The 2012 Husqvarna CR125 has received a series of upgrades for 2012 which help it remain ahead of the pack.
The most significant upgrade is the new single cylinder two-stroke engine which is technically an updated version of the old one. The new unit features Mikuni TMX38 carburettor, V-Force reed valve, the same clutch bell-housing as the 4-stroke TC250, ultra-light exhaust and silencer and better protection of the filter box underside.
The engine is mounted on a semi-perimeter frame made of chrome-molybdenum steel tubing. The frame features a black paint job which gives the entire motorcycle a pretty aggressive stance. What’s more interesting however, is the fact that the frame has now reinforcement plates at the steering-head area.
As far as suspensions go, the 2012 Husqvarna CR125 comes with a 48 mm Kayaba fork, hydraulically adjustable for both rebound and compression damping, and a rear Sachs monoshock.
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The single cylinder two-stroke engine on the Husqvarna 2012 CR125 has been updated with all the best components available on the market. Mikuni TMX38 carburettor, V-Force reed valve, the same resilient clutch bell-housing as the 4-stroke TC250, ultra-light exhaust and silencer, 6-speed gearbox and now better protection of the filter box underside.
And when you start the engine, the sound is the magnificent purr of a high-performance two-stroke.
The semi-perimeter frame on the new CR125 is chrome-molybdenum steel tubing, painted black, a distinctive feature of the 2012 range, together with the Excel anodised silver rims. Most importantly, the frame now has reinforcement plates at the steering-head area. The frame is famous for its ease of handling, fitted with 48 mm Kayaba fork, hydraulically adjustable for both rebound and compression damping. So too is the Sachs monoshock in the rear, fitted to the frame with the mechanical progression linkage much favoured by Husqvarna.
Other changes to the 2012 CR125 include redesigned graphics, still using InMould technology: an effective solution to prevent wear and tear under high pressure washes.
The brakes are the best possible mix: Brembo pumps and floating callipers, with large diameter daisy Braking wheel discs (front 260 mm).
2 Stroke Sound and Weight
Ever since Chicco Chiodi’s double world champion win, Husqvarna has never stopped refining the CR125. Never! The new CR125 comes from a long and noble tradition, the result of amazing victories and attention to the needs of young riders, riders who can now find in dealerships the new 2012 Husqvarna CR125. This tried and tested, reliable bike which is not only competitive on the track but also in the showroom with a price that is highly accessible for a bike that has it all.
A powerful engine, a frame that is easy to handle, with rear suspension linkage and top class branded components used for suspension and brakes.
|Displacement||144.00 ccm (8.79 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||Single cylinder, two-stroke|
|Engine details||Reed valve in crankcase with power valve|
|Bore x stroke||58.0 x 58.0 mm (2.3 x 2.3 inches)|
|Fuel system||Carburettor. Mikuni TMX38|
|Frame type||Chromoly single tube frame cradle utilizes rounded-rectangle elliptical tubing.|
|Front suspension||Marzocchi 48mm forks. Upside down (USD) forks with compression and rebound adjustment|
|Rear suspension||Sachs single shock with remote reservoir, adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping.|
|Front tyre dimensions||90/90-21|
|Rear tyre dimensions||2.15-18|
|Front brakes||Single disc|
|Front brakes diameter||260 mm (10.2 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc|
|Rear brakes diameter||240 mm (9.4 inches)|
Motorcycle-USA----"The Husqvarna CR125 receives an updated frame for 2012, all black chromoly frame is more rigid for better performance and lasts longer than the previous frame. There is also new rims and new black and red in mold plastic design graphics and new airbox protection."
Ultimate Motorcycling----"Staying current with the updated rules of the class, Husqvarna returns for 2012 with the CR 125, which arrives with its newest feature - 144cc top-end bore kit including cylinder and piston. When installed, it gives the CR 125 more power, providing Husky fans with a bike that features a low-price point paralleled with the easy maintenance of a two-stroke."