Honda set to revive Dax name with 125cc city bike set for 2022 launch

The Honda Dax is set to return in 2023.

Honda ST125 Dax my2023, grey.

 Honda have announced the return of the Dax name to its small bike roster, with a new model coming in 2022.

The Honda Dax has been absent from production for over four decades, but for 2022 the model will return to Honda’s line-up, joining the Monkey and MXS125 Grom in the winged brand’s small bike range.

Its full name, ST125 Dax, gives away the bike’s displacement, and weighing in at 107kg it will also come with 31mm upside-down forks, twin rear shocks, balloon tyres wrapped around its 12-inch minibike wheels,and full LED lights. There is also an LCD display, chrome handlebars and a pillion grab rail, since the Dax is designed to support up to two people thanks to its steel frame which Honda says offers “plenty of strength,” in a press release. 

Braking is done thanks to a 220mm front disc, with a 190mm disc on the rear - both featuring hydraulically-operated callipers. Additionally, the Dax will come with single-channel ABS.

A four-speed gearbox will help deliver the power from the 124cc SOHC air-cooled motor to the rear wheel, while the bike will also come with a centrifugal clutch. Honda extracts around 10 horsepower from the 125cc motors in both the Grom and the Monkey, and it quotes in a press release 9.25 horsepower for the Dax, with 10.8Nm of torque.

2022’s Dax will hark back to the original with its look, maintaining the familiar long body and short legs that led to it being named after the Dachshund dog breed. There will be two colour options, with the Dax being available in either “Pearl Nebula Red,” or “Pearl Cadet Grey,” both of which feature the Honda wing logo, as well as what Honda describes as “a model logo featuring the eponymous canine.”