New Honda Super Cub

Evolution of the legendary

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The very first Super Cub C100 was introduced in 1958, Honda’s 10th year of existence. Designed by Soichiro Honda and his long-time business partner Takeo Fujisawa, its stated aim was straightforward: ‘to provide the joy of playing a useful part in people’s lives’.

The Super Cub C125 marks a new page in the unique story of a vehicle with such universal appeal that it has been sold in over 160 countries, and with such an instantly-recognisable look that it was the first vehicle in Japan to be granted a 3 dimensional trademark.

While the look does not deviate from the classic template, an increase in power and torque thanks to its 125cc engine helps keep the Super Cub ahead of city traffic; its automatic centrifugal clutch has also been upgraded to match the output boost and give ultra-smooth, quiet gear changes.

Simple, robust, reliable, economical; the Super Cub C125 engine in a nutshell. The air-cooled two-valve fuel-injected SOHC 125cc unit has been enhanced cosmetically with a matt metallic-look paint finish and chrome detailing to give it a premium look, and also updated internally to improve the riding experience.

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 optimised clutch damper rubber reduces shift shock.

Bore and stroke are set at 52.4 x 57.9mm, with compression ratio of 9.3:1. Peak power of 7.1kW is delivered @ 7,500rpm, with torque of 10.4Nm @ 5,000rpm; both power and torque curves are linear, with a healthy bulge from mid-range to peak. 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. The Super Cub C125 engine returns 188.4 mpg (WMTC mode), giving a range of approx. 152 miles from the 3.7L fuel tank.

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 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 rear guard is ultra-thin - and made of pressed steel rather than plastic - to help emphasize the classic ‘S-shape’ silhouette.

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 new Super Cub C125 – with its forged, tapered handlebar wrapped in curvaceous moulded resin incorporating the switchgear and instruments – mirrors this motif.

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 analogue speedometer’s needle plus warning lights, the inner an understated, digital display.

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 optimise performance for the larger capacity engine while handlebars and seat are now rubber mounted. The footpegs also feature rubber inserts.

Rake and trail are set at 26.5°/71mm with wheelbase of 1245mm. Wet weight is 109kg. 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 caliper is matched by a 130mm rear drum.


Colour Options


Pearl Niltavia Blue

Pearl Niltavia Blue


Pearl Nebula Red

Pearl Nebula Red



Representative example

C125 CUB 125 - Terms & Conditions
TypePCP
36 Payments of£69.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,399.00
Deposit£69.00
HUK Contribution£69.00
Amount of Credit£3,261.00
Final Payment£1,241.03
Final Payment inc Option Fee£1,251.03
Total Amount Payable£3,873.03
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage4,000
Excess Mileage Charge2p
Interest Rate pa6.60%

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C125 CUB 125 - Terms & Conditions
TypeVPL
36 Payments of£99.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,399.00
Deposit£108.91
Honda Deposit contribution£69.00
Amount of Credit£3,221.09
Total Amount Payable£3,741.91
Interest Rate pa6.69%
C125 CUB 125 - Terms & Conditions
TypeHP
36 Payments of£99.00
APR6.9%
OTR£3,399.00
Deposit£100.14
Honda Deposit contribution£69.00
Amount of Credit£3,229.86
Total Amount Payable£3,743.14
Option to Purchase Fee£10.00
Interest Rate pa6.51%


Specifications

Bore × Stroke (mm)52.4 × 57.9
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio9.3
Engine Displacement (cc)125cc
Engine Type (cm³)4 stroke 2 valve Air-cooled
Max. Power Output7.1kw / 7,500 rpm
Max. Torque10.4Nm / 5,000 rpm
Oil Capacity (Litres)1.0 L
StarterElectric
ClutchWet Type Multiplate + Automatic Centrifugal Clutch
Final DriveChain
GearboxConstant mesh
Battery Capacity (VAh)12V-3.5AH
Caster Angle26.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)1915 x 720 x 1000
Frame typeMono back bone steel pipe
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)3.7 L
Fuel Consumption66.7km / L
Ground Clearance (mm)125
Kerb Weight (kg)109
Seat Height (mm)780
Trail (mm)71 mm
Wheelbase (mm)1245
ABS SystemSingle Channel ABS
Brakes Front220mm, single disk
Brakes Rear130mm drum
Suspension FrontTelescopic
Suspension RearTwin Shock
Tyre Size Front70/90-17M/C 48P
Tyre Size Rear80/90-17M/C 50P
Wheels Front17 inch (17M/C X MT1.85) cast aluminium
Wheels Rear17 inch (17M/C X MT1.85) cast aluminium
Ignition SystemFull Transistorised
HeadlightsLED
InstrumentsDigital
Tail LightLED

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