Honda continues to offer commuters a wide variety of motorcycle choices to provide for their mobility needs even during the pandemic. There’s been no shortage of new and high tech AT scooters on offer. However, for some riders, there’s still no replacing the rugged reliability of underbones.
To keep up with the times, Honda has updated one of the pillars of its underbone lineup, the RS 125. This is a welcome improvement as the last was in 2017. The RS 125 shares a platform with the off-road oriented XRM. The RS 125, however, is the on-road oriented version. Like the XRM, the RS 125 is also proudly made in the Philippines.
Powered by an air-cooled 125cc, 4-stroke overhead cam (OHC) engine Euro 3-compliant PGM-Fi engine, the RS 125 produces 9.7 PS at 7,500 rpm and 9.5Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. It’s paired with a 4-speed transmission with a rotary shift pattern. Honda claims it can reach a fuel consumption average of as high as 67.5 km/L based on the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).
New for 2021 are redesigned body covers and seat cushions. There’s also a new palette of colors and liveries that include Matte Axis Gray Metallic, Pearl Nightfall Blue, and Victory Red. Honda has also updated its new speedometer dial design to make it easier to read. Finally, it carries a new taillight and muffler with cap for a quieter ride.
“At Honda, we aim to create a world where people get to enjoy traveling even if it’s as simple as buying groceries or going for a fun road trip. The New RS125’s refreshed design is our way of making our motorcycles exciting and share that feeling with Filipinos,” said HPI President, Susumu Mitsuishi.
The new RS125 will be available in all Honda dealerships nationwide with a suggested retail price of PhP73,400.