Malaysian distributor for Honda motorcycles, Boon Siew Honda, has announced the release of the 2017 Honda Wave 125i. Targetted at the premium end of the underbone (kapchai) market, the Wave 125i retails at RM6,263 for the single front disc brake model, while the front and rear-disc version of the Wave 125i retails at RM6,549, with prices including GST, but excluding road tax, insurance and registration.

New for 2017 are the rear tail-lights and turn indicators integrated as a single unit. This should please local riders who claimed current Honda design for rear lights with separate turn signals on stalks was less than aesthetically pleasing.

Powered by a single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled 124.9 cc power plant, the Wave 125i is fed by Honda’s PGM-Fi. Producing 9 hp at 7,500 rpm and 10 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm, power for the Wave 125i gets to the ground via a four-speed centrifugal clutch automatic gearbox, with chain final drive.

Storage space under the seat is a generous 18-litres, sufficient to swallow a full-face helmet. Fuel is carried under the seat in a 5.4-litre tank, and weight claimed to be 105 kg for the single-disc Wave 125i, while the dual-disc model weighs in at 2 kg more.

Classified as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) with the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Honda claims the Wave 125i can go 300 km between fuel stops, based on ECE R40 standard testing. Three colours are available for the 2017 Honda Wave 125i – Candy Scintillate Red, Pearl Nightfall Blue and Sword Silver Metallic.

Purchasers of the 2017 Honda Wave 125i will enjoy a two-year or 20,000 km manufacturing warranty with an additional one year or 10,000 km extended warranty for the engine. The Wave 125i is available from tomorrow at all authorised Boon Siew Honda dealers.