Honda Bringing Monkey and Super Cub C125 to the U.S.
Pocket-Sized Fun To Appeal To The New Generation Of Ridersby Allyn Hinton, on
Just announced, Honda is bringing their iconic Monkey and Super Cub C125 to the U.S. market for the 2019 model year. Both bikes have deep roots in Honda history and both were unveiled as concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
Continue reading for more on the Monkey and Super Cub.
This cheeky little monkey (punpun) is quite a nice bike, just in a pocket-sized package.
The newest — or one of the oldest, depending on how you look at it — member of the "Z" series, the Monkey started as novelty transportation at a Japanese amusement park almost 60 years ago. Today, it joins the Grom as a small-displacement bundle of fun powered by a 125 cc engine. Lest you think it is a toy, note that it can include a really nice electronics suite that includes ABS and IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), as well as front and rear disc brakes, LED lighting, and inverted front forks as standard. This cheeky little monkey (punpun) is quite a nice bike, just in a pocket-sized package.
Availability looks to be in October of this year. The non-ABS model will be available for $3,999 in Banana Yellow or Pearl Nebula Red. The ABS model will cost a couple of bills more and come only in Pearl Nebula Red.
Honda Super Cub C125 ABS
The Super Cub appeals to this new upcoming generation of buyers that demand a pragmatic approach to transportation.
Just before the Monkey was zipping folks around the amusement park, the Super Cub C100 was enticing riders with its carefree design and no-nonsense performance. So iconic is this little ride, the Beach Boys hit "Little Honda" was written about it and last year Honda’s Super Cub production reached 100 million units.
Absent from our shores since 1974, the Super Cub appeals to this new upcoming generation of buyers that demand a pragmatic approach to transportation. With a 125 cc powerplant and fuel-conscious operation, the Super Cub comes with modern touches such as fuel injection and ABS brakes.
Available starting in January 2019, the Super Cub C125 will probably start about $3,600 and come in Pearl Niltava Blue.
See our review of the Honda Monkey.
See our review of the Honda Grom.
Honda Super Cub C125
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