It's back - Honda rolls out the new look CT125 and CT110
- By: "Prime" Ag News
- Sheep & Wool News
- Jul 12, 2020
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We look back to Honda’s classic CT series, a model that’s delivered plenty joy to people’s lives for decades; from fulfilling every day transportation needs of many families around the world, to delivering the mail to households around Australia with the CT110 ‘postie’ bike.
The new CT125 is certainly CT110 inspired, with many of the iconic touches that have become so familiar around Aussie streets.
With a 125cc, 1-cyl, 4-stroke engine, electric Start, ABS, LED lighting and a digital display, the CT125 is an ode to the postie of old, for a weekend cruise or as a commuter – its nostalgic charm is certain to turn heads anywhere it goes.
RELAXED TOURING OR DAILY COMMUTE
The CT125’s engine output characteristics focus on versatility. Offering a powerful dynamism of the mid/low speed range; ensuring an enjoyable riding experience for longer cruising as well as comfort in stop-and-go traffic on city roads. The engine is tuned to offer enough punch for uphill riding too thanks to the new 39T driven sprocket, even if riding with luggage. From punch to consistent smooth city riding, the CT125 offers agile performance, smooth clutch less riding and easy starting with both kick-start and electric start options available.
INTAKE AND EXHAUST
The CT125 adopts its own exclusive intake and exhaust system, in which the positioning of the air cleaner and muffler has been changed from those of the other current Super Cub series models. This enables the tuning of the exhaust duct calibre and shape with a longer intake length provided, and thus ensures an articulate pulse of the vehicle and makes the throttle really easy-to-use.
The CT125 is equipped with disc brakes for both front and rear wheels. With the adoption of A 220mm disc for the front and 190mm for the rear, offer adequate braking power even when you’ve got luggage on the back. There is also front wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) for added safety.
The CT125 chassis has been designed to adapt to a broader variety of situations and a broad variety of riders. It’s based on the common Super Cub chassis package, so its nimble and easily controlled but with an increased wheel base, seat height and upswept handlebar. All of these ensure you get better visibility so on your longer tours, you have great visibility and can enjoy more of the scenery in front of you.
Thanks to the CT125s large rear carry rack, the rear frame has been extended, by ensuring that the new head pipe and its surroundings have been reinforced, as well as focusing on the improvement of stability while riding on gravel roads. The frame has been optimized to meet the right balance between rigidity and flexibility to handle various traffic conditions including city streets or gravel roads.
The CT125 provides enhanced traveling and cornering stability with the adoption of the same type of top bridge and telescopic suspension commonly used for a regular motorcycle. Front suspension stroke has been increased to 110mm, up 10mm compared to the Super Cub C125, making gravel road riding a lot more comfortable.
Paint coating has been applied to the steel rims and stainless-steel spokes on both front and rear wheels. The front and rear tyres are 80/90-17 semi-block pattern with the focus of attaining a balanced performance that ensures the safety of every day riding around-town as well as weekend touring on gravel roads. Furthermore, both right and left steering angles of the handlebar are set to 45 degrees to improve manoeuvrability.
Echoes of the past
The traditional CT series were and still are distinctive and recognisable all over the world so it was only right that when developing the new CT125, we took the best parts of the old CT series and brought them into 2020. A modern take on a Honda classic aimed to keep as much of the original styling as possible. As a tribute to the series, the styling of the old is designed to harmonize with the modern lifestyle, just like the Super Cub C125. While simplifying the surface of each part on the frame, we carefully took the symbolic features of the CT series, including the upswept muffler, air cleaner cover, fuel tank, large carrier and steel front fender and created a balanced new image of the tough old CT entering modern times. The styling for other parts ranging from the turn signals to the handgrips also highlights the distinctive presence typically found in the CT series
TWO COLOUR OPTIONS
The 3D signature Honda Old Wing logo is used on this modern day CT125, echoing the original styling of the traditional series, like the Super Cub C125 and Monkey 125, the drop-shadow Honda logo―reminiscent of the former CT―is attached on the main pipe on both right and left sides of the bike. The CT125 is available in two colour options: GLOWING RED and MATTE FRESCO BROWN
All lighting on the CT125 is LED which makes them energy saving and ultra-durable. The large square indicators are a modern take on the original style CT lighting design.
ECONOMICAL FUEL TANK
With a fuel tank capacity of 5.3L, coupled with Honda’s fuel efficient air-cooled 4-stroke engine, you’ll enjoy a very decent cruising range so you can spend longer enjoying the ride and scenery before having to stop and re-fuel.
LARGE REAR CARRY RACK
The rear carrier which is 409mm wide and 477mm in length allows you to carry a variety of goods - tools, equipment or groceries.
Tandem steps are mounted to the CT125 to prevent you bumping your foot against the upper muffler and gives a little extra space or foot room. Pillion accessories optional.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY CHARGER
With the option to add a 190-watt charging socket, you can conveniently charge your mobile phone. The accessory socket can be attached to the left space of the meter.