Lot 107 - 1975 12932 TL125 (sport)
|Odometer reading||1 miles|
|Estimate||£1,000 - £2,000|
|Result||Sold - £2,912|
Honda launched the TL125 at the end of 1972, known in Japan as the name of BIALS. The engine used for it was the 1,219cc two valve single overhead cam unit from the Honda SL125 model, lowering its compression from 9:5 to 8:1. it proved extremely popular with big success in the US, Japan and Europe. This was the first foray into trials bikes for Honda and the beginning of an amazing history of competition for them. In 1973, three Japanese riders, Nishiyama, Narita and Mazawa, took place at SSDT cementing Honda as a player on the world trials stage. Honda seriously began on the Trials Bike competition in 1974 with one of the most important people in trial bike history: Sammy Miller. He was a key to the Honda Team, as a rider, as a bike development and as a strategist.
It is not often you have the opportunity to own a Motorcycle with just a single mile on the clock... at least not a trials bike from 1975. This TL125S has been completely restored and is 'as new' having been completed in 2001 and since displayed in a prominent private static collection. With just the 1 owner registered and immaculately presented in silver with gleaming chrome work and period Honda decals and with an extremely generous estimate, this truly is a Honda worth keeping your eye on come auction day.
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