• Iconic off-road motorbike in its launch configuration
  • Only 3,406 km on the clock since leaving the factory
  • Well preserved and in good working order
  • Original condition with slight patina

The Appeal

Introduced in 1974, the Honda XL125 was a crucial part of Honda's 'off-road' model range - a series of off-road bikes, test bikes and race bikes that had a real cult following in their day.

The 'L' in XL stood for 'Legal', which meant that it was a fully road legal bike unlike the more extreme XR models, which were designed solely for off-road use.

The XL 125 was the latest addition to Honda's off-road range, using a 124cc two-stroke engine producing 13bhp, but thanks to the bike's lightweight construction it was still capable of a top speed of 110kph if you were brave enough.

The single-cylinder, single-camshaft engine is absolute simplicity - one of Honda's most durable powertrains with maintenance-free electronic ignition, close-ratio six-speed transmission, aluminium skid plate and chain final drive.

This is a first-generation example dating from 1976 and has been in the hands of its owner for a long time. Kept as a collector's machine, it has covered just 3,406 km since new and although it has not been used on the road for a long time, it is complete, roadworthy and well preserved with just a slight patina to underline its completely original condition.

The History and Paperwork

  • Motorbike with matching numbers
  • Original engine and frame
  • Kept as a private collector's motorbike
  • Only 3,406 km since new
  • Sold without MOT
  • The motorbike was serviced in November 2023 and is in working order

The Condition

  • Overall in good condition and well cared for
  • Original orange paint with black frame
  • Correct Honda and XL125 stickers on engine cover and fuel tank
  • Saddle in excellent condition with no cracks or damage
  • Stainless steel wire wheels with correct off-road tyres
  • Some minor imperfections and signs of light wear but generally in very good condition
  • Optional rear luggage rack and front mudguard

The Mechanics

  • Single-cylinder 124 cm³ OHV
  • Electric start
  • Front disc brake
  • Close-ratio six-speed transmission - ideal for testing and off-road racing
  • Starts and runs, but a full service and safety inspection would be recommended before road use as the bike has not been used for some time.
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Honda
  • Model XL 125
  • Colour Multicolour
  • Odometer 3,406 Kilometres
  • Engine size 124
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bourgogne
  • Country France
Bidding history
6 bids from 3 bidders
  • c30_aff•••• €1,500 18/06/24
  • laurent•••• €1,020 16/06/24
  • pascalo•••• €920 16/06/24
  • laurent•••• €800 16/06/24
  • pascalo•••• €620 16/06/24
  • laurent•••• €500 16/06/24

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