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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, Oct 26, 2017.
Coming to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
Make it so!!!
WeBike has it. I just ordered one or one like it.
Rear swingarm looks the same as the C125 except with disc brake, cylinder jackets looks like it has some extra fin bits, oil cooler? could be fun to swap parts over
I don't know what that sumbitch said, but I sure like it!
sweeeeeeet CT125 lacks the hi lo but i still like it!
That's a really cool bike! I hope the bring it to the US.
I think its a good chance but exactly when is anyone's guess?
Is it a full on production sample or just a design exercise for the Tokyo Motor Show? It looks like it could be a full on production unit and if it is it could be here sooner then we think. Its likely it can be brought in under the same EPA/CARB certificate that brought the Super Cub and Monkey in. So its just a matter of putting on the DOT stuff and then importing it and marketing it. Honda is a little slow but i did hear they were trying to speed things up. So maybe 6 to 12 months away from them showing up at dealers!
Just got back from the DMV paid $468 in tax/fees. Man CA wants to squeeze every bit out of you.
Unless you are pulling a sled with the dressed out meat from a moose, you will not need low range...
According to two websites which have picked up the story, the CT125 is still "officially" a concept bike.
If you are picking through rocky or uphill terrain and you don't want to place a lot of load on your engine a low range would be great.
I zip tied it for now, wondering if that's sufficient or if I should make something else.
Curious which bike is more off road capable, the CT125 or Suzuki Van Van 200... obviously without respect speed.
Let's say loaded with same weight of rider and cargo, with stock tires.
Compare: slippery mud going uphill;
Deep and loose sand;
Steep dry dirt/dust ...
Clearance and ability to criss cross boulders and deep ruts...
Which one can cross the deeper water crossing (air filter position, ignition, other electronics)...
For anybody still looking for a 2019 Cub: I stopped by Timbrook Honda in Winchester Virginia last weekend and noticed they still have one on the floor. They sold me one slightly below MSRP a few months ago, when they had four in stock. Honda's US distribution of these bikes doesn't seem to have been very closely aligned with local demand.
There is a slightly used one (around 250 miles) at a BMW/Triumph dealer in Salem, Va. Asking $3,495. Not sure if that's a decent deal or not. I was going to go check it out, but they wouldn't consider my Kymco Like 150i on trade. Salesman said they have had it since mid-summer.
G & C Honda in Shreveport, Louisiana USA has a used Super Cub with a couple of imperfections listed at $2,950. As I understand, a lady purchased it but traded back in after a low speed incident: https://www.gc-honda.com/inventory/2019-honda-super-cub-125-abs-shreveport-la-71105-10239706i
Well, how would anyone know, as there's no CT125's being sold in the US as of now?
I did at one point own a PowRoll 125cc stroker kitted 1971 Honda CT90 years back, and even with the bigger engine and power levels, the basic CT90 frame and limited suspension pretty much made really rough off-roading a challenge.
I used to own a Hodaka Road Toad 100cc back in the 1980's and it was twice the bike for off road and trail riding the kitted Honda CT was. Bigger ground clearance, very willing little 2 stroke that had a wide usable power range and a fifth gear that allowed it to ride secondary roads at over 50 mph while the engine sounded relaxed. Yeah it was a 2 cycle engine, but for an air cooled 2 stroke it was modern enough, it smoked, it made funny noises, and went like stink for a stock 100cc.
I like 2 strokes.
Having owned a VV200 and now a Super Cub, it is no contest, the Van Van is better off road.
Super Cub is not set up for off road at all.
We used hose clamps back in the days of the CT90, more better.