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    Honda is bringing back the Trail 90/110, in the form of the Trail 125. Not cheap, though. Here is an interesting story that talks about the Australian Postie Bikes as a lead-in to this new model: https://newatlas.com/motorcycles/honda-trail-125-ct125/




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    It'd be fun to be the first in your neighborhood to have one. I remember seeing guys on heavily loaded 110's out touring before there was ADV bikes.
    I had a '63 Yamaha step through frame trail bike. 2 Stroke though.
    A red beauty like this https://www.google.com/search?q=1963...-oM%252CVK2hs1
    I have a picture of me getting air in a housing development in Cal City Ca. It was only 50cc but fun.

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    One of my riding friends has a C90, along with 23 other motorcycles. Photo attached.
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    I've had 3 Honda CT110s. Great little unbreakable bikes. Carburetors on all 3.

    I'm not a fan of the newer Chinese-made NBCs, but I understand that these latest 125cc FI bikes are made in Japan. A more modern version of an iconic machine.

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    Here is a photo of the Australian version of the Trail 125, called the Hunter in that country. Selling price is something like $7,600 AU. Not a bad color, but I think I would prefer a red or yellow one.
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    Looks like red will be available in Australia

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    Anyone remember which little bike had a 2nd sprocket mounted and all you did was add/subtract a chain section to make it work?
    Oh, one bike had a transfer case with a movement of a lever the gear ratios were changeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    Anyone remember which little bike had a 2nd sprocket mounted and all you did was add/subtract a chain section to make it work?
    Oh, one bike had a transfer case with a movement of a lever the gear ratios were changeable.
    There were a couple of small off-road motorcycles in the 1960's that had a larger sprocket overlay that could be removed to allow a higher top speed for road work. I also think that one had different sized sprockets on each side of the wheel and you could just remove the rear wheel, flip it over and use the larger sprocket for off-road usage. In those days all chains were clipped together and you could carry a piece of longer chain in your too box and easily make the stock chain longer. I think Honda had a 900cc cruiser motorcycle that used a 4 or 5-speed gearbox with a transfer case that allowed the overall gear ratio to be changed with the flip of a lever. Lots of good ideas back then, but apparently the market just wasn't buying them in enough numbers to make the good ideas pencil out. Like fully-enclosed chains running in grease or oil.
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    Here is a short Youtube video showing closeups of the new Honda CT125 Hunter, including an intro with a drone flyover of canola fields in bloom and ending with a few photos of that big red tourist trap rock in the center of Australia. I have heard that it may be a few more months before this model arrives in North America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwLR...ature=youtu.be
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    Here is the latest news regarding the Honda Trail 125 version that will be imported into the U.S. starting in November. The price seems fair, but I bet many Honda dealers will add $$$ to the MSRP as they have done with other new Honda 125 models, at least around here. https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...5-coming-to-us
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