The 2005 CR125 was much faster than the 2004 model. In fact, was competitive with the rest of the 125s. As for the 250Fs, let’s not get too greedy
Come on Honda, bring back two-strokes! We still love them
The well traveled history of a 2005 Honda CR125 & what’s planned for it next
One small step backwards and one giant leap forward
Once a new bike, then a forgotten relic, then a barn find and now we are are racing it
We wanted to test Michael Byrne’s 2003 CR125 because it, along with the rest of the Factory Connection CR125s, is the only fast CR125 on the track
Sheak’s high-rpm flyer was perfect for his 125 National speed, but without his talent, it is a demanding bike to ride
The MXA wrecking crew rounded up the five prime contenders and put them through their paces. Here is what we learned about the 2004 tiddlers
The most modern bike ever made with a vintage engine
When Honda’s aluminum frame was in its teething stages it was jaw breaker rigid. Looking back, was it the way to go?
This is a classic example of all that can go wrong with a hopped-up bike
Did you own any of these 125cc or 250cc winners throughout the two decades?
The CR125 engine in comparison to the KTM 125SX was four horsepower off. At 10,500 rpm there was more than a seven horsepower deficit. What did Honda do about it? Nothing.
In 2006, Kawasaki stopped importing the KX125 and, for 2008, the RM125 and CR125 bit the dust. But that doesn’t mean that MXA can’t keep them alive
Half the price of a new one
The old dog knows a few new trciks
Dear MXA, Can you get the rear suspension settings for a 2001 Honda CR125? I need a good starting point. For hardcore racing we recommended this shock set-up: Spring rate: 4.6 kg/mm Race sag: 100mm High compression: 1.5 turns out (1 stock) Low compression: 8 clicks out (9 stock) Rebound: 20 clicks out (24 stock) Notes: For faster riders we recommen…
ASK THE MXPERTS: 2003 HONDA CR125 TRICKS Dear MXA, I just bought a 2003 CR125 and am interested in what you recommend that I do to it. Here is what we recommend for the 2003 CR125: Jetting: We ran a 430 main, 40 pilot, 6DGY22-71 needle, the first clip and 1-1/4 turns on the air screw. Pipe: Exhaust pipes were the most effective change that could be made to the 2003 powerband. We ran a Pro Circuit pipe. Head: We ran a 2002 CR125 cylinder head on our 2003 model. This increa…
The fate of the 125cc two-stroke has everyone in the motorcycle industry in a conundrum. While they are committed to continue producing 250 two-strokes, largely because unit sales are larger and the machines are still competitive in the AMA 250 Supercross series, the 125 two-stroke isn’t so secure. The ax fell on the Kawasaki KX125 this year, and the nervous Nellies are anxiously looking around to see who might be next on the chopping block. So who is sitting under Damocles’ sword? We aren’t tell…
Get Motocross Action’s simple setup tips for your 2004 motocross bikes
An all-new 125cc engine makes the 2005 Honda CR125R the most potent two-stroke in its class. Features & Benefits New for 2005 – New crankcase intake tract and six-petal reed valve for more efficient air flow and improved drivability. – New thicker reed plates for better off-idle response. – Redesigned cylinder and cylinder head for improved power. – New crankshaft design for improved performance. – New piston features single keystone piston ring for improved sealing. – Revised coolant flow for impro…
2004 CR125R Changes for 2004 ú New electronic power valve for optimum valve timing and improved power throughout the range ú TMX-x carburetor gets new throttle position sensor (TPS) for improved linear throttle response ú New quick adjust clutch perch ú New clutch lever to improve feel and action ú New aluminum Renthal Bars (971 Bend) ú New “non-slip” seat cover for increased rider control ú New footpeg hinges prevent dirt accumulation for consistent footpeg angle ú New Dunlop 742 front and 756 rear tir…
Honda released pics and specs on their 2002 CRs. Here is all the info you need to know! (click on photo) CR125: The new list: 1. New third generation twin spar aluminum frame and swingarm. (1.1 lb lighter than last years frame) 2. Redesigned rear brake system with integrated reservoir and master cylinder. 3. New 36mm Mikuni TMX-X carburetor 4. Air intake boot reshaped and boot volume increased. 5. Exhaust port reshaped. 6. Redesigned 8mm longer exhaust header. 7. Taller first gear ratio and closer spacin…
Want to know what’s different on the 2001 CR125 compared to the CR250 other than a smaller motor? HERE’S WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2001 CR250 1. New cylinder port shapes and timing specs provide a smoother and stronger power delivery, and produce lightning-quick acceleration. 2. All-new lighter 38mm flat-slide Mikuni TMX carburetor adds both initial throttle crispness and improved throttle response to complement the new engine character. 3. New reed-petal stopper shape improves mid-range and high-rpm power deli…
We can’t tell you how to jet your bike. It’s a big world out there (and we don’t know you all that well). However, we can tell you what jetting we run in the MXA test fleet. Take into account that we race in a Mediterranean climate, near sea level, within sight of palm trees and never far from a Double Latte. We also run fresh 92-octane gas, work on our bikes every week, clean the filters, change pistons and rings regularly, are alert to pinging and haven’t changed oil brands in over a decade. This is t…
Why are so many of the factory riders testing 20-inch front tires? Are they guinea pigs? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the new tire size? Is the 20-inch actually smaller than a 21-inch tire? Are consumers going to have to dig into their pockets to pony up for a 20-incher next year? What’s all the hype about?