It looks like we have a couple of new toys to add to this year’s Christmas wishlist.
Honda’s having quite a showing at this year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, with a handful of jaw-dropping launches and reveals. Our favorite from the Japanese manufacturer so far? A pair of 125cc design studies courtesy of its research and development center in Rome: the CB125X and CB125M.
They’re technically concepts, so Santa’s probably going to have his work cut out for him getting a hold of them. But hey, if anyone can work some Christmas magic for a couple of motoring writers on this year’s ‘good’ list, it has to be good ol’ Saint Nick, right?
Anyway, both these two-wheelers are based on the CB125R’s platform. The CB125M (in red) is, according to Honda, a “naked street-focused machine.” It’s arguably the sleeker of the two studies, with fluid lines on the bodywork in contrast to its sibling’s jagged edges. It also features a cool minimalist LED headlight.
The CB125X, meanwhile, is a more adventure-oriented motorbike that looks like it could transform into a Gundam at any given moment. Like we said, its lines are strong and its edges sharp, and it also leans forward to provide a more aggressive overall stance. It packs three front lighting units: a central headlight, and two tucked into the fairing.
We’re really hoping these studies make it into production and—fingers crossed—eventually to the Philippine market one day. Two edgy-looking 125cc motorcycles? Definitely a hit in our book.