This blog is for all the Honda CG 125 owners. A friend of mine bought a second hand Honda 125 month ago. The bike is in good condition, considering its 2009 model. The bike still has its original tires. The front tire is in okay condition, but rear tire however, needs to be replaced immediately.
I was about to make a thread about it but then thought why not ask this in a blog. This way it will reach more people and those who are looking for a tire for their bike can simply read it and quickly find the answer.
Now about the current tire, its from Servis and its size is 3.00-17. Its a nylon belted tire, as it say on the sidewall. During riding the bike myself, I feel the grip at the rear is very less. The tire skids when I downshift to lower gear and release the clutch. It definitely needs to be changed.
The question is, which replacement tire to go for. There are currently three motorcycle tire makers manufacturing tires locally, that I know of. Those are:
- General Tyres
First of all, I did a little research on the internet about the options from General Tyres.
I found a tire named “Black Cobra 125 CC”. It’s a directional pattern tire. Ply rating is 6 and load range is C.
- Overall diameter: 598 mm
- Overall width: 76 mm
Personally I liked this tire.
In Servis, I found their ‘Vigo” tire interesting. It comes in both 3.00-17R and 2.50-17R size. My friend of course needs a 3.00 size tire. Its overall width is 77 mm, and it is also a 6 ply tire. And their web site mentions that it’s a street tire.
In Panther, we found two options that we liked:
- Panther Express
- Panther Rear
Both are found in different sizes, but we of course are only looking for 3.00-17R. Both options come in 6 ply. We couldn’t find information regarding width of the tire though.
These are the options we have, now the question is, what do you guys, who have been riding bikes for long period of time suggest? There are options of imported Thai or Malaysian tires, but we are not sure about them.
We would love to know what you guys suggest, so please leave a suggestion in the comments section below. I am attaching the photos of the current tire as well.