has successfully made it look sportier. The story continues at the rear as well, with the underseat panels and the tail lamp being sleeker now.

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

The SP 125 is not just aesthetically adorable but the overall built quality along with the fit and finish is also impressive. While the controls on the switchgear exude a solid and upmarket feel, the plastic panels across the bodywork also speak of durability. Except for the plastic inserts between the fuel tank and its extensions, which are slightly flimsy, the overall package appears well put together.

The Package

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Let’s get the unchanged aspects out of the way first. The new SP 125 is built around the same diamond type chassis as its predecessor. It also retains the telescopic forks, hydraulic shock absorbers, 130mm drum brakes and 240mm front disc brake (which is optional). Now, what’s heavily worked upon is the 124cc, air-cooled motor which now features Honda’s PGM-FI fuel-injection technology along with changes to reduce internal friction. These alterations promise lower emissions, improved mileage and better performance. 

We have been witnessing a drop in performance in new two-wheelers, following the BS6-bound changes in their engine. Surprisingly, at 10.6bhp and 10.9Nm, the new SP 125 produces marginally more power and torque than the outgoing version. 

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Now, let’s get down to the modern features of the bike, most of which are segment-first. To start with, it gets a fully digital instrument cluster which packs a plethora of information such as real-time mileage, average mileage, distance to empty, gear position, service reminder, two trip meters and the basic data. Then there’s an engine kill switch which also doubles up as an engine starter button. And those radical-looking headlamp and tail lamp boast of LED lights. Most importantly, in line with Honda’s ‘Quiet Revolution’ theme, the new SP 125 gets a silent starter which uses an ACG starter motor to negate the engine cranking noises.

The Ride

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Thumb the starter and you will be greeted by Honda’s silent start system which works like a charm. The engine fires up with sheer silence, as if Sherlock Holmes was about to set out on a highly secretive mission. The only way you’ll know that it has come to life is by the mild rumbling of the engine underneath. 

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

The light clutch functions with least effort while the gear shifts are also smooth. However, the transmission system gets a tad clunky after riding it for a while, accompanied by occasional false neutrals. As you get going, the SP 125 shows that it is an adequately peppy machine for the city conditions. Although it takes its own sweet time to build up speeds, the motorcycle has enough low-end grunt to take off a signal briskly and overtake the slow-moving vehicles. Also, the relaxed nature of the engine allows you to trundle at speeds of 35kmph, even in the fifth gear. 

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

While we were expecting the new fuel-injected motor to be more refined, surprisingly, it was not the case. The powerplant feels slightly rough at higher revs. It remains stress-free until 65-70kmph, with minor buzz creeping in beyond that. However, the vibes are limited to footpegs and aren’t bothersome. On the highway, the motorcycle can cruise between 70-80kmph without any strain while the top speed lies a little over 100kmph. 

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Speaking of ergonomics, swinging a leg over the motorcycle and settling into the seat is a no-fuss affair. That’s courtesy of the 790mm seat height, which has been reduced by 10mm now. Add to this the well-padded seat, centre-set footpegs and pulled back handlebar, and the SP 125 comes across as a fairly comfortable motorcycle. We specifically liked the spacious rider’s seat which facilitates easy movement on the saddle. 

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Another notable aspect is the SP 125’s kerb weight which is as low as 117kg; around 6kgs lesser than the CB Shine SP. Additionally, its compact dimensions, lightweight diamond frame and grippy tyres translate into an impressive agility. Flicking it through traffic is a piece of cake. The suspension setup absorbs most of the bumps, road joints and potholes with ease. However, going slow over the tall bumps would be a wise decision as the rear suspension tends to rebound with a jolt, throwing the rider off the seat. Meanwhile, the brakes are spot-on for a bike of this segment. The combi-braking system works with aplomb by preventing the wheels from locking for the most part. 

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

The SP 125 belongs to a segment where mileage is an important factor. Although the bike comes with an ARAI-claimed efficiency of 70kmpl, the average mileage indicator consistently displayed figures between 55-60kmpl. However, you can try and extract more mileage by consistently following the eco indicator which glows green when ridden in the right gear for any given speed. Nevertheless, we’ll bring you the real-world mileage of the SP 125 in our road test review. 

Conclusion

Honda SP 125  Honda SP 125

Honda has priced  the new SP 125 at Rs 72,900 (drum) and Rs 77,100 (disc) (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). This is a premium of around Rs 7,000 over the CB Shine SP which the price-sensitive buyers of this segment will find quite significant. However, considering the new BS6-compliant FI engine with improved performance, a host of modern features and fresh styling, the price tag is justified and the SP 125 comes across as an overall attractive package. 

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Honda SP 125 mileage

As reported by SP 125 owners, the real mileage of Honda SP 125 is 65 kmpl.

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SP 125 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 10.72 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 10.9 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 124 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 50 mm

    Stroke 63.1 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 10.0:1

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up

    Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 1.76 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 715 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 65 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 100 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated CBS

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 80/100 - 18

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size 80/100 - 18

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 33 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 41 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Hydraulic Type

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 117 kg

    Overall Length 2,020 mm

    Overall Width 785 mm

    Wheelbase 1,285 mm

    Ground Clearance 160 mm

    Seat Height 790 mm

    Overall Height 1,103 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 42000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer No

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V, 5.0Ah

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightHalogen

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresSilent Start with ACG

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Honda SP 125 User Reviews

4.4 904 ratings 297 reviews
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  • 4

    Reliability

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    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 3

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

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  •  2Honda sp 125 heating issues 4 days ago by Paranav Kumar, Noida

    I purchased a new bike, honda sp125 on 07/09/2022 & on the same day while riding engine was as hot as hot water & upon experiencing the same. I experienced the same problem to date which was really miserable. Even you can understand that engine sound with heating was li

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  4Performance 6 days ago by Ankit Kumar, Sikar

    The buying experience is good. The riding experience is good but after 80kmph speed bike goes on vibration mode, and heavy vibrations feel. And looks are good according to price. Servicing price is reasonable I can say well priced. Overall service experience is very goo

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  5A good value for money 1 week ago by Vijay, Nainital

    I am the owner of this bike for the last 11 months and I am happy with its overall performance. The only drawback of this bike is the rear tyre otherwise the bike is really good. Engine refinement is really good. I am from a hill area so the bike gives me around 50-55 k

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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  •  1Very poor 1 week ago by Vijay, Chennai

    There is a gear shifting problem in this bike. Every time when it happens u have to stop there come to 1st gear and again u have to start. After 1st service, I raised this issue and they said they adjusted the clutch. After that, I am facing lot more issues. Pick up got

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Comfortable 3 weeks ago by Saket, Ranchi

    Excellent, I am using this bike 8 months ago the bike is very good and smooth This bike provides you good comfort and acceleration and average mileage of at least 50kmpl this bike's handling is good I found the issue that the gear is not shifting perfectly and its back

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      47 kmpl

  •  1Very hard suspension 3 weeks ago by Sachin, Bangalore

    Really has the very worst bs6 engine if two people then there is no pickup, sp 125 very hard suspension and the seat also very thin, feel like sitting on a table. Not recommended. On the highway also suspension not working. Headlight focus is also not good for night rid

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      58 kmpl

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FAQs about Honda SP 125

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Honda SP 125 in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Honda SP 125 in Delhi is Rs. 96,753. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Honda SP 125?

    A: According to the user reported data, Honda SP 125 gives an average mileage of 65 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Honda SP 125 or Honda Shine?

    A: Honda SP 125 is priced at Rs. 82,250, has a 124 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 65 kmpl and weighs 117 kg, whereas, the price of Honda Shine is Rs. 77,345 with a 124 cc engine, giving a mileage of 55 kmpl and weighing 114 kg. You can compare Honda SP 125 vs Honda Shine based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Honda SP 125?

    A: Honda SP 125 is available in 5 colours which are Striking Green, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Imperial Red Metallic, Athletic Blue Metallic and Pearl Siren Blue. You can check all the colour images of Honda SP 125.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Honda SP 125?

    A: Honda SP 125 is a Commuter bike that weighs 117 kg, has a 124 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 11 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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