The Honda CT125 was one of the most-ogled motorcycles on last fall’s show circuit, and now, it seems like it will be manufactured soon.
The CT125 takes the same air-cooled 125 cc engine that Honda already uses for the Grom, the Monkey and other models, and adds an old-school CT-style chassis. The CT line was long one of Honda’s most successful, and though they haven’t been sold new in Canada for years, they’ve continued sales in Australia and Africa and other far-flung markets, where they’re used for delivery duties. This is especially true in Australia, where they’re known as postie bikes—they function as an iconic mail service vehicle. Most recently, Honda used a 110 cc horizontal engine in this bike, but there were models in the 50 cc, 70 cc and 90 cc brackets as well.
Here in Canada, they were popular with cottagers, and also outdoorsmen. Hunters and fishermen cared less about raw horsepower and loved the CT’s go-everywhere attitude, especially on models with the dual-range transmission.
The new CT125 will most likely not have that dual-range capability, but it does look fairly close to the rest of the formula. Motorcycle.com found these images in European Intellectual Property Office filings, and there’s been other paperwork dug up over the winter that seems to confirm this: It looks like the CT125 will indeed see production, maybe as early as the 2021 season.