CB125M and CB125X Concepts

Flying somewhat under the radar at the recent EICMA show in Milan, Italy was the public showing of the Honda CB125X and CB125M concept bikes. This pair of sub-250 cc motorcycles are the product of Honda’s research and development centre in Rome, using the 2018 Honda CB125R as the base.

With the European 125 cc motorcycle market seeing a 25% increase in sales this year, it makes sense that Honda will want to cover every customer need when it comes to model variants. This means we can expect to see a more production oriented CB125X adventure bike and CB125M motard style bikes soon, possibly next year in 2019.

Honda makes no bones about targeting the youth market with this duo, notably in the area of styling. The motard styled CB125M comes in brilliant red with a slit of an LED headlight giving the bike a minimalist look.

The CB125X is much taller, being an adventure bike styled after the CRF1000L Africa Twin and comes with a three LED light setup in front – a headlight flanked by two riding lights inside the fairing. Clad in white, Honda says the CB125X is meant to evoke a science-fiction feel.

Both the Honda CB125X and Honda CB125M were shown in the Design Studio area of its stand in EICMA and feature custom-built SC Project exhausts. The CB125X and CB125M are the brain child of project leader Valerio Aiello and his team, who penned the bikes’ avant-garde looks.