Honda XL125 Varadero: history, specs, pictures

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Honda XL125 Varadero
Also called Varadero 125 DX, XL Varadero 125, XL 125 Varadero, Varadero 125, XL125V Varadero, XL125, XL 125
Production 1976 - 2015
Class Touring
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 42.0mm x 45.0mm
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Top Speed 71 mph (115 km/h)
Horsepower 13.95 HP (10.4 KW) @ 11000RPM
Torque 7.38 ft/lbs (10.0 Nm) @ 8500RPM
Fuel System injection. pgm-fi
Ignition fully transistorised with electronic advance
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Suspension Front: 35mm telescopic fork, 132mm axle travel
Rear: monoshock swingarm with adjustable spring preload, 150mm axle travel
Brakes Front: single disc. dual-piston calliper
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 100/90-m18
Rear Tire 130/80-m17
Wheelbase 57.09 inches (1450 mm)
Length 84.65 inches (2150 mm)
Width 32.8 inches (833 mm)
Height 49.21 inches (1250 mm)
Seat Height 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Weight 335.1 pounds (152.0 Kg) (dry), 149.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.4 Gallon (1.50 Liters)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 4.44 Gallon (16.80 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda Varadero 125 was a v2, four-stroke Touring motorcycle produced by Honda between 1976 and 2015. It could reach a top speed of 71 mph (115 km/h). Max torque was 7.38 ft/lbs (10.0 Nm) @ 8500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 13.95 HP (10.4 KW) @ 11000 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 42.0mm bore x 45.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 125.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multiple discs, cable operated.


It came with a 100/90-m18 front tire and a 130/80-m17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. dual-piston calliper in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 35mm telescopic fork, 132mm axle travel while the rear was equipped with a monoshock swingarm with adjustable spring preload, 150mm axle travel. The Varadero 125 was fitted with a 4.44 Gallon (16.80 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 335.1 pounds (152.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.

2001 Honda XL125V Varadero[edit]

Honda's XL125V Varadero, first manufactured in 2001, came with a liquid cooled, four stroke, 90 degrees, V twin cylinder engine.

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