CFMoto is ready to take another aim at Honda’s MSX125 (Grom) with the upcoming Papio XO-1, as confirmed by the latest type-approval documents filed in China. 

  • The Papio XO-1 is CFMoto’s upcoming minimoto range. 
  • The XO-1 is equipped with a 126cc, air-cooled single, making a claimedt 9.4hp. 

The Papio XO-1 (as shown on the side fairing) is a second variation of the current 126cc, single-cylinder Papio mini bike currently on sale in the US and Europe. 

However, while the base Papio is somewhat a mini version of a modern naked bike, the upcoming XO-1 has styling that is clearly inspired by motorcycles from the 80s. 

That said, the single photo in the document reveals a dual-headlight semi-fairing motorcycle reminiscent of a classic bike. 

Interestingly, the Papio XO-1 is not just a case of putting on new bodywork onto the standard Papio; instead, the former features a new inverted fork, clip-on handlebars and cast aluminium rear footpegs.

Also new is a new chain-guard, body panels and redesigned fuel tank. 

The retro theme continues with a single, circular LCD instrument cluster. 

Syarikat cat kustom terkemuka Amerika Syarikat, Troy Lee Designs (TLD) baru-baru ini ada menghasilkan grafik khas bagi jentera Yamaha YZF-R7.

Jentera R7 itu merupakan projek dibangunkan pengeluar ekzos, Yoshimura untuk beraksi di MotoAmerica sewaktu pusingan di Laguna Seca.

Tertarik dengan rekaan yang dihasilkan, Yoshimura meminta TLD untuk menghasilkan kit grafik tersebut untuk model lebih kecil, Honda MSX125 (Grom).

Ternyata permintaan itu membuahkan hasil kerana TLD berjaya mengolah kit grafik tersebut bagi dipadankan pada Honda MSX125.

Difahamkan, kit grafik oleh Yoshimura x TLD itu mengandungi 19 pelekat berasingan untuk dipasang pada MSX125. Kit grafik itu juga dihasilkan sepenuhnya di Amerika Syarikat dan menggunakan bahan berkualiti tinggi.

Menurut info dikongsikan, kit tersebut sudah dibuka untuk tempahan dengan pengedaran akan berlangsung pertengahan Ogos nanti.

  • A company called Industrial Moto created this Grom Utility Sidecar kit for the Honda MSX125 (Grom).

  • The sidecar expands the MSX125’s cargo carrying capabilities.

  • It’s not cheap but some enterprising Malaysian will definitely build one!

The Honda MSX125 or Grom in certain countries promises lots of fun. The diminutive bike just does everything you want and can go just about anywhere. While we don’t see much of it on Malaysian roads, it is certainly very popular in Thailand and even the United States.

The engine is a winner from the get-start hence it functions as the platform for two other Honda motorcycles – the C125 Super Cub and another playbike, the Monkey.

Photo credit – Asphalt & Rubber, RideApart

There may be those who think that the MSX125 is nothing but a plaything, but a US company called Industrial Moto thinks otherwise. They designed the Grom Utility Sidecar kit which bolts on directly to the bike and is easily removable, too.

Suddenly, you won’t have to limit yourself to three packets of food from bazar Ramadhan, when you could shop for the entire family. Or have your kid sit in it and send him or her to school (with a helmet on, of course). Or shopping for durians!

Photo credit – Asphalt & Rubber, RideApart

The kit isn’t cheap at USD 1,600 but these pictures should spurn our country’s resourceful talents in creating their own sidecars.

Source: Asphalt & Rubber, RideApart

The 2017 Honda MSX 125 is now available in four new exciting colours; Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, Candy Ultimate Pink, Pearl Valentine Red, Lemon Ice Yellow.

The mini bike is powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel injected engine that produces 9.7hp @ 7,000rpm and 11Nm of torque @ 5,250rpm.

Interested in getting one? The asking price for each of these babies is RM11,128.94 (basic price with GST).

Boon Siew Honda (BSH) has announced that their pint-sized mini bike will now be available in four new attractive colours. Ever since the Honda MSX 125 was introduced into the Malaysian market at the end of last year, the mini bike or pit bike has been gathering quite a fan base in the country. (more…)

Honda MSX125 reportedly set for introduction in Malaysia at an unknown date.


Its been an exciting time in the big bike segment with BMW, Yamaha and Honda recently launching or previewing their latest offer for the local market. (more…)


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