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Rugged new Honda CT125 to be launched at Tokyo Motor Show

A rugged version of the iconic Honda C-90 step-through motorcycle with off-road aspirations, the Honda CT125, will be launched at Tokyo Motor Show

HONDA’S C-90 is one of the most built and sold motorcycles in history and recently saw a re-boot last year when the company released there 2019 Super Cub. For 2020, the factory has lightweight off-road fun in their sights as they release the Honda CT125.

Featuring chunky off-road tyres, the new bike also features a revised, pressed-steel frame that looks beefier and more robust when compared to its on-road sibling. But it is the same frame, just with the plastic shrouding of the Super Cub removed.

The bike also includes a high-level off-road inspired exhaust pipe, protective engine bars, full-size mudguards, and tall handlebars. Finishing off the off-road credentials are twin disc brakes and some very retro looking CT125 decals on the side.

We saw a similar machine at the Tokyo motorcycle show last year, although that was a CT110, and looked to feature a lot more plastic parts than the newly announced CT125. Although the two machines are created for different markets, you can clearly see they are trying to tap into the same niche.

What is the Honda CT125?

The CT125 or Trial Cub is not a new idea, a Honda has been producing these kinds of off-road variant models since 1964, just a couple of years after the original Cub was introduced.

We have No clue as yet whether the CT125 will make it to the UK, although the displacement of 125cc suggests that it is likely to make its way here at some point. Most Asian market step-through scooters either hit the 110cc or 150cc mark, it’s a similar deal in other regions.

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