After making headlines last year at international motorshows, Honda’s CT125 concept bike garnered attention not just from Asia but from all over the world.
The positive feedback prompted Honda to announce production of the model late last year. Initially for the Japanese market only and will be called the Hunter Cub. It was luanched via digital event last April.
Suprisingly, a week ago, the Thailand market also launched the bike.
The CT125 is a modern interpretation of Honda’s popular CT110 Trail Bike which sold from the 60’s and became popular in the 70’s until the 90’s.
Honda continued to sell the modern Super Cub and Cross Cub for the Japanese domestic market, but the high pipe off-road trail bike version was discontinued, until now.
“The CT125 is a trekking Cub that is easy to ride every day, yet also has the functionality to enjoy nature. Inheriting the CT concept, this model is equipped with a steel front fender and raised muffler, large carrier, high-mounted air intake duct and side air cleaner, while realizing a simple, unique styling. The CT125 pursues versatility in any trekking situation, with optimized suspension cushion performance, a relaxed minimum clearance, front and rear disc brakes, and front ABS. It is truly a leisure model to go camping or fishing with, and enjoying nature”
Since it is already available in Thailand let’s hope that Honda Philippines has plans to introduce it here also.
However, we already have the capable and affordable XRM for more than a decade now, so if ever the Hunter Cub CT125 do come to our shores, it will cater to a more premium and niche market segment.
Besides, fiercely creative and highly skilled Pinoy builders are probably already busy modding readily available old XRMs to look and ride like the Hunter Cub.
Parts like the rims, fork rubber boots and knobby tires are readily available in the aftermarket and the rest can be fabricated easily.
Pictures from Honda Motor, Honda Phils and Honda Thailand.
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