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2009 Honda XL125V Varadero

2009 Honda XL125V Varadero Honda XL125V Varadero

Introduction

The vivacious Varadero 125 brings strong V-twin performance, remarkable mid-sized comfort and whole new vistas of excitement to riders in the 125cc class. Day to day its agile, sporty profile is happy ripping around town; yet it has the rugged suspension and smooth, responsive handling to turn its wheels to unpaved roads and rougher trails. Wide bars and a commanding upright riding position facilitate a great view over other traffic and make it a nifty runabout and an enormously popular commuter. The broad, comfortably contoured seat and effective wind protection are as welcome in the daily commute as they are in weekend adventures. Smooth, easily managed power and light, stable handling make every journey a joy, while the sound and feel of its powerful fuel-injected V-twin engine provide an exhilarating soundtrack.

With superb legendary fuel economy and full EURO-3 compliance, the Varadero 125 adds up to an incredibly versatile small-displacement package.

Key Features

  • Sharply integrated front cowl and large fuel tank project an aggressive look while providing ample wind protection
  • Slim, smooth-operating 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

Colours

  • Spangle Silver Metallic
  • Pearl Concourse Black

Accessories

Various accessories including:

  • Luggage
  • Anti-theft
  • Protection

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: Now
  • Changes to 2009: No changes

Technical Specification

Engine

  • Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC 90° V-twin
  • 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

  • Carburetion - 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
  • Headlight - 12V; 35W ? 1 (low) / 35W ? 1 (high)

Drivetrain

  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  • Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
  • Transmission Type - 5-speed
  • Primary Reduction - 3.722 (67/18)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 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

Frame

  • Type - Double-cradle; steel tube

Chassis

  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 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)

Suspension

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

Wheels

  • 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

Brakes

  • Front - 276 x 4mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston caliper
  • Rear - 220 x 4mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice