Honda Announces New Off-Road Version of the Most Popular Bike on Earth

The Honda Trail 125 ABS is on the way

Honda Trail 125
The 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS.

In 2018, Honda made a bold announcement for American customers: its iconic Super Cub motorcycle would be made available in the United States for the first time in decade. The Super Cub C125 is wildly popular around the globe: a moderately-sized, affordable bike that’s tailor-made for travel within a city.

But let’s say you like the idea of paying less than $4,000 for a new motorcycle but are looking to spend a little more time off the beaten path? Turns out Honda has a plan for that as well. AutoBlog has news that Honda recently announced the 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS — what may be the ideal bike for someone looking to embrace off-road exploration.

As Ronan Glon writes for AutoBlog, this new model “benefits from more ground clearance, beefier tires, a model-specific suspension, a bigger fuel tank that unlocks more riding range, and skid plates to protect the engine from expensive encounters with boulders.”

The first models are scheduled to arrive in the United States in November of this year. The bike’s base price is $3,899, plus a destination charge of $190.

AutoBlog’s report on the new model puts its off-road capabilities into perspective. “Think of it as the Subaru Outback of the 125cc segment, not as a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with two wheels and a fork,” Glon writes. For a lot of drivers, that might be a perfect blend of price and performance.

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