2021 Honda CT125 Hunter Cub Is Official


Honda CT125 Hunter Cub

A Cub for the Trails

I’ve reported on the 2021 Honda CT125 that has been in the works a few times now. Honda made the bike official. The motorcycle gets a new name, too. It’s called the CT125 Hunter Cub. It has only been announced for the Japanese market at this time, but I would suspect it will go global soon.

Honda’s new CT125 was supposed to make its official debut at the Osaka Motorcycle Show, but that didn’t happen due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The motorcycle will be instead showcased in a virtual motorcycle show on March 27th. 

As far as what you’re getting in this bike, it’s essentially the Super Cub that Honda sells but reworked for off-road use. It offers 4.3 inches of travel, which is up over the Super Cub’s 3.5 inches of suspension travel. The motorcycle also gets a scrambler-style exhaust and some protection for the horizontally oriented engine.

Honda CT125 Hunter Cub

Speaking of the engine, it’s a 124cc single with a centrifugal clutch and a semi-automatic gearbox. It’s all pretty much the same as the Super Cub, but the CT125 gets a different air intake. Honda said the engine makes 8.7 hp and 8.1 lb-ft of torque. The motorcycle gets disc brakes upfront and in the rear. The entire bike weighs just 265 pounds. The price is 440,000 yen (US$3952). I expect that once Honda brings the CT125 to the States that it will come in around the $4,000 mark.

26 Comments

  1. Herb
    March 24, 2020
    Reply

    Wade, any idea the gas tank size and MPG?

    • SGM Knight
      March 26, 2020
      Reply

      1.4 gal, EST 100MPG

    • Bryce DeBorde
      April 17, 2020
      Reply

      220 miles per tank

  2. C. Reed
    March 24, 2020
    Reply

    Slightly larger tank than super cub.

  3. March 25, 2020
    Reply

    Can’t wait. Export to the UK please Honda.

  4. Rouane
    March 26, 2020
    Reply

    Gas tank: 1.4g or 5.3 liters
    MPG: 144 (37mph or 60km/h)

  5. Gil
    March 27, 2020
    Reply

    Will we get the CT125 in Canada? We need it up here!

    • Alan Buller
      March 28, 2020
      Reply

      Gil, we didn’t get the Super Cub or the Monkey, so I doubt we will get this one. But we can always hope.

      • April 14, 2020
        Reply

        Isn’t the Monkey here now, Alan? I swear I heard that somewhere.

      • Mike R
        June 29, 2020
        Reply

        We did indeed get the Super Cub, but it was a limited run for the 2019 model. The 2020+ models are widely available now. The Monkey has also been here for a while. 2020 Models now have blue and red, 2018 and 2019 were yellow and red to choose from.

  6. Josh
    April 2, 2020
    Reply

    Hopefully they make it to the US! I can’t wait!

  7. Branden
    April 8, 2020
    Reply

    If this comes to the USA, I will definitely be buying one. I used to have an old 1973 Trail 90 growing up and I loved that thing and I’ll probably use this one to commute to work. Hopefully they keep it under $4000 though. I’ll give it a year or two and if it doesn’t show up I guess i’ll just buy a Monkey. This new CT125 is my dream bike though.

    • April 9, 2020
      Reply

      Branden, you and I are of the same mind. This is the perfect bike for 95% of the riding I do. I think Honda will keep it close to $4k, but it might be a little more.

  8. William
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    I want 2 when will they be here ?

  9. jessica
    April 14, 2020
    Reply

    We need this in the USA! Where can I order mine now?

    • April 15, 2020
      Reply

      Not available here yet, but I would bet that Honda will bring it here in 2021 or 2022.

  10. Joe Murphy
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    Top speed anyone!?

    • Vic
      April 29, 2020
      Reply

      Probably around 50-55 mph, it has lower gearing than the Super Cub

  11. B Walker
    May 7, 2020
    Reply

    Any idea on how much weight it can haul?

  12. Mahnaz
    May 26, 2020
    Reply

    When is coming to Canada?

    • May 27, 2020
      Reply

      No word yet. Let you know as soon as Honda releases that info.

  13. K. R. V.
    June 22, 2020
    Reply

    Actually what Honda needs todo is remake the SL series bikes, with the old timeless style and newer fuel injected engines, disk brakes and longer travel suspension.

    • Mike R
      June 29, 2020
      Reply

      I completely agree!! I’m in the process of rustoring a 1971 SL125 for a customer. I got to finally ride it the other day. It’s the first mile this bike has seen in at least 25 years at least.

  14. Mike R
    June 29, 2020
    Reply

    I already put some $$$ down to hold one for me! I have a 78 CT90 that I am restoring/customizing, and what a treat to have a new version to park next to my classic. I will prolly end up riding this bike more than my Harley!

    • Donnelle
      July 28, 2020
      Reply

      Where did you pre order from?

  15. Donnelle
    July 28, 2020
    Reply

    Can we pre order here in the USA? Definitely will be buying 2!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *