After showing off its CT125 Trail Cub Concept Bike at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show in Japan (read about it in the “Here’s The Honda CT125 Trail Cub Concept Bike” article), Honda announces it will import it as a US model for the 2021 model year.
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“When American Honda was established in 1959 and began offering the Honda 50, Idaho dealer Herb Uhl started modifying it for off-road use, resulting in Honda producing the Trail 50,” notes Lee Edmunds, senior manager of Powersports Marketing for American Honda. “That model became ubiquitous in American campgrounds and on motorhome bumpers in the ’60s and ’70s and led to a number of successors. For that reason, the CT brand has a special history with the US market, and it’s great to see it return with the Trail 125 which, like the Super Cub and Monkey, harkens back to a golden era of American motorcycling but with modern technology and reliability.”
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It is powered by a simple and reliable 125cc overhead-cam single with fuel injection and electric start. Power is put to the rear wheel via a four-speed transmission and cable-actuated clutch. Because it is designed to be ridden off-road, the engine wears a skid plate to protect it from obstacles encountered on the trail.
Honda says the Trail 125 ABS will begin arriving at US dealerships in November and will carry an MSRP of $3,899.
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2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS Technical Specifications And Price
|ENGINE||125cc, SOHC, air-cooled single; 2-valve|
|BORE x STROKE||52.4.x 57.9mm|
|FUEL DELIVERY||Fuel injection|
|CLUTCH||Wet multiplate clutch; cable actuation|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||27mm telescopic inverted fork; 3.9-in. travel|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Twin shocks; 3.4-in. travel|
|FRONT BRAKE||Hydraulic caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS|
|REAR BRAKE||Hydraulic caliper, 190mm disc|
|TIRES, FRONT/REAR||TBD; 80/90-17 / 80/90-17|
|SEAT HEIGHT||31.5 in.|
|FUEL CAPACITY||1.4 gal.|
|CLAIMED CURB WEIGHT||259 lb.|
|WARRANTY||1 year, unlimited mileage, limited|