This was my first ride on a CG125, and this one bore signs of a very used machine. She had over 11000 miles on her, and a few rusty bolts to show for it. Once she got to fourth gear, she ran very well. Picked up to 60mph. Could possibly have hit more but I wouldn't have. Comfortable at 55, I'd say, without much shakes.
I kinda dreaded slowing down with her as she didn't respond well in the gear change downs. Perhaps it was the engine size and I was demanding too much of her. First gear seemed only for pulling off a few feet, then too quickly into second. Could almost bimble in third, but she settled well in fourth. Even so, between 40 and 55 miles per hour felt like the comfort zone.
A nice little rider, but I wouldn't buy one. It did feel like too small an engine for all that metal. Struggled up hills, and not responsive enough at junctions.
Next I'll be doing the same with a Honda CBF500. With over double the bph, should be smoother moving away and sailing at over 70. I'll let you know how I get on afterwards.