C125 Super Cub
C125 Super Cub for Sale at Leongatha Honda Motorcycles in Leongatha, VIC | Specifications and Review Information
The Super Cub C125 marks the evolution of the legendary Super Cub; which has been sold in over 160 countries and in excess of over 100 million units. Now Honda welcomes a new chapter in the Cub's unique story with the release of the C125, designed for modern life in a busy city, its timeless design expresses value and universality and offers a new level of performance with a modern engine and updated handling ability.
A MODERN-DAY CLASSIC
The C125 is an evolution of the legendary Super Cub machine and the next chapter in its long history, designed for modern life in a busy city. Its timeless design expresses value and universality and offers a new level of performance with a modern engine and updated handling ability. Just like it was for our founder, the new C125 is designed to put joy and positivity into daily life - and will put a big smile on the face of every Super Cub owner whenever and wherever they ride it.
The Super Cub 125 is designed with one word in mind: universality. In other words, it has to be easy for a wide range of people to use. A key part of this ethos is the laid-forward 'S-shaped silhouette' which runs from the step-through space to the rear mudguard, making access on and off easy. There is a clean, high-quality look and feel to all the detail parts, with an elegant balance between the smooth, gently-curved body parts and the hard edge of the leg guards and front and rear mudguard tips. The rearguard is ultra-thin - and made of pressed steel rather than plastic - to help emphasize the classic 'S-shape' silhouette.
CLASSIC SUPER CUB STYLE
A key element of Super Cub from the first model is the 'unit' steering, which unifies the separate elements - forks, handlebars, and leg shields - into one cohesive whole. On the original machine the handlebars, shaped to be like the wings of a bird, were a tactile and welcoming sales point and the modern-day Super Cub C125 - with its forged, tapered handlebar wrapped in curvaceous moulded resin incorporating the switchgear and instruments - mirrors this motif.
Simple, robust, reliable, economical is the Super Cub C125 engine in a nutshell. The air-cooled two-valve fuel-injected SOHC 125cc unit has been enhanced cosmetically with a matte metallic-look paint finish and chrome detailing to give it a premium look, and also updated internally to improve the riding experience. Bore and stroke are set at 52.4 x 57.9mm, with a compression ratio of 9.3:1. The gearbox is a 4-speed unit and - in classic Super Cub tradition - gear changes are operated via an automatic centrifugal clutch, without the need for a clutch lever. This makes it the ultimate user-friendly machine, ideal for learner riders or anyone after an easy, carefree ride.
Engine noise is kept to a minimum by the use of helical primary gears and higher precision crank journal bearings. Bearings have been added to the shift drum for a slicker gear change; rubber is employed on the shift arm (also to reduce noise) and optimized clutch damper rubber reduces shift shock.
Rake and trail are set at 26.5°/71mm with a wheelbase of 1245mm. Front telescopic forks feature 100mm travel, the twin rear shocks 84mm to soak up bumps (10/19mm more than the C110) while elegant 17-inch cast aluminium wheels add stability and steering precision. Tubeless tyres are fitted, sized 70/90-17 front and 80/90-17 rear. A 220mm front disc brake and single-piston calliper is matched by a 130mm rear drum.
EASY TO HANDLE
Fun, easy handling has always been another Super Cub strength - it even inspired a Beach Boys song in the 1960s ('My little Honda'). To maintain its reassuring nature, but upgrade it for the 125cc specification, the Super Cub C125 started with the C110 tubular steel 'backbone' frame as a base. The rigidity balance has been tuned around the headstock and engine hangers, to optimize performance for the larger capacity engine while handlebars and seats are now rubber mounted. The footpegs also feature rubber inserts.
TOUCH OF MODERN TECH
A modern finishing touch is the Honda Smart Key; put it in a pocket and forget about it, the Super Cub C125 is live and good to go. It also controls the immobilizer as an extra theft deterrent and is equipped with an 'answer back' function whereby the indicators will 'blink' at the push of a button to make finding the vehicle easy in busy parking areas. And, with a nod to its forebears (and underlining its Honda history) a historical 3D 'Old Wing' logo crowns the Smart Key fob.
LED LIGHTING AND DIGITAL DASH
All lighting is contemporary and crisp LED while the instruments highlight the depth of the overall design with two lenses separated by dual chrome rings; the outer ring houses the sweep of the analog speedometer's needle plus warning lights, the inner an understated, digital display.
|ENGINE TYPE||125cc Air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke|
|BORE & STROKE||52.4mm x 57.9mm|
|FUEL SYSTEM||Fuel Injection|
|DIMENSIONS (LxWxH)||1,915mm x 720mm x 1000mm|
|FUEL CAPACITY||3.7 Litres|
|FRONT TRAVEL (MM)||90|
|REAR TRAVEL (MM)||91|
|FRONT||1 x 220mm disc, ABS|
|WARRANTY PERIOD||24 Months|