Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 28th June 2018

Honda has confirmed that a rebooted version of its iconic Super Cub step thru will go on sale this autumn – less than a year after it was shown as a concept at the big winter bike shows.

 

HONDA SUPER CUB C125

 

The very first Cub, the C100, was designed by Sochiro Honda himself and was introduced in 1958. Since then the family, which includes the popular C50 and C90 models, has topped 100 million sales worldwide, making it the most popular motor vehicle of all time.

 

HONDA SUPER CUB C125

 

This latest Cub, called the Honda Super Cub C125, is powered by a simple 125cc air-cooled, two-valve, four-stroke motor that is claimed to deliver a staggering 188.4mpg, giving a range of 152miles from the tiny 3.7 litre fuel tank. In old-school Cub style, the 9.5bhp engine has a semi-automatic gearbox. The four speed box is foot operated, but has an automatic centrifugal clutch for maximum simplicity.

 

HONDA SUPER CUB C125

 

Continuing the family lineage, the C125 features the classic steel underbone frame, but modern updates include cast wheels, disc brakes and 26mm telescopic forks to replace the quirky leading link front end used on the C90. Modern touches include full LED lights and a keyless ignition system with built in immobiliser.

 

HONDA SUPER CUB C12

 

The simplicity of the new Super Cub means that it weighs just 109kg fuelled and the C125 comes with two pearlescent colours at launch, either blue or red.

 

No prices or exact launch dates are available, with Honda stating the new bike will be in dealerships ‘from August’.

 

Honda C125 Super Cub Technical specification
ENGINE
 
Type Air-cooled SOHC four-stroke two-valve
Displacement 125cc
Bore x Stroke 52.4 x 57.9mm
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Max. Power Output 7.1kW @ 7,500rpm
Max. Torque 10.4Nm @ 5,000rpm
Oil Capacity 1.0 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
 
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 litres
Fuel Consumption 188.4 MPG (WMTC mode)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
 
Starter Electric
Battery  12V-3.5AH
DRIVETRAIN
 
Clutch Type Wet multi plate clutch and automatic centrifugal clutch
Transmission Type Four speed
FRAME
 
Type Mono-backbone steel frame
CHASSIS
 
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,915 x 720 x 1,000mm
Wheelbase 1,245mm
Caster Angle 26.5°
Trail 71mm
Seat Height 780mm
Ground Clearance 125mm
Turning radius 2.0m
Kerb Weight 109kg
SUSPENSION
 
Type Front 26mm telescopic fork
Type Rear Twin shock 
WHEELS
 
Type Front 10-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear 10-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 70/90-17M/C 48P
Tyres Rear 80/90-17M/C 50P
BRAKES
 
Type Front Single 220 mm hydraulic disc
Type Rear 130mm drum brake 
LIGHTING
 
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

 

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