The Honda CT125 concept bike that Mark saw at the Tokyo show seems likely to actually come to market.
The web-crawling sleuths at BikeSocial have been busily digging in the back corners of the Internet, and found Honda’s filed two different trademark applications for what appears to be this bike. Honda’s applied for the Hunter 125 and Trail 125 names in the US market (and, presumably, elsewhere in the world as well).
Does this mean we’ll see it in Canada? Hard to say. Honda’s selling its updated 125 Super Cub model (from which this is derived) in the US this year, but not in our market (at least it’s not on the Canadian website yet). In the US, the Super Cub sells for $3,649, just $300 more than the Grom. If those numbers extrapolated to Canada, we’d expect to see the Trail 125/Hunter 125 in a similar price bracket, perhaps around $4,500 MSRP.
If it was brought here, it would almost certainly sell, as the original CT models from the 1970s and 1980s are still extremely popular with their users. They’re getting harder and harder to find every year, as collectors snap up the good-condition examples, and backwoods hijinks are inevitably wearing out the others.