I Found My Next Bike

EricV

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The CT-125 is more appealing to me than the Super Cub. And more practical than the Monkey or Grom. If they gear it for a 65 mph top speed that would be nice too. Not as limited to secondary roads though I wouldn't want to spend a lot of time on the freeway with it regardless.
 

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It looks good, and it makes me wonder if the new model will have some of the same features as the original. Hi/low range transmission, and spare gas tank. The trail 90/110s command a pretty good price in the used market around here.
 
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It looks good, and it makes me wonder if the new model will have some of the same features as the original. Hi/low range transmission, and spare gas tank. The trail 90/110s command a pretty good price in the used market around here.
It does seem to have the high/low ratio for the transmission:

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I was surprised to see that.

trey
 

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I'll take two please. May have to pester the local Honda shop about this. As in, what's it take to pre-order?
 

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On the Monkey/Grom what impressed me the most is how "motorcycle" like they are. They are not toys that you would expect them to be. I was honestly shocked that I would consider riding one.

But I'm with @Sierra1 TW200 or a Suzuki TU250X for me as a run around city fun bike would probably be my first pick.
 

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If you're looking in the TW200/TU250X range, another similar bike to check out is the Suzuki VanVan 200.
 
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My first bike, after a long period of not riding, was a Suzuki TU250X. When I first saw the groms and z125 pros, my first thought was. "I would rather have another TU250X!". Mine was the red with silver frame (best looking version in USA)

I just bought the TU to be an around town bike. Something to commute on or run around. Turned out it was way more capable than I expected. I found myself riding to nearby towns on back roads. I suddenly had the desire to travel/tour by motorcycle. I made the mistake of trading the TU on the next bike. I sometimes think of picking up another used one, but they are not that common around here. Even though I am 6'1" and a little tall for the TU it was just simple fun. I even took it on a ride around the flint hills here with a group. Since all the roads were back roads and averaged 55mph I swear i was actually having MORE fun than the harley baggers and goldwing riders.

The CT125 above really peaks my interest if it really has the high/low transmission. When I was young teenager and learning to ride we rode CT70s and old "enduros" and thumpers. There is a strong nostalgia factor with the CT125.

Anybody following Ed March?
https://www.youtube.com/user/c90adventures/videos

Can't remember his name, but remember reading another epic ride on advrider on a guy who travelled on a "postie" (CT110). Started in Australia.
 

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I've been secretly hoping Honda would revisit this CT model as they did with the Super Cub and Monkey. Been shopping the originals for quite awhile but hard to find anything decent. New would be decent!. I can picture a His & Hers set of these. I'll bet even Mrs. Boondocker would ride this.
 

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My first bike was a ‘68 CT90. This new concept brings back memories. It would make a great RV bike. I’ll stick with my TU250 for now. It scratches the small bike itch for me.
 

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FWIW, I did order two CT125s from the local Honda dealer... sort of. You can't order them yet, but they know I want the first two they can get. At this point, it's looking like next year Fall, but time will tell.
 
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