Honda Thailand reveals the 2021-model year Super Cub C125 at the 2021 Bangkok International Motor Show. After years of evolution, the current model goes back to its roots with a retro design.
It was said that it was Soichiro Honda himself, founder of the company, who conceptualized the Super Cub back in the 50s. The idea was to create a commuter bike that is stylish, inexpensive, and fun to ride. Back then, motorcycles were seen as machines associated with hooliganism, greasers, and rebellion.
Honda, who wanted to change how people see motorcycles and its culture, created the Super Cub. To help promote it in the US, where motorcycles were often associated with gangs, the campaign “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” was also born.
New for 2021
Though the overall styling of the Super Cub remains largely the same, Honda Thailand presented an eye catching matte black version. Besides the cool paint scheme, many of this scooter's features are also ready for the 21st century.
The new Super Cub C125 features an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine that is designed to offer great power for around-town riding but also fuel-efficient and quiet performance. Bore and stroke for the 125cc, SOHC two-valve engine is 52.4 x 57.9 mm, while the compression ratio measures 9.3:1, which also means that it can handle fuel with low octane fuels.
The new Super Cub C125 also features a digital LCD display, LED lights, with a headlight directly inspired by the first-generation Super Cub. The new Super Cub is also equipped with a 220 mm front disc with ABS, while the rear is equipped with a drum brake.
With Honda’s PGM-Fi technology, Honda claims the new Super Cub C125 can achieve fuel efficiency of up to 71.4 kilometers per liter with a range of about 286 kilometers in one top-up.
Will we get it here?
During the recent launch of the new XRM 125, Honda Philippines president, Susumu Mitsuishi, said that at the moment, Honda PH’s direction is to concentrate on the current model lineup that they offer. However, if the Philippine market demands such models, including this cub and the CT125, there’s a chance that they might bring them in.