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Honda NXR-125 Commuter "comments"

Many have written me regarding the purchase of a Honda NXR 125 Commuter in Buenos Aires. I have no experience riding this bike.

If anyone has any comments that I might pass on to those who want to buy this bike new, have a custom made rack installed for their soft luggage, and tour Argentina, these comments would be greatly appreciated. Here are 2 videos and specs for the NXR-125 Commuter.

You can have a look at the bike here:

YouTube - Honda NXR125 Bros

YouTube - Honda Bros 125

New Honda NXR 125 Commuter

Reliable and economical, the NXR125 is as much at home as a commuter bike as it is on the farm. The NXR125 is built tough to go the distance when you really need to get where you are going. Loaded with practical features and Honda's proven durability and reliability the NXR125 will more than earn its keep on the road



Features and Benefits
Engine / Drivetrain
Reliable 125cc, OHV, 4-stroke engine, together with five-speed transmission, ensures good performance and durability.
Easy to operate instrument panel with speedometer, turn signals and lights. Kick starts, first start.
12 litre fuel capacity.
Seat height is 825mm, which offers a comfortable riding position.
Drum brake with progressive action for low maintenance. A sealed battery, which means no periodic battery maintenance.
Long travel front suspension provides stability while rear mono-shock offers comfortable high impact absorption.
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Additional Features
Reliable 125cc, OHV, 4-stroke engine, together with five-speed transmission ensures good performance, durability and economy.
Easy to operate instrument panel with speedometer, turn signals and lights.
12 litre fuel capacity.
Seat height is 825mm, which offers a comfortable riding position.
Drum brake with progressive action for low maintenance. A sealed battery, which means no periodic battery maintenance.
Long travel front suspension provides stability while rear mono-shock offers comfortable high impact absorption.
Chunky off-road tyres.
Sturdy rear carry rack.
Bar protectors.
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Type 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder four stroke
Bore and Stroke 56.5mm x 49.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Ignition Capacitor Discharge (CDI)

Transmission
Starter Primary Kick
Gearbox Five speeds
Final Drive #520 O-ring chain

Wheels, Suspension and Brakes

Suspension Front Telescopic Fork; 162mm travel
Suspension Rear Swing Arm with single shock, 150mm travel
Brakes Front Drum
Brakes Rear Drum
Tyres Front 90/90x19
Tyres Rear 110/90x19

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase 1,353mm
Seat Height 825mm
Dry Weight 112.7kg
Fuel Capacity 12 litres including 3.5 litre reserve
Colour Red
RRP All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice
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Need comments on NXR 125 Bros

If anyone can say anything good or bad about the Honda NXR 125 Bros it is appreciated here.... Good description and 2 YouTube videos in previous post.

I am swamped with requests for this bike for the purpose of tailing the DAKAR Rally (03jan -16jan more or less) and people want my opinion. I have no long term or touring experience with this bike.

All say, minimum gear, and just want the hoot of following the DAKAR Rally for a couple days. Most have 3 weeks to "tour" and are willing to spend 1 week in Buenos Aires (tough work, but someone has to do it) for title , registration, insurance etc...

Final Cost of the new Honda NXR 125 Bros is only $3,100.00 USD delivered plus about $150 USD for taxes, title registration and insurance.

Dealer will buy back all NXR 125s if they have less than 12,000 K and normal wear and tear, or I will park this bike until your next tour or upgrade.

Any thoughts on the Honda NXR 125 Bros welcome.

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