Honda MSX125 SF

4.47 | 17 Review(s)
This Jul, 2018 Model has expired

In Malaysia, Honda has discontinued the MSX125 SF and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

Honda Motorcycles

MSX125 SF Pros & Cons

Get the better insight and helps to buy or not
Things we like in MSX125 SF

Unique styling

Morden features

Superb handling

Things we don't like in MSX125 SF

Ergonomics not suitable for tall riders

Not suitable for long distance riding

Read More Read Less

Recent Updates of MSX125 SF

Honda has not made any major changes to the MSX 125SF in the Malaysian market, and it still comes priced at RM 10,499. Powering this mini bike is a 125cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that makes 9.7hp of power at 7000rpm and 11Nm of torque at 5250rpm. The engine is paired to a four-speed manual transmission gearbox. Suspension duties are carried out by 31mm USD forks at the front and pre-load adjustable monoshock on the rear. Braking duties are carried out by disc brake at the front and drum on the rear. The MSX 125SF is available in four colours in the market – Blue, Red, Green, and Orange.

Read More Read Less

Honda MSX125 SF Review 2024

The Honda MSX125 SF, in short words, is basically the new generation version of the popular and unique spin-off introduced many years ago, the Grom. The fact that it is categorized under “Fun Bike” segment of Honda Malaysia is quite evident from the way it looks. Priced at RM 10,499, this petite offering from Honda is available in funky looking shades of orange, green, red, and blue.

Read More Read Less


Brand Honda Malaysia
Price RM 10,499
Body Type Street


Engine 125 cc
Transmission Type Manual
Power Output 9.6 hp and 11 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type Chain Drive


Seating Capacity 2 Seater
Width 730 mm
Length 1755 mm
Height 1000 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm

Honda MSX125 SF Design

The Honda MSX125 SF is one unique vehicle in terms of design. The latest incarnation of Honda’s “monkey bike” philosophy, the MSX125 SF’s dwarfed design with sporty cues makes it look cool and functional at the same time.

At the front, the Honda MSX125 SF comes with a long trapezoidal front face, which incorporates full LED headlamp setup in two partitions, surrounded by colored fairing on either side. The large front fender above the rather small front tyre, as well as golden finished front forks, gives it an impression of a muscular roadster.

The very sharp looking fuel tank with angular extensions makes it look razor sharp. The silver finished casing on the tank extensions at the front end of the black finished side body cowl gives the MSX125 SF a premium touch. The all-black theme for the engine and alloy wheels, stubby exhaust can, and silver finish for footrest holder make the MSX 125SF look indeed sporty from the sides.

At the rear, the Honda MSX 125SF comes with a minimalist tail section with a large rear fender to make it look not too small. The long single piece seat is adequate for two people. However, taller riders will find it a bit cramped, given the diminutive dimensions of the MSX125 SF.

Another loveable thing about the MSX125 SF is its fully digital instrument console. The trapezoidal housing has a rectangular blue backlit panel which displays digital readouts for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter, and clock. The jackknife theme for the key is another unique element of the MSX125 SF. While the overall switchgear is quite satisfactory in terms of design, however the rearview mirrors could have styled a bit better.

MSX125 SF Mileage Running Cost

At just 104 kgs, the Honda MSX125 SF is quite an easy motorcycle to handle, the essence of which is amplified by its simple yet strong mechanicals. The MSX125 SF features conventional telescopic hydraulic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear, which are set on a slightly stiffer side to complement its athletic nature. The result is quite wonderful, as the suspension setup, along with 10-inch wheels impart a fun factor in its overall ride and handling balance. The meaty tyres help to achieve a smooth ride quality and grip on all terrains, while the disc brake setup at both the ends gives it a sharp stopping power.

Honda MSX125 SF Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the petite Honda MSX125 SF is a small four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 125 cc motor. Mated to a simple 4-speed manual gearbox, the engine is good enough to produce 9.8 PS of power and 11 Nm of torque. Given the ultra-small dimensions of the MSX125 SF and its light kerb weight of 104 kg, the bike has an impressive power-to-weight ratio which makes it a brisk tool for handling all your city duties.

MSX125 SF Braking & Safety

Given its entry-level positioning, the Honda MSX 125SF misses out on many modern safety electronic aids. However, the inclusion of disc brake at both the ends signify that Honda tried its best to make the MSX125 SF a safe motorcycle despite its basic appeal.

Honda MSX125 SF Verdict

The Honda MSX125 SF might not be a motorcycle to tour long distances but makes a wonderful and unique proposition for your city commutes. The overall dimensions and ergonomics might take some time to get used to. However, once you understand the thorough feel of the MSX 125SF, you'll appreciate its easy-to-ride nature and the futuristic design.

Honda MSX125 SF Owner Reviews

Write a Review
4.47/5 Very Good based on 17 reviews
  • All (17)
  • Features (1)
  • Specs (4)
  • Exterior (1)
  • Dimension (1)
  • Mileage (8)
  • Engine (1)
  • Perfect for my amateur riding skills

    I have grown up with the Honda bikes and it has been the most trusted two-wheeler brand in our family. After passing out from college I started...

    Read More
    Robert Jan 24, 2024 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • A standout performer from the brand

    I have ridden many bikes over the years, but the HONDA MSX125-SF is a standout performer. It is the perfect choice for youngsters due to its...

    Read More
    SITI Jul 10, 2023 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • Targeted at youngsters

    Honda is the name that I can trust blindly. I have had three Honda bikes in the past, and all of them were real champions when it came to daily...

    Read More
    Archie May 10, 2023 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • Handles the hustle and bustle with ease

    I was not sure about buying the Honda msx125-sf as it looked to be a gimmicky version from Honda. But now that I have ridden it for almost two years,...

    Read More
    Bujang May 08, 2023 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • A perfect showstopper from Honda brand

    This is a show-stopper model from Honda in its own credibility. Many of my friends are over curious to know about my view on the bike since I have...

    Read More
    Syahmie Rasshidi Jan 27, 2023 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • The 125cc bike that’s laden with looks

    The Honda MSX 125 SF is a great example of a bike that is super good-looking and comes with a sense of appeal to its offering as well. I’ve been...

    Read More
    Aayiz Jul 04, 2022 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • Paired up with the best in design and feature

    The Honda MSX125 SF is one of the best bikes to have come into service by the automaker. What makes this 125cc a great offering is its appealing...

    Read More
    Hayden May 04, 2022 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • Compact performer

    The Honda Max 125SF is a fun to ride ‘monkey’ bike. It’s a compact and sporty vehicle and that’s why it’s said to be in the ‘monkey’...

    Read More
    Samroze Jan 11, 2022 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • Perfect For My Daily Commute

    As a beginner for two-wheelers, I decided on getting the MSX 125-SF last year, and I don't regret it at all. It is not overly compact as you would...

    Read More
    Zulhasif Dec 29, 2021 for Honda MSX125 SF
  • A value for money mini bike

    I researched a lot before buying the Honda MSX 125-SF. I think it is the best option for a minibike in the segment and you cannot buy a better one...

    Read More
    Jayce Dec 21, 2021 for Honda MSX125 SF
MSX125 SF reviews

Latest Question

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What are the Pros and Cons of Honda MSX125 SF?

has asked on May 29, 2023

Q. What is the Honda MSX125 SF seat height?

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. Is Honda MSX125 SF available in Electric?

has asked on May 29, 2023

Q. What is the Honda MSX125 SF fuel tank capacity?

has asked on May 26, 2018

Q. What are the top variants of Honda MSX125 SF?

MSX125 SF Questions

More Option in Street Motorcycles

  • Popular
Popular Street Motorcycles

Honda Featured Motorcycles

  • Popular
Honda Motorcycles

Nearest Honda Showrooms

Honda Dealers In Kuala Lumpur

Automotive News and Reviews

  • News MSX125 SF
MSX125 SF Motorcycle News


You can add 3 variants maximum*