Honda XL125

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Honda XL125
Manufacturer
Also called XL125S
Production 1974 - 1985
Class Dual-purpose
Predecessor Honda SL125
Engine
124cc four-stroke SOHC single
Spark Plug NGK D8EA '74-78 [1]
Battery YUASA 6N4C-1B '74-78 [1]
Final Drive Chain: 428x
Front Tire 2.75-21 '74-78 [1]
Rear Tire 3.50-18 '74-78 [1]
Weight
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Related Honda XL185
Competition Harley-Davidson SX125, Kawasaki KS125, Yamaha DT125
Manuals

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The elemental 124cc SOHC single that powers the Honda XL125S is simple, tor-quey, economical and may well be the most time-tested engine in all of motorcycling. the power plant has maintenance-free electronic ignition, a six-speed close-ratio transmission, aluminum skid plate for case protection when traversing rocky terrain and chain final drive.

A leading-axle fork and rear lay-down shocks provide ample suspension travel, and the universal-tread tires stick well on or off the road. The XL has such street-legal amenities as flex-mounted turn signals, large tail- and headlights, rearview mirrors and large-capacity fuel tank.

1974[edit]

1974 Honda XL125



The Honda XL125K0 was sold in 1974. It came in just one color combination: Fire Red with Silver Metallic and Black. The gas tank was red; the muffler heat shield and side covers were black. The fenders were silver painted plastic. The "XL125" decal on the side covers were yellow. It featured a tachometer and a downswept exhaust system. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 122cc linked to a 5-speed transmission. The cylinder head was a one piece unit. The serial number began XL125-1000001.

1975[edit]

1975 Honda XL125

The XL125K1 was sold in 1975 and came in one color combination: Tahitian Red with Silver Metallic and Black. The gas tank was red, but the side covers were black while the fenders were silver painted plastic. The muffler heat shield was chrome. The "XL125" side cover decal was red and white. It featured a tachometer and a downswept exhaust system. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 122cc linked to a 5-speed transmission. The cylinder head was a one piece unit. The serial number began XL125-1100001.

1976[edit]

1976 Honda XL125
1976 Honda XL125S



The XL125'76 was sold in 1976 in one color combination: Shiny Orange with White and Black. The gas tank was orange; but the muffler heat shield and side covers were black. The fenders were white, color-impregnated plastic. The "XL125" side cover decal was yellow and white. The tachometer was deleted this year. The exhaust system was now upswept. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc. The cylinder head was a 2-piece unit. The serial number began XL125-1200023.


1977[edit]

1977 Honda XL125
1977 Honda XL125 in Black/Orange
1977 Honda XL125 in Black/Orange
1977 Honda XL125 in Black/Orange



The XL125'77 was sold in 1977 in one color: Black with Shiny Orange. The gas tank and side covers were black; but the fenders were orange, color-impregnated plastic. The gas tank stripe and "XL125" side cover decals were red. The muffler heat shield was chrome. The wheel hubs were painted silver. There was no tachometer. The exhaust system was upswept. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc. The cylinder head was a 2-piece unit. The serial number began XL125-2000001.

1978[edit]

1978 Honda XL125



The XL125'78 was sold in 1978 in Tahitian Red. The gas tank, side covers, and fenders were red while the tank stripes were yellow and orange. The "XL125" side cover decals were yellow and white. The wheel hubs were black. There was no tachometer. The exhaust system was upswept. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc. The cylinder head was a 2-piece unit. The serial number began XL125-2100003.

1979[edit]

1979 Honda XL125
1978 Honda XL125 in blue



The XL125S'79 was sold in 1979 in Tahitian Red. The gas tank and side cover stripes were black, gray, and yellow. The bike had a one-piece rectangular instrument pod. The plastic turn signal housings were rectangular. The shock springs were chrome while the frame was black. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6 speed transmission. The serial number began XL125S-5008316.


1980[edit]

1980 Honda XL125



The XL125S'80 was sold in 1980 in Helios Red. The gas tank and side cover stripes were white, yellow, and orange. The "HONDA" tank decal was red with a white outline. The bike had a separate, round speedometer unit. The metal turn signal housings were round this year. The shock springs were black and so was the frame. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6 speed transmission. The serial number began JD02-5000003.

1981[edit]

1981 Honda XL125



The XL125S'81 was sold in 1981 in Monza Red with Black. The gas tank was a 2-tone red and black. The "HONDA" tank decal was black. The "XL125S" side cover decal was red and white on a black panel. The plastic turn signal housings were rectangular. The bike had a separate, round speedometer unit. The shock springs were black and so was the frame. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6 speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JD020*BK200002.

1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

1982[edit]

1982 Honda XL125



The XL125S'82 was sold in 1982 in Monza Red. The gas tank top stripe was black. The "125S" side cover decal was white and red on a black panel. The seat was black with a white "XL" logo on the side. The shock springs were black while the frame was red. The bike had a separate, round speedometer unit. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6 speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JD020*CK300003.

1984[edit]

1984 Honda XL125



The XL125S'84 was sold in 1984 in Monza Red again. The "125S" side cover decal was white on a black panel. The seat was black with a white "XL" logo. The shock springs were black while the frame was red. The bike had a separate, round speedometer unit. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6 speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JD020*EK400001.


1985[edit]

1985 Honda XL125



The XL125S'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The gas tank wing decal was red, white, and blue. The "125" tank decal was white and blue. The side cover panel was yellow with no decal. The seat was blue with a white "XL" logo. The shock springs were black while the frame was red. The bike had a separate, round speedometer unit. The engine was an OHC single cylinder displacing 124cc linked to a 6 speed transmission. The serial number began JH2JD020*BK200002.


See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 



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