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2008 Honda Varadero 125

2008 Honda Varadero 125


With its intrepid, go-anywhere styling and roomy proportions, the popular Varadero 125 brings mid-sized comfort, strong performance and a wider world of
Adventure Sports excitement to the 125cc class.

Grabbing attention wherever it goes, the Varadero 125 easily carries one or two across town or over the hills with confidence and ease. Its broadly contoured seat, upright riding position and spacious design all combine to extend your level of comfort wherever the roads lead you.

When adventure calls, call on the Varadero 125 for the most satisfying answer on two wheels.

• Integrated front cowl projects an aggressive look while providing ample protection from the wind.

• Slim liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin engine delivers a strong surge of power and swift acceleration.

• HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations.

• Rugged, long-travel suspension system soaks up the rough spots for light, responsive handling.

• Sporty front and rear disc brakes stop triple-spoke cast aluminium wheels for reassuring control.

• A host of optional accessories expand your range of enjoyment to keep your spirit of adventure riding high.

• New Spangle Silver Metallic and Barley Yellow Metallic colour variations.


• Spangle Silver Metallic
• Pearl Concourse Black



Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC 90° Vtwin
Displacement - 125cm³
Bore x Stroke - 42 x 45mm
Compression Ratio - 11.8 : 1
Max. Power Output - 10.6kW / 11,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 10Nm / 8,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,500min-1
Oil Capacity - 1.5 litres

Fuel System

Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with IACV
Throttle Bore - 30mm
Aircleaner - Dry, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 16.8 litres (including 2.7-litre LED-indicated reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System - Dual digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing - 12° BTDC (idle) ~ 40° BTDC (10,000min-1)
Sparkplug Type - CR8EH-9 (NGK); U24FER9 (DENSO)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 6AH
ACG Output - 320W
Headlights - 12V, 35W x 1 (low) / 35W x 1 (high)


Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission - 5-speed
Primary Reduction - 3.722 (67/18)
Gear Ratios - 3.083 (37/12), 2; 1.933 (29/15), 3; 1.428 (30/21), 4; 1.173 (27/23)
5 1.000 (25/25)
Final Reduction - 3.142 (44/14)
Final Drive - O-ring sealed chain


Type - Double-cradle; steel tube


Dimensions - 2,150 x 833 x 1,250mm
Wheelbase - 1,450mm
Caster Angle - 28°
Trail - 97mm
Turning Radius - 2.34m
Seat Height - 800mm
Ground Clearance - 190mm
Kerb Weight - 169.1kg (F: 80.3kg; R: 88.8kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 180kg
Loaded Weight - 349.1kg (F: 165.8kg; R: 183.3kg)


Type Front - 35mm telescopic fork, 132mm axle travel
Rear - Monoshock swingarm with adjustable spring preload, 150mm axle travel


Type Front - Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rear - Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front - 18M/C x MT2.15
Rear - 17M/C x MT2.75
Tyre Size Front - 100/90 18M/C (56P)
Rear - 130/80 17M/C (65P)
Tyre Pressure Front - 200kPa
Rear - 200kPa


Type Front - 276 x 4mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper
Rear - 220 x 4mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.