Honda MSX125

Discussion in 'Honda Big Bikes Thailand' started by skybluestu, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. skybluestu

    skybluestu Ol'Timer

    Honda's latest small big bike
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  3. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Cool! If I Buy one will I be Able to Ride like that? I see they have a Dash Board that Looks the Same as the CRF250L yet they manage to include a Rev Counter on it? Could have done the Same on the CRF!!!
  4. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    I wish Honda would be smart enough to counter the KLX 150 / Tracker 150 with a full-size enduro / supermoto version using the amazing CBR150R engine!

    But this is just another Mickey-Mouse 125.

    Low on hp but high in price?

    Even for 75,000 THB it should sell like hotcakes.
  5. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    I was Told it will sell for 50.000 Baht! Amazing if True that will definitely Steal some KSR Buyers!!!
  6. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Cute little bike, and the best thing it has going is that, unlike the Kawasaki KSR, the MSX125 comes standard with passenger pegs.
  7. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Dunno mate,

    Most KSR riders are young Thais and its rare to find a KSR that hasn't had passenger pegs added.

    I reckon the new Honda MSX125 is aimed at exactly the same demographic as the KSR. Many buyers will appreciate that the passenger pegs are already there.

    Personally, while I think these mini-bikes are cute and fun I would hate riding something so little on Thai roads. The little wheels aren't suited to rough roads and potholes and you're so short and low to the ground that you can't see over the cars around you and many cars are unlikely to see you. A dangerous mix IMO...
  8. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    The 110cc Zoomer X is 51,900 THB down here, the 125 clutch version should be more expensive? How much is a 110cc KSR?

  9. Javawa

    Javawa Guest

    Maybe have a look at this post of a young guy and see what is possible on a KSR 110 - he rode from Singapore to the north of Thailand and Laos and back to Singapore -
  10. roj

    roj New Member

    66000 baht and already in some dealers.
  11. loserlazer

    loserlazer Member

    it has a clutch unlike kawa ksr but unfortunately only 4 gears!
    it looks like a fun bike
  12. Changnoi1

    Changnoi1 Ol'Timer

    I was just at the local Honda dealer with my wife (who is thinking of upgrading from her KSR) and had a look at the little fun bike. Price was 70k.
    It looks good and strong. With elec. start, 125cc, foot-pegs, rear-hugger and clutch. And the latter is why my wife did not like it (ooops saved some money again).

    Still a nice looking bike and it would be an nice city-bike for small people like me.

    Chang Noi
  13. nikster

    nikster Ol'Timer

    Best looking of the new 2013 Hondas, for sure. This is just perfect, beautiful design.

    Of course it's a KSR clone but then again they've done monkey bikes / gorilla bikes for decades; they just took a little break.

    The biggest advantage over the KSR is that it has a clutch; the KSR is a semi-automatic which I always found a bit strange. And the looks. So cute.

  14. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    Yes, it look good in the flesh, too, I saw it at a dealership for 67,000 THB. It sat at the other end of the place and at first I thought: "Wow! Honda's answer to the Duke! I'm very interested!"
    But when I stood close I realized it's as small as the KSR. Too bad, it's just a Snoopy bike. Take 17" wheels, the CBR250 engine, redesign it a bit and you've got a winner!
    That it's clutch-only may be a deal breaker, like Changnoi wrote. They should offer a semi-auto version, too, bet it would double the sales. Is it supposed to replace the clutch-only Nova Sonic 125?
    The advantage over the KSR is the 125cc engine; at this size every horse counts.
  15. CBR250

    CBR250 Ol'Timer

    There was a red and black one at the dealer yesterday, the red one looks fantastic. They sure did a fantastic job on the design. Kawa must be getting sick of Honda coming in and undercutting them on similar models. :)
  16. nikster

    nikster Ol'Timer

    Saw it in person too today. It felt, to me, that it's just a tiny bit taller than a stock KSR. It looks fantastic.

    Help me find some reasons as to why exactly I need this bike right now please :)
  17. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    Right, the MSX is only 1,000 baht more than the KSR with E-start. Who will buy a KSR now when the MSX is new, has 125cc and is a Honda?
  18. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    Can't really think of any.

    Wait, did you get caught cheating on your wife? :)
  19. CBR250

    CBR250 Ol'Timer

    Was behind one today. Looks much nicer than the Kwacker, especially the stock pipe.
  20. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    It's always more easy to improve on an existing design than having to come up with a brand new one!
  21. lordofthedreadz

    lordofthedreadz Ol'Timer

    I tried it and I was not impressed, not that I was really expecting but I found the D-Tracker 125 way more fun and way more torquy.

    Thus said it can be a perfect first timer bike to play with a real clutch, the gearbox was really smooth and it is a nice bike overall, just way underpowered, I did not try a KSR to make a real comparaison but I assume it is quite the same except for the clutch.

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