HONDA AERO 125 (NH125) - OWNER REVIEWS



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1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Blast to drive
Dislikes: None

Review:
I have two Aero 125’s for my wife and I. They are a blast to drive and very responsive. The 2-cycle blows away the 4 cycle my neighbor has his Elite 125 and I can smoke it every time.

These are quite rare from what I read about them. Parts are plentiful. I mix my gas, so i'm not sure how my Honda Aero 125 would run if I didn’t. Overall it’s a very cool scooter”



1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: The power. The styling. The ride.
Dislikes: Finding some parts can be a pain at times.

Review:
The Aero 125 is Honda's take on the classic Vespa design. Big bore 2 stroke, but with a Japanese twist. They even left the rear brake on the floor.

This was my first running scooter. I didn't understand why all the people I rode with on 50cc 2 strokes went so slow up hills. I didn't have enough seat time to fully appreciate the 125s power. Now after having ridden a 50cc two stroke for a while, getting back on the Aero has been an eye opening experience.

The ride is soft and pleasant. The seating position is comfortable. The handling is so-so. But I get the feeling mine has not had the most pampered life so it might be due for new shocks.

The brakes are pretty bad. They have no hope of keeping the 125 restrained if it makes up it's mind to go. New shoes didn't seem to help much.

I would never consider the Aero 125 a good bike for daily commuting. Too little space, too thirsty. The newer bikes have the convenience and handling figured out in a way that Honda did not in 1984.

But for something to take out on the weekend and showoff in front of the 50s, it can't be beat.”



1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Just about everything
Dislikes: Needs a little more storage

Review:
It's a Honda, well thought out, well engineered; but why omit a tach and a few more options? Got mine in V/G condition only needing a tire and clean up of the rims. Starts easily, runs hard and it’s cute as a puppy. I also have an 80 which I like as well, not quite as much so I let wife have it as her scoot about. Get one, they are a real zippy fun ride.”


1984 HONDA AERO 125
Review: “I found my Aero 125 in the back of a small manufacturing plant's storage facility in Iowa (USA). The owner (of the plant) had parked it quite a few years (at least 13) before I found it. The plant had used the space for their acid washing at one time. There was over spray that ate through the paint and windshield surface. Between the spotted finish and the non-running state I was able to pick up my Aero 125 for $400. I put $73 into rebuilding the carb and fuel petcock, plus $35 for a battery and a lot of elbow grease to get it running. I never got it running cherry but I did get it running fairly well....and then it seized during a ride.

The piston seized when one of the two carb to intake bolts fell completely out while riding. This allowed air into the motor after carburation and it was too lean. I was going 45mph when it happened so the wind noise was too loud for me to hear anything but when it started performing bad I pulled to the side of the rode and my Aero 125 just died as I was slowing down. I tried restarting-my mistake, I think that is what broke it loose and then scored it so bad.

As far as pull off the line I don't think it is special-but no belt drive really is until it is fully engaged. It pulls well 10-35mph and then slows up a bit but still pulls up to 50 (I never wound it all the way out). My uncle has an Aero 80 so when I get the parts (if I can find/afford them) to fix the 125, I will do a couple trials between the two. I believe my 125 could use decarbonization for the muffler and it never ran completely right so I cannot give the best description of the ride until after I get it completed.”


- John



1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Quick off the line
Dislikes: Has vacuum leak between carb and manifold

Review:
Really quick off the line, does 49 MPH and bogs out some if I open up the throttle more. I rode it on 100 mile round trip for the weekend. I easily made it there and back using 1/4 tank each way. People get a surprise when they come up close behind me and I just crack open the throttle and take off. It’s just a blast on 2 wheels, I can't wait to see how it handles in snow!!!!”


1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Great 80’s look, Awesome exhaust sounds
Dislikes: None

Review:
My gold Aero 125 is a great example of what a two stroke street legal motor should sound like. Nice power band that peaks at around 46 mph and cruises to 52mph. Only gripe is after 15min or so that whine kinda gets old. I wish I could get the mph up,and the revs down some. Cool scooter if you know how to soup it up.”


1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Everything
Dislikes: Nothing

Review:
This is a great bike. The parts are hard to come by but I've just been using aftermarket parts. I'm not worried about keeping it original. But the scooter is great, starts right away, it's fast, and it’s a lot of fun to ride. It cruises down dirt roads and up hills. I out pace most scooters on it. All and all, great bike, if you can get one don't hesitate you'll love it.”


1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Fast
Dislikes: Slow at initial takeoff

Review:
I bought my Aero 125 last year with a freshly rebuilt engine, newly cleaned carbs, tune up, etc... Great bike. Powerful in it's midrange, with I'd say about 60 mph on top. Cruises well at 50 mph. Just put a new battery on it and it starts very well. Great ride, and lot of fun!”


1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 1000 - 5000 Miles
Likes: Old school, Honda build quality, zippy for a scoot!
Dislikes: Tires are a tad small, fell all the road imperfections but v/g suspension to make up for that issue.

Review:
Done well in execution given that it is 30 years old, not a lot of storage space but I have the original Honda front basket for my grocery items. Nice, no mixing of oil and gas/oil injection, CVT transmission is great, rear brake on the floor like it should be. Just a great all around zippy scoot that gets lots of looks.

I've had two Aero 80's, two 125's, both were quite satisfying for an in city get around. If you can find one, grab it, they are a blast!”


- Jerry the scooter dork



1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Good acceleration, nice storage, easy to work on, nice 80s styling
Dislikes: Parts are available but have to be ordered from over seas or through eBay, gas mileage just ok

Review:
I bought this scooter for short commutes or basic errands. It’s a reliable scoot and very easy to work on. Getting parts has not been a problem as long as I've been willing to wait. Most parts can be obtained. On the road, it has great acceleration and easily keeps pace with city traffic. Gas mileage has just been ok for a scooter but still much cheaper than filling up the car. I'm 6'1 and over 200 pounds and this scooter carries me and a passenger easily. I never feel that it's lacking in power. The ride is comfortable. Being a 2-stroke, its is somewhat loud but not obnoxious. Overall, a fun little scooter to ride around town.”


1984 HONDA AERO 125
Milage: 10,000 - 20,000 Miles
Likes: Style, pep, handling
Dislikes: Old models need engine rebuilds, but parts are hard to find.

Review:
I love riding my Aero 125 because of the nice combination of low-mid range power and light nimble handling. Once I put a trunk on the rear rack it became my favorite scooter for running errands around the city.

From my research and talking to other owners it seems like even a well maintained NH125 is prone to spring an air leak somewhere eventually. It's easy to fix if it's between the carb and intake manifold but mine is at the crank seals and will start to bog if I try to rev it higher than 40mph. Hopefully I can track down the rare parts for a rebuild soon because I can't bring myself to give up on my most fun and stylin scooter!

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