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.

10 Comments

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    Herb
    March 24, 2020
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    Wade, any idea the gas tank size and MPG?

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      SGM Knight
      March 26, 2020
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      1.4 gal, EST 100MPG

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    C. Reed
    March 24, 2020
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    Slightly larger tank than super cub.

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    March 25, 2020
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    Can’t wait. Export to the UK please Honda.

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    Rouane
    March 26, 2020
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    Gas tank: 1.4g or 5.3 liters
    MPG: 144 (37mph or 60km/h)

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    Gil
    March 27, 2020
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    Will we get the CT125 in Canada? We need it up here!

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      Alan Buller
      March 28, 2020
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      Gil, we didn’t get the Super Cub or the Monkey, so I doubt we will get this one. But we can always hope.

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    Josh
    April 2, 2020
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    Hopefully they make it to the US! I can’t wait!

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    Branden
    April 8, 2020
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    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.

    • Wade Thiel
      April 9, 2020
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      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.

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