There are a handful of motorcycles that truly make my heart sing. At the top of that list is the delightful little postie, the Honda CT90.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting with bated breath for news of the redesigned step-through to hit dealership floors. Well, breathe easy my friends. The all-new Trail 125 is joining Honda’s 2021 lineup and is slated for release this November.
Nearly sixty years after Honda introduced the first CT, the all-new 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS (CT125) makes its way to market this November with a healthy dose of practical design and hassle-free technology.
Debuted in 2019 as a concept model, the CT125 received rave reviews and ushered in a year of nail-biting moto-bloggers eager to get their hands on one (speaking from experience here). Honda expands upon the scope of the popular Super Cub C125 by strengthening the C125 chassis, increasing suspension travel and improving fuel range on the new CT.
The engine is the same 125cc four-stroke, single-cylinder overhead-camshaft design operating two valves, but with a high-mounted air intake and upswept exhaust that enhance low-end and midrange power. As with the Super Cub, the Trail 125 has a four-speed semiautomatic transmission. The engine guard adds protection from obstacles like large rocks and fallen GSAs that are too heavy to lift.
Honda’s designers maintained the distinctive look that propelled the purchase of hundreds of thousands of CT-series machines over six decades. With the launch of the Trail 125, Honda taps into the success of similarly nostalgic miniMOTO models to introduce riders to the joys of trekking on roads and trails.
Lee Edmunds, Senior Manager of Powersports Marketing for American Honda says, “the CT brand has a special history with the U.S. market, and it’s great to see it return with the Trail 125 which, like the Super Cub and Monkey, harkens back to a golden era of American motorcycling but with modern technology and reliability.”
The CT125 will initially be available in Glowing Red with an MSRP of $3,899. Needless to say, I can’t wait to take one for a spin and keep that golden era alive.
Photo Credit: Honda Motor Co.
Motorcycle Industry News by Eva Rupert. Follow Eva @augusteva.