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2009 Honda SH125i

2009 Honda SH125i


Fresh. Fashionable. A breeze to ride. A joy to own. The SH125i has long represented stress-free transport, independence and endless fun for riders of all ages and levels of experience.

Celebrating 25 years on the road in 2009, the ‘SH family’ has become the best selling scooter range in Europe. The original SH of 1984 became a familiar sight on city streets with its distinctive high wheels, flat footboard and generous carrying space. It further pioneered many features now deemed ‘normal’ for scooters including the use of four-stroke power in the third generation SH from 2001 and fuel-injection in 2005, when the SH series was a whole year ahead of the latest Euro III emissions regulations. The SH range has always boasted frugal fuel economy with style and elegance and the 2009 SH125i has all these attributes with fuel consumption of 96mpg (or 21 miles per litre)*. With the SH125i’s 7.5 litre fuel tank, that equates to a superb 157.5 miles of motoring for less than £7.50 at today’s prices**. Also continuing its impressive environmental position, the SH125i further boasts emissions of just 69.522g/km – dramatically lower that the 2008 year to date average new car CO2 emissions of 158.6g/km.

The latest and fifth generation SH125i has many significant updates to keep it ahead of the pack and offers the perfect combination of convenience, practicality, economy, comfort and safety. The overall styling of the SH range has been altered with the front profile of the SH125i now smoother and more graceful, fitting in perfectly with the tapered new rear section of the scooter. The SH logo is now embossed on the flanks of the scooter, heightening the overall style.

Some important dimensions have also changed. The seat height is now 10mm lower than its predecessor’s making the SH125i more manageable for smaller riders, while those longer in the leg will enjoy the 20mm extra leg-room over the ’08 machine. Pillions will also enjoy the new fold-away foot-pegs, now finished in the same colour as the lower bodywork. Safety elements are also further enhanced thanks to improved braking performance provided by the new 240mm rear brake disc, although both the new disc brake and current drum brake models will be available in 2009. The SH125i will be available in some eye-catching colours of Quasar Silver Metallic, Pearl Acid Yellow, Pearl Cool White, Velvet Red Metallic, Pearl Montana Blue and Pearl Night Star Black.

Key Features

  • A distinctive front profile that’s sculpted to cut through the breeze
  • Myriad practical details that enhance style and confidence
  • A chic, go-anywhere profile that makes a striking impression at any occasion
  • Feel-good ride quality and confidence


  • Reliable and practical
  • Clean and quiet
  • Economical


  • Easy handling
  • New rear disc brake
  • Lower seat with more legroom


  • Quasar Silver Metallic
  • Pearl Acid Yellow
  • Pearl Cool White
  • Velvet Red Metallic
  • Pearl Montana Blue
  • Pearl Night Star Black


  • Grip heater kit
  • High windscreen (with knuckle visors)
  • High windscreen (without knuckle visors)
  • Knuckle visor set
  • Cargo net
  • Top box (35L-KTF)
  • Top box (35L) inner bag
  • Outdoor cycle cover
  • Protective film
  • Scooter blanket
  • Scooter blanket XL
  • AVERTO security kit
  • U-lock

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: January 2009
  • Changes for 2009: New model

Technical Specification


  • Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC single
  • Displacement - 125cm3
  • Bore x Stroke 52..4 x 57.8mm
  • Compression Ratio - 11 : 1
  • Max. Power Output - 10.1kW/9,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 11.5Nm/7,250min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Idling Speed - 1,500min-1
  • Oil Capacity - 1 litre

Fuel System

  • Carburetion - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
  • Throttle Bore - 26mm
  • Aircleaner - Dry; cartridge-type paper filter
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 7.5 litres

Electrical System

  • Ignition System - Digital transistorised with electronic advance
  • Ignition Timing - 10° BTDC (idle) ~ 40° BTDC (8,500min-1)
  • Sparkplug Type - CR8EH-9 (NGK); U24FER9 (DENSO)
  • Starter - Electric
  • Battery Capacity - 12V/6AH
  • ACG Output - 300W
  • Headlight - 12V; 55W ? 1 (low) / 60W ? 1 (high)


  • Clutch Type - Automatic; centrifugal
  • Transmission Type - V-Matic
  • Belt Converter Ratios - 2.640 ~ 0.820
  • Final Reduction - 11.424
  • Final Drive - V-belt


  • Type - Underbone; steel tube


  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 2,025 x 700 x 1,230mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,335mm
  • Caster Angle - 27°
  • Trail - 85mm
  • Seat Height - 785mm
  • Ground Clearance - 140mm
  • Kerb Weight - 136kg (F: 54,8kg; R: 81,2kg);
  • Maximum Carrying Capacity - 180kg
  • Loaded Weight - 286kg (F: 114,8kg; R: 171,2kg);


  • Type - Front; 33mm telescopic fork, 89mm axle travel
  • Rear; Dual-damper unit swingarm, 83mm axle travel


  • Type - Front; U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rear; U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rim Size - Front; 16 x MT2.50
  • Rear; 16 x MT2.75
  • Tyres - Front; 100/80–16 50P
  • Rear; 120/80–16 60P
  • Tyre Pressure - Front; 175kPa
  • Rear; 200kPa (with passenger: 225kPa)


  • Type - Front; 240mm x 4mm hydraulic disc with Combined three-piston calliper, drilled rotor and resin mould pads
  • Rear; 240mm x 4mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper, Comb Brake and resin mould pads

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice