New Honda Cross Cub 125 for US Seems More & More Likely Now

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  1. BMWs2Dave

    BMWs2Dave Been here awhile

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    Notice that 2020 Cross Cub 125 has a front drum brake! yuck. that is primitive.
    It really needs a front disc brake.
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  2. bobbagum

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    It can't go to Europe without ABS, what about the US? does that mean front disc? The picture in the Japanese mag is just a mockup/photoshop obviously

    But out here in developing 3rd world country, people without proper training only use the rear brake, for fear of going over the handle bar in a stoppie should they lock up the front, damn near impossible on a 110cc cub, but what do they know? anyway once the rear brakes has worn out, instead of replacing the pads, they would swap it with the fresh drums from the front, meaning they don't need to buy pads for double the mileage, saving them a visit to the mechanic. Plus drums are better when the bike is loaded up anyway
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  3. hogmaine

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    :lurk Justa waiten' for the news
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  4. IndigoSwann

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    That is exactly what I'm thinking too - plus throw in a few little mini camping trips and we're cooking on gas!
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  5. longhaul747

    longhaul747 Long timer

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    Kind of surprised we have not heard anything!

    We have not seen an update for the 2020 Honda Super Cub yet either :hmmmmm

    Honda might be debating on what direction to go? This could take a while :augie
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  6. JerryH

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    If the Cross Cub is just a cosmetically restyled Supercub, it wouldn't do me any good. The load capacity of the Supercub is well below my weight. That is probably true for the old Ct90 and CT110 as well, but there are almost certainly built stronger than the new stuff.
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  7. IndigoSwann

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    Looks like the Cross Cub model that came out in Japan last year is a 110cc - I think at most in the US we would see a 125cc version that used the same motor in the Grom, Monkey & Super Cub. Doubt we would see anything different sadly
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  8. JerryH

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    110cc would still work fine, but it would have to be able to carry 240+ pounds. All I want to do is piddle around on dirt roads. I even considered the Grom and Z125, but they have a 32" seat height, same as my former XT225. Once on it, I was ok, after the suspension sagged a bit I could flat foot it. I just couldn't get my leg over the seat. I can't even completely flatfoot my Vespa GT200. But it is super easy to get on, because it is a step through. The rest of the world has underbone motorcycles. We have the Super Cub, and that's it. It is not rated for my weight, and costs way too much to take off road.
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  9. pmillar

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    Jerry - if the cross cub doesn't become reality, go find a CT90/110 and drop a lifan 125cc engine into it. Problem solved with no electronic trickeration. :1drink
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  10. JerryH

    JerryH To Each Their Own Supporter

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    That's a very good Idea and one I've been considering.
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  11. IndigoSwann

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    How hard would that be?
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  12. pmillar

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    I haven't done it but it has been done. If you search on ct90 forums (it's been a while) you can find people who have done it and provided some instructions. My recollection is you need to convert from 6V to 12V (maybe it's should, not have to?) and that the engine mounting bolts required an adapter plate. But please, don't take my fuzzy memories as gospel and search it out if you're interested.
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  13. CMS

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    Don't get the drum brakes on anything C110 or 125 or any bike built currently . Some Bicycles have disc brakes. cms
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  14. bikeridermark

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    Drum brakes on something that size would be OK with me, if it kept the price down.
    They stop my CT110 fine.
    As far as weight limits, after running around Vintage mc days this weekend, I saw some REALLY big people on some REALLY small bikes.
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  15. IndigoSwann

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    Looking at the Honda Japan site the MSRP of a Super Cub is 399,600 Yen or about $3,668 USD which is nearly on the money for the MSRP of $3,599 here. The Cross Cub is listed at 334,800 Yen - which would put the US MSRP at about $3,000 - now that, I think we all agree would be awesome. IF it makes it over here.
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    I get the drum on the rear of any small bike. Pads last forever! But up front I demand a disc.
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  17. IndigoSwann

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    Anybody spy any news on this? I keep looking but nothing new.
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    The Symba has drum brakes and they were fine. Very strong actually. Had no complaints about them. Worked just as well as any disc brake I had on any bike. The problem with most drum on most bikes is that they are too small. The Symba drums were big mechanical drums.

    The mechanical drum brakes were great. Very strong and controlled. Really surprised me. They were very big for the size bike. I have seen much larger bikes with the same size drum brakes...this the main reason whey drum brakes get a bad rap. Disc would perform poorly too if they were undersize.
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  19. longhaul747

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    Unfortunately I think it died for now. Always may pop up at some point again in the future. Also Honda can be really slow so it might still be happening but a few years from now. This is all based on nothing but I am sure if it was happening we would have more information by now. I do hope we see it at some point!
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  20. Oilhed

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    I'm sure we will see it running around Indonesia or the Philippines long before we get it here.
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