The CG125 is an air cooled, single cylinder four stroke with a tough inline overhead valve engine with a short pushrod, developed for third world countries in 1976 by Honda Japan. These countries lacked the funds to maintain their motorcycles, so regular servicing & general maintenance was often ignored. The CG125 was built to withstand to a certain degree, neglect and harsh treatment such as overloading. It was cheap to own, virtually maintenance free and easy to ride. Honda moved production to Brazil which was seen as a developing country with great potential for motorcycle sales and by 1976 went in to mass production. In the UK the CG125 did not become popular until the late 1990's when motorcycle training centres used them because they worked well with the ever changing learner legal laws & low insurance costs.