Report: The reborn Honda CT125 is actually going to happen

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.

11 thoughts on “Report: The reborn Honda CT125 is actually going to happen”

  1. It all comes down to projected sales- If Honda Canada believes the sales are there, they will eventually bring them in. The US will take all that Honda can produce. Canadians will have to make a lot of noise about this model. If enough people ask at the motorcycle shows coming up, and send in lots of requests, the chances are a lot better!

  2. Honda CANTada probably not sell enough Super Cub,Monkeys or CT 125 to justify the cost to sell them,
    it is run by accountants not people who like cars or motorcycle,its a business
    either that or they are incompetent ignoramuses
    The same thing is happening at Turdota(Toyota) CANTada

  3. Honda has been one of the leaders in recent years trying to bring new riders to the sport. If this bike doesn’t fit that philosophy, I don’t know what does.

  4. I would be the first in line to buy one…. if not two… one for myself and one for my wife to use around our cabin… come on Honda Canada. You need to bring this to the buyers.

  5. What the hell is going on with Honda or is it Canada? These are gems, the best thing to happen to economical transportation yet we cannot get it in Canada. NUTS!

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