A modern take on the iconic ‘postie’ bike, the Honda CT125 is on its way Down Under – it’ll sell here from less than $7k.
The Honda CT125 will be available in Australia in the coming months, with pricing set at $6999. Available in just two colours, Glowing Red and Fresco Matte Brown it features plenty of retro touches.
For instance, the 3D signature Honda Old Wing logo is used on the new CT125, echoing the original styling of the traditional series, like the recently revealed Super Cub C125 and Monkey 125, the drop-shadow Honda logo―reminiscent of the former CT―is attached on the main pipe on both right and left sides of the bike.
“The new CT125 is certainly CT110 inspired, with many of the iconic touches that have become so familiar around Aussie streets,” Honda said.
The CT125 features a 125cc, 1-cyl, 4-stroke engine, electric Start, ABS, LED lighting and a digital display. “The engine is tuned to offer enough punch for uphill riding too thanks to the new 39T driven sprocket, even if riding with luggage. From punch to consistent smooth city riding, the CT125 offers agile performance, smooth clutch less riding and easy starting with both kick-start and electric start options available,” Honda said.
The CT125 gets disc brakes for both front and rear wheels. With the adoption of a 220mm disc for the front and 190mm for the rear. There is also front wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) for added safety.
The front and rear tyres are 80/90-17 semi-block pattern with the focus of attaining a balanced performance that ensures the safety of every day riding around-town as well as weekend touring on gravel roads. Furthermore, both right and left steering angles of the handlebar are set to 45 degrees to improve manoeuvrability.
According to Honda, “the CT125 provides improved cornering stability thanks to the adoption of the same type of top bridge and telescopic suspension commonly used for a regular motorcycle. Front suspension stroke has been increased to 110mm, up 10mm compared to the Super Cub C125, making gravel road riding a lot more comfortable”.
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