c.1976 Honda TL125 Motorcycle
Frame no. TL125 1002026
Hondas long line of successful off-road models commenced in 1972 with the launch of the SL250 trail bike, though the nomenclature soon changed to the more familiar XL250. The XLs single-cylinder four-stroke engine was typically Honda, being an all-alloy, four-valve unit, and this was housed in a robust cradle-type frame. The companys first proper trials machine - the TL125 of 1973 - was constructed along similar lines and under the guidance of off-road maestro and many-times Trials Champion, Sammy Miller, was developed into a competitive mount for the clubman. Production continued until mid-1978.