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There are very few bikes that get riders riled up like Honda’s RS125R. If you’re just looking at displacement, you might struggle to understand why that is. But the many fans of the little racebike tell a story of momentum, agility, and absurd levels of excitement. Want to really learn how to ride on a track? Start with the little GP bike that could.
MSRP was $13,000, though racers at the highest levels would spend another 13 grand in mods by the time they were hitting the track. Wet weight is around 160 pounds and some riders were getting 45 horsepower out of the little two-stroke motor. Here’s a tale from Emma Franklin, Production Editor at MCN, who shares why she loves her ’98 RS125 so much:
“All these factors combine to make a riding experience that’s just simply out of this world. Full throttle, sixth gear, tucked in, shut off slightly then barrel in; the RS’s lack of mass makes for corner entry and mid-corner velocities that are simply unthinkable on bigger bikes…It doesn’t matter where I’m riding it or for what reason, whether it’s testing, racing or just a trackday, it leaves me trembling for hours afterwards. I’ve been lucky enough to ride a lot of bikes, but nothing, nothing, compares to this.”
The true mileage is unknown. Per the seller, they have ridden this example at three track days.
The seller states they have rebuilt the carburetors, installed new tires, changed the oil, flushed the brake and radiator fluid, and installed new batteries in the instrument panel.
This motorcycles comes swapped with a CR80 engine, with a Honda RS125 chassis. Per the seller: “this engine has been completely modified. Shaved off kick start, relocated oil fill, mounts on motor shaved off and custom made to fit original frame mounts.”
The seller states that Leonard from Technical Sports One machined and fitted the motor.
Not pictured: Titanium fork springs.