Super Cub 125 - what will you do to yours?

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  1. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    I will guess 125 mpg. Or, be satisfied with that. Very satisfied. Or, just read Fuelly Reports the Grom getting about 106-108. Wider tires? Gearing? Engine mods? Riding hooloigan all the time?
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  2. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life! Supporter

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    I hope this bike lives up to my expectations. But even if not, I'm having fun just thinking about it and where I will ride it what I will do to it.

    Like spending $2 on a lottery ticket and then dreaming of what you will do if you win!

    Someone will make one a trail bike and I thinking the forest service trails around here would be excellent for a trail model.
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  3. BUZZARD II

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    That's the thing Jersey. A Cub in the third world is daily transportation as well as a commercial vehicle, riding mud trails through the jungle. The leg shields knock the elephant grass out of the way. No need to wait for a trail model.

    Do you know RT. 21 in North Jersey? When that was being built through Passaic in the sixties I was there riding my Cub sideways through the mud, along the river. I'd
    get home and have to hose off fifty pounds of brown goop just to see the spokes. I know those Trail 90's have a huge following but that's a civilized, first world, disposable income, way of looking at it.

    Don't wait, beat that bike like the mule it is. That's what it was designed for.
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  4. JerseyBiker

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    Buzzard- you make a good point and I will surely give trail riding a good try with the stock bike to see how it does.

    Rt 21 was a daily drive for me when I was a teen. I know it well tho afaik it was built years before I could drive.
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  5. eric1514

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    I see rear foot pegs. Is there a buddy seat available?
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    time will tell
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    I already have a red milk crate in my basement to go on a blue cub with a red seat!

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  8. gogogordy

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    I dont have this on my radar....but if I did (a guy can dream, cant he?) a frontally mounted Rotopax, a large Shad topcase, and some well placed powdercoating would be the order of the day. Id also source a JDM rising sun rubber mudflap or two for it.
    Id rock that like the badass I am!
    (Exciting times at Honda IMO)
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    I have not seen a concept showing a rear passenger seat yet but since it has passenger foot pegs it must be available at least as an option. It would seem likely the production version would include the passenger seat as standard and the rear rack would be an option but at this point who knows??

    My dealer won't know much until it shows up on the order guide. About 20 inquiries on it so far and they went ahead and taken a few more deposits from customers they know well. They have about half the amount for the new Monkey bike but its tracking strong. Nothing beats the upcoming CRF450L as they have had A LOT of inquiries. Like in the 100's!
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  11. chazbird

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    Maybe in some less heavy set countries Honda will offer a long two passenger seat? Average non-clothed weight in the US for a woman and a man comes up to 350 lbs.
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  12. eric1514

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  13. CardinalDirection

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    I am absolutely stoked for the new cub, in my opinion there isn't much to want....Probably just an extended rack and a milk crate, gas can on a small front rack, a 12 volt charger and, my personal hang up, a keyed ignition and a kickstart kit.
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  14. JerseyBiker

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    Oooh, keyed ignition and kick starter would be nice.
    I'm leery of having that fob tho I will reserve final judgment until I see it in action.
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  15. CardinalDirection

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    Two same, I just like keys that are keys not plastic and a circuit-board. I recognize I might be a little unreasonable but its 125cc why get rid of the kickstarter on the first year back to the us?
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  16. chazbird

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    These days a kick starter with an electric starter might send a negative message to potential buyers. It's perceived as not modern, it's not sophisticated enough, the electric start may fail. And a kick start, like a car with a manual transmission, will be intimidating, if not bewildering. The electronic key may evoke similar non-rational emotions.

    Yes, I would like a kick start. And a traditional key. I don't think it'll happen.
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  17. longhaul747

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    I work in a car dealership currently and it amazes me how excited people get for the keyless start. It is a tiny bit more convenient and for the most part seems to work pretty well. The only common issue is when they key battery dies. I have seen cars towed in with the issue. Customers don't know that if you hold the key fob close to a certain spot on the steer column or dashboard it will work in most cases. I have seen a few times when the key fob battery was so dead nothing worked but this only happened a few times. Never in the 2 years I have been working here have I heard of a total failure of the system!

    I am confident the technology will work well as intended. I still feel its unnecessary tech especially in something like a Cub 125 but I don't think we will hear much about the system failing. Might not be a bad idea keeping the battery in your key fob somewhat fresh but hopefully Honda as a back up plan for when the battery fails.
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  18. CardinalDirection

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    Like I said it’s my own personal desire, I can see how in these times it maybe perceived as undesirable. A nice perspective check Chaz.
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  19. Dezzie

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    Super cub porn, for me, 10 and 17 for the win!
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    I like the electric key fob start in my Subaru because I can leave it clipped to my beltloop or bag. Not so sure about for a PTW though.
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