Honda has introduced the new 2020 model year Honda CT 125 also marketed as the Honda Hunter Cub in the international market. The Honda CT 125 Hunter Cub has been launched in the Japanese market and is slated to be released on 26 June 2020.
Honda positions the motorized bicycle (Moped) as a means of transportation to be used within the city as well as on trails and various outdoor activities such as touring and camping. The Honda Hunter Cub boasts a 5.3-litre fuel tank for long-distance touring. The Honda Hunter Cub claims to deliver 67.2 kmpl of fuel economy on the WMTC (World Motorcycle Test Cycle) which give the moped a range of more than 330 km on a single tank of fuel.
The Honda Hunter Cub is based on the C125 Super Cub and features rounded LED headlamps, LED marker lamps, square turn indicator lamps, LED combination tail lamps, rounded instrumentation, upright handlebar, large rider seat, luggage rack on the rear for enhanced luggage carrying capacity, wide fenders etc.
The Honda Hunter Cub also features a side-slung high mounted exhaust with silver finish perforated heat shield, a high mounted air cleaner for water wading capabilities, optimising its ground clearance during trail riding and a metal bash plate to protect the engine from stone kick-ups while traversing rough terrain.
The Honda Hunter Cub is powered by a JA55E 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke OHC electronically controlled fuel injected (PGM-FI) engine that produces 8.8 PS of power and 11 Nm of torque matched to a 4-speed return type gearbox. The Honda Hunter Cub comes with a backbone chassis with reinforcement around the head pipe and added structures around the pivot point for rigidity and balance between a range of urban riding and off-road adventure touring.
For cycle parts, the Honda Hunter Cub rides on 110mm travel telescopic front forks with rubber gaiters for protection, twin coil-spring type oil damped rear shock absorbers, hydraulically operated disc brakes on both the front and rear armed with a single-channel ABS on the front to allow rear wheel sliding while off-road. The Honda Hunter Cub comes with 80/90 rubber on 17-inch steel rims with stainless steel spokes and a ground clearance of 165mm to glide over rough patches.
The Honda Hunter Cub/CT 125 is available in two colour options – Glowing Red and Matt Fresco Brown.
The Honda Hunter Cub has been launched at the base price of JPY 400,000 which converts to INR 2,82,000.
*Japanese Yen to Indian Rupee Conversion at live mid-market rates, for informational purposes only.