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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Honda CGL125 125cc For Rent In Hanoi


(Honda CGL125 125cc: 4-stroke, electric start & kick start road bikes. Very easy to ride. 15$US/bike/day.)

Standard On Road

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures - Honda CGL125 125cc For Rent In Hanoi. Honda CGL125 125cc Red, Disc brake, cast wheels

We Made It A Bit More Off Road

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures - Honda CGL125 125cc For Rent In Hanoi. Honda CGL125 off road ability

About Honda CGL125 125cc

The Honda CGL Sport Touring was from the same family product with CG125, GL125-160 & CB125 for developing country markets. There were many parts in common between the four. The main difference was on the top ends. However, the CB & GL had an overhead cam. One fault with many Honda OHC engines of that era was that they had a tendency to wear the camshaft bearings if oil changes were skipped. The Japanese giant made the CGL engine specifically to address this problem (among others). In fact, Honda realized that riders in developing countries performed little or no preventative maintenance. To make the bike more reliable with minimal servicing, the CGL125 uses overhead valves with the push rod, a paper air filter, and cast wheels.

The Honda CGL Sport Touring is a commuter motorcycle from Sundiro Honda of Japan in China. It was in production from 2004 to 2008. The CGL125 has a fuel-efficient 124 cc four-stroke. In reality, this overhead valve, single-cylinder engine has changed little over the years.

In the UK, the Honda CGL Sport Touring is popular with learners due to licensing laws. They allow a rider to operate a 125 cc motorbike with L plates by completing a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course. Most training schools in Europe also use it because it is an easy bike to control and operate.

We imported this model in early 2014 for beginners or inexperienced riders. The gear is rotary (N-1-2-3-4-5-N) that means you can go to Neutral from 5th gear. That’s not usual for experienced riders and most manual bikes but for riders who just need an easy bike this is it.

Can This Bike Ride Off Road?

You may wonder: can Offroad Vietnam cheapest bikes ride off road? The answer is yes, this bike can manage it but light off road, not extreme! Watch a short video here for more details.


– This Honda CGL125 is not really suitable for riding two up on one bike because of the HP, seat, and luggage added. Ideally, riding solo is the best option. If you have to ride two up, relax often and don’t ride long every day, especially after dark or on rainy days.

– We are based in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam only and unfortunately we don’t offer bike hire outside of Hanoi nor one-way rental. Sadly, we have nobody to recommend because we don’t know their bikes or quality of services.

Honda CGL125 125cc Specifications

Curb weight 110 kg
Overall length x width x height 2,034 x 754 x 1,062 mm
Wheel base 1,281 mm
Seat height 760 mm
Min-ground clearance 149 mm
Fuel tank capacity 12l
Chassis Diamond steel
Front Tires 2.75 – 18 – 42P
Rear Tires 3.00 – 18 – 47P
Front Brake Disc Brake with double piston
Rear Brake Drum
Clutch Manual, Wet Type, & Double Clutch
Battery 12V – 7Ah
Spark Plug ND X 24 EP-U9 / NGK DP8EA-9
Ignition CDI-DC, Ignition
Cam System Pushing rod
Fuel Consuming 51.4 km/liter speed 50 km/hour (standard gasoline)
Engine oil capacity 1.2 litre when dismantling machine; 1 litre when changing lubricant
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Swing arm with Double Shock Absorber
Engine type 4-Stroke, OHC, Air Cooled
Displacement 125 cm3
Bore stroke 57 x 55 mm
Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
Max. output / rpm 9.8 hp / 8,500 rpm
Max. torque / rpm 1.1 kgf.m / 6,500 rpm
Gear box N-1-2-3-4-5-N, 5 Speed
Starting system Electric & Kick starter

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  1. Raul García Reply

    Hope you are fine.

    I’m looking for performance parts for a Honda CGL 125.
    In some countries it’s olso known as Honda TMX 125 or Honda Tool.

    Specificaly I’m looking for big bore kits for these motorcycles.

    Do you know where can I buy it?

    Thanks for your attention.
    Best regards.

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Raul. Sadly, we don’t know who sell big bore kits for this model. In reality, kits don’t make the bike much more powerful but dangerous. We invest to buy bigger bikes or whole engines.

  2. Rico Reply

    I’ve got a Honda 150 CGL CDI and I’m having problems with the wiring. Do you perhaps know where I can find a manual or wiring diagram on the website for downloading?


    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Rico. We had this model before but the system was so complicated so we sold all and bought the newer GL160 Neo-Tech. Sadly we don’t have wiring documents for your bike.

  3. willy Reply

    gudam.. do you have supplier in the philippines with its spareparts? honda gl 125 is too rare in our country anf i have one of it.. but the problem is iys hard to find where i can find its spare parts..

    • Anh Wu Reply

      Hello Willy. Even in Vietnam this is too rare as well. However, this model shares many parts (exterior) with the Honda GL Pro 150 or 160cc and engine parts with Honda CG or Master 125cc. Therefore, the name is Honda CGL. Sorry we have no office anywhere rather than Hanoi and don’t deal with parts.

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