Honda has been one of the strongest contenders in the scooter market in the Philippines for the past couple of years now. With noteworthy market offerings such as the Honda Click 125i, Honda PCX150, and most recently, the critically acclaimed Honda ADV150, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer seemingly has a scooter that’s perfect for everyone.
That being said, Japanese giant has just unveiled yet another 125cc scooter in the Chinese market. Expected to begin rolling out in other Asian markets sometime next year, the new scooter is dubbed the NX125. The new scooter sports aggressive styling, giving it a sporty aesthetic which makes it stand out in its segment, as its styling is clearly sportbike-inspired.
The Honda NX125 has body panels that resemble sport bike fairings—all sharp and angular, just like that of Honda’s high performance models. The front fascia features an angry-looking dual LED headlight that gives it an imposing aesthetic. Stylistically speaking, the scooter has a sharp appearance making it look pretty sporty, however, what are the performance figures like? Well, first and foremost the NX125 is designed as an urban runabout, so don't expect it to pack as much of a punch as the Honda CBR1000RR.
Powered by a 125cc engine, it sends an adequate 9 hp to the rear wheel via a conventional CVT, as is common fare in scooters of this size. We’re pretty sure you won't be breaking any speed records, neither will you be exceeding the speed limits too often, but you're sure to make it to your destination in a stylish and hassle-free way. Performance notwithstanding, the NX125 comes with a fully-digital instrument panel, a storage compartment under the seat large enough to fit a helmet, and even a USB charger upfront. Priced at 9,580 Yuan, roughly P71,000, the NX125 is expected to make it across several markets, particularly in Asia, in one form or another sometime next year. Would you like to see this scooter in the Philippine market?