Honda CB125SS 'best in show' winner at the VJMC show 2009. Restored by Phil Denton Engineering all new and NOS parts supplied by CMS.
Gallery owner: James Morgan
Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 | Last updated: Monday, 13 July 2009
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Phil & Stevei Denton the 'Restorers'
Phil and Steve Denton with the winners cup for 'best in Show' at the VJMC show 2009.
1967 Honda CB125SS. In production for less than 1 year this is the rarest of all the Honda 125 twin cylinder model. Restored by Phil Denton Engineering, this machine has had a 5-speed gearbox conversion and uses stainless steel fastener's throughout. Wheels have been laced with polished stainless steel spokes, and many items of chrome trim (where the originals are no longer available) have also been re-made in stainless steel and polished to a 'chrome' finish. In short this machine will go on looking this good for decades to come.
This machine won 'Best in Show' at the 2009 VJMC Uttoxeter show in the English Midlands area. I am passionate about 125cc Honda twins and have this, an SS125, a CB125K2 and two CB125 K3 models. All of them will be eventually restored to this, the highest possible standard and will all be ridden.
Engine: 124cc Twin cylinder 360 degree crank
Power: 15bhp@ 11,000 rpm
Non standard items: Stainless steel fasteners used throughout, manufactured to look exactly the same as the Honda originals including the engine case phillips screws which have been vapour blasted to make them look like zinc plate, except they will always look the same, and will not corrode.
Stainless steel spokes and some items of chrome trim.
5-speed gearbox replaces the old four speed item, and makes the machine much nicer to ride.
Phil and Steve Denton accepting the award for 'Best in Show' at the VJMC. Presenting the award is Mick Grant, ex works Honda and Kawasaki Grand Prix rider and multi TT winner. machine was the very rare Honda CB125SS belonging to James Morgan collector of Honda 125 twins from the 1960's and early 1970's.