Honda will soon be coming out with a mini street bike MSX125 which will be loosely based on the Honda Monkey or the Z-Series bikes which the Japanese company had launched in 1960. This mini bike has its own essence of design carrying an overall styling of a naked sports bike but on a smaller scale. The MSX125 should definitely prove to be a justified bike on urban as well as rough roads. If you are not conscious enough to ride on one, the mini bike should definitely do its part of making you look cool.
The MSX125 (Mini Street X-treme 125), as the name suggests, will be powered by a 125cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine with a maximum power of 9.7 HP and should be able twist 11 Nm of torque. Fuel will be fed to the engine through Honda’s programmed fuel-injection system (PGM-FI) and the transmission is achieved through a 4-speed gearbox. The list of other features include LCD digital display, projector headlamps, LED tail- ights and what Honda calls upside-down suspension.
The mini street bike with 12-inch alloy wheels weighs about 102 kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 5.48-litres. The MSX125 will be manufactured at Honda’s plant in Thailand and will be made available in four colors, namely Asteroid Black Metallic, Pearl Himalayas White, Pearl Queen Bee Yellow, and Pearl Valentine Red. Seems, there is an opening for mini-segment in the two-wheeler market too. How well the segment or in this case the Honda MSX125 is received will be answered only through the sales figures it achieves.