The First Mugen ME125 Motorbike in the US

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Introducing the very rare and limited release of the 1980 Mugen ME125 Motorbike.

A selective few back in the early 80’s were lucky enough to have witnessed or even owned this extremely rare bike that Mugen personally hand-built alongside it’s Showa partnership beginnings. Personal orders could be placed for a sales price of $4,000 with a $1,000 deposit. Only 5 of the ME125’s are known to have been sold in the US.

A small history recap, the ME125 was personally ridden by a rider called Johnny O’Mara otherwise known as the “O’Show”. His name was practically unknown at the time when he first crossed the starting line with the red engine and blue seat wonder. After the day was over with the 125cc event, “CMC Golden State Series Race”, his identity was otherwise planted firmly among all the veteran racers with the bike.

MXworksbike.com has a very interesting story regarding one man’s experience with first witnessing the  ME125 and personally speaking to Al Baker & Hirotoshi Honda in regards to purchasing one. From his ME125 being lost in transit to his constant calling to Mugen US offices, it’s a rare story of at least one Mugen ME125 that is still going.

Click HERE for the original specs sheet for the bike via MXworksbike!

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Photo’s used and posted for educational purposes only. All rights are reserved to their respected owners.

Nate Mitchell

Honda Roots Editor-in-Chief
A strong SN Honda enthusiast, he currently owns an ’80 XR and ’81 SN Preludes, supplies parts and operates Honda Roots, Thisoldhonda.org and G1Preludes.com.

2 thoughts on “The First Mugen ME125 Motorbike in the US

  • April 25, 2013 at 9:42 am
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    I never knew that Mugen ever made a bike. Thanks for keeping this Pro “in the know”

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  • April 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm
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    That’s pretty killer! I’m with Jason, I had no idea they ever built a bike! That red engine looks awesome.

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