Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Honda XL125V1. A MUST for every Varadero owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 2001 to 2006
Number of pages: 343 pages
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We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Honda‘s XL125V Varadero is a dual-sport motorcycle with a 125 cc four-stroke V-twin engine that has been produced since 2001.
The first iteration of the Varadero 125 was introduced in the United Kingdom in 2001, geared towards the novice rider market. Following the 15 metric horsepower restriction on all 125 cc bikes, Honda began working on a bigger 125 motorbike, with a marketing research indicating that riders in this market were drawn to the notion of what Honda dubbed a dual-sport motorcycle, which benefitted from a protective nose fairing.
Borrowing design inspirations from the current XL1000V Varadero, Honda went about constructing a bike with significantly larger proportions than typical 125 cc bikes, with a seat height of 802 mm (31.6 in), assuring not just a commanding road view but also actual pillion access. The XL125V featured a gasoline capacity of 17.5 L (3.8 imp gal; 4.6 US gal) with a 2-litre reserve, which was greater than most other 125 cc bikes.
Following the lead of the XL1000V Varadero, Honda equipped the new model with the 124 cc 4-stroke SOHC 4v 90° V-twin engine developed for the VT125C Shadow cruiser motorcycle. The engine produced the new maximum output of 10.7 kW (14.3 hp) permitted by the new regulation, as well as 10.8 Nm (8.0 lbft) of torque. The new bike was powered by carburetors. The Varadero 125 engine can reach over 12,000 rpm, which is greater than most V-twin engines. It produces peak power at roughly 11,000 rpm, whereas its stablemate, the XL1000V Varadero, produces peak power at 6,000 rpm.
The engine was housed in an all-new tubular steel frame built for the new model, but the cast aluminum box-section swing arm (together with the rear baggage rack) was taken from the XL650V Transalp motorbike and fitted with mono-shock rear suspension with 150 mm (5.9 in) of travel. Front suspension consists of 35 mm forks with 150 mm of travel.
The Varadero 125 was introduced with excitement, with Honda referring to it as the “new flagship of Honda’s diversified 125 series” in publicity materials. There were also many good reviews for the new model, with the majority mentioning the expensive price as the main critique. MCN claimed in January 2002 that the new Varadero 125 had sold over 380 units, nearly the same as its two larger stablemates, the XL1000V Varadero and the XL650V Transalp.
The XL125V Varadero received a slight makeover in 2003. The biggest difference is that the three spoke, cast aluminum wheels have been changed from black to silver in color.