For over 60 years the Super Cub has provided straightforward, robust transport for millions around the world. It’s never followed fashion, but with the credibility of decades, has always set the bar in terms of usability, economy and downright durability. Oozing retro style, authentic to every nut and bolt yet thoroughly modern in every detail, it’s a scooter that’s as useful as it ever was. Now with a brand-new, air-cooled engine, giving more power and fuel economy and updated, smooth-riding suspension.
A Machine For Life
Just as it’s always been, the Super Cub C125 is built around the rider.
An upright, straight-backed riding position gives excellent all-round visibility, the seat uses high-density urethane foam for comfort and the handlebars are rubber-mounted. A new air-cooled, fuel-injected engine generates extra power with good-natured delivery. It’s also even more fuel efficient. And, just like the very first model, an automatic centrifugal clutch makes operating the four-speed gearbox twist-and-go simple. The tubular steel frame, telescopic forks, twin rear shocks (both with uprated springs) and cast aluminium, 17-inch wheels and tubeless tyres ensure dependable handling. Full LED lighting and Honda Smart Key are premium touches and for flexibility, the Super Cub C125 comes with a pillion seat ready mounted.
Originally designed for a solo rider, the Super Cub C125 now comes with a pillion seat and footpegs ready mounted. All lighting is sharp LED and the Honda Smart Key is a modern convenience; simply keep it close to the bike and you’re good to go. It also controls the immobiliser as an extra theft deterrent and has an answer back function – the indicators blink at the push of a button to help you find your Cub.
This is a scooter that works for you, and around you. And while it may look retro-styled, it’s all for a reason; the S-shape silhouette makes access on and off easy. The riding position gives you great visibility – just what you need around town – while leg guards provide ample weather and wind protection. For all-day comfort, the handlebars and seat are rubber mounted and the footpegs use rubber footpads for maximum grip and comfort.
Efficient day in, day out reliability
An all-new EURO5-compliant engine powers the Super Cub C125. Air-cooled, two-valve and SOHC, it is designed tough, easy-to-use and fuel efficient. There’s peak power of 7.2kW and amazing fuel economy – you could get a range of well over 200km from the 3.7L fuel tank. In classic Cub tradition, the 4-speed gearbox is operated via an automatic centrifugal clutch, so no need for a clutch lever.
Strong, dependable chassis
Surefooted, easy steering is a Super Cub 125 signature and the tubular steel backbone frame has been carefully manufactured to balance strength with feel. 100mm travel telescopic forks feature new springs improving control; the twin rear shocks also use new springs for a smoother ride on bumpy roads, while elegant 17-inch die-cast aluminium wheels and tubeless tyres add stability and handling precision.