The very first Super Cub C100 was introduced back in 1958, when Honda was only 10 years old. The Cub was designed by Soichiro Honda and his long-time business partner Takeo Fujisawa with the very straightforward goal: ‘to provide the joy of playing a useful part in people’s lives.’
Fast-forward to 2017 – nearly 60 years later – when the 100 millionth Super Cub rolled off the production line, making it the most popular motor vehicle the world has ever seen. The Super Cub returns for 2020 in a new colour and with a standard carry rack, standard passenger foot pegs and a side stand. The C125 is an evolution of the legendary Super Cub machine and the next chapter in its long history, designed for modern life in a busy city.
While the look of the new Cub does not deviate from the classic template, an increase in power and torque thanks to its 125cc engine helps keep the Super Cub ahead of city traffic; its automatic centrifugal clutch has also been upgraded to match the output boost and give ultra-smooth, quiet gear changes.
C125 is powered by an air-cooled two-valve fuel-injected SOHC 125cc unit producing 9.1 horsepower mated to a 4-speed transmission. Gear changes are operated via an automatic centrifugal clutch, without the need for a clutch lever.
Super Cub C125 sports a tubular steel ‘backbone’ frame as a base. Front telescopic forks feature 100mm travel, the twin rear shocks 84mm to soak up bumps (10/19mm more than the C110) while elegant 17-inch cast aluminium wheels add stability and steering precision. 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and disc front brake deliver a supple, confident ride with strong stopping power. Full LED lighting brings a modern touch, the Smart Key day-to-day convenience.
– Engine: 124.9cc Single cylinder, four stroke
– Power: 9.1 hp
– Transmission: 4-speed
– Clutch: Automatic CVT
– Front suspension: 26mm telescopic fork
– Rear suspension: Twin shock
– Color: Pearl nebula red/Cream