2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS CT125 Preview

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American Honda announces that it will import its Honda Trail 125 ABS for the 2021 model year. (American Honda Motor Company/)

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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The 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS will slot into Honda’s miniMoto lineup that includes the Grom, Monkey, and Super Cub.

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

PRICE $3,899
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
FRAME Twin-spar aluminum
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
RAKE/TRAIL 27.0°/3.1 in.
WHEELBASE 49.4 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 31.5 in.
WARRANTY 1 year, unlimited mileage, limited
AVAILABLE November 2020

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