It's baaaack! The new-look Honda CT125 bike

Inspired by the 'postie bike', Honda's new CT125 ready to hit the market

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NOTALGIC RETURN: A revamped Honda CT125 is about to hit the Australian market.

NOTALGIC RETURN: A revamped Honda CT125 is about to hit the Australian market.

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Honda has revamped its popular CT125 motor bike.

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That cheap and nimble transport option, the Honda CT125, is coming back to Australia in the coming months.

And it will be available in two colours - matte fresco brown and glowing red - and sell for a manufacturer's list price of $6999.

The CT125 now joins the Monkey and the Super Cub as the latest Honda classic to get a modern-day revamp.

Honda's classic CT series was a two-wheeled workhorse for decades from fulfilling the everyday transportation needs of many families around the world to delivering the mail to households around Australia in its CT110 "postie" bike form.

A Honda spokesman said the new CT125 certainly was CT110 inspired with many of the iconic touches that have become familiar around Australian streets.

It's been beefed up though with a 125cc one-cylinder 4-stroke engine, electric start, ABS, Led lighting and a digital display.

A modern take on a Honda classic aimed to keep as much of the original styling as possible, the spokesman said.

FRISKY FRESCO: The revamped Honda CT125 will be available in matte fresco brown colour.

FRISKY FRESCO: The revamped Honda CT125 will be available in matte fresco brown colour.

"As a tribute to the series, the styling of the old is designed to harmonise with the modern lifestyle just like the Super Cub C125.

"While simplifying the surface of each part on the frame we carefully took the symbolic features of the CT series, including the upswept muffler, air cleaner cover, fuel tank, large carrier and steel front fender and created a balanced new image of the tough old CT entering modern times.

"The styling for other parts ranging from the turn signals to the hand grips also highlights the distinctive presence typically found in the CT series.

"The CT125 chassis has been designed to adapt to a broader variety of situations and a broad variety of riders.

"It's based on the common Super Cub chassis package, so its nimble and easily controlled but with an increased wheelbase, seat height and upswept handlebar.

"The CT125 has a 4-speed semi-automatic transmission for simple use and front suspension stroke has been increased to 110mm, up 10mm compared with the Super Cub C125, making gravel road riding more comfortable."

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