Honda Super Cub C125 Back For 2020

The little step-through joins the Monkey in the miniMOTO line this year.

Honda’s Super Cub C125 model makes its way into the company’s 2020 miniMOTO lineup relatively unchanged from last year.
Honda’s Super Cub C125 model makes its way into the company’s 2020 miniMOTO lineup relatively unchanged from last year.American Honda Motor Co.

For 2020, Honda has already released a fair share of model announcements, but no cruisers as yet. But we’re stoked to have just learned that the Super Cub is coming back this year, joining the Monkey and the Grom in Honda’s miniMOTO category. Holy hell, has it really been a year since Honda brought back the little step-through single?

The Super Cub gets just a new red color for 2020 and a higher price tag, but it keeps all the friendly features, like a low seat height, convenient cargo hold, and semi-auto transmission.
The Super Cub gets just a new red color for 2020 and a higher price tag, but it keeps all the friendly features, like a low seat height, convenient cargo hold, and semi-auto transmission.American Honda Motor Co.

Last year’s return of the celebrated Super Cub to the US market—it was the model behind American Honda’s classic, game-changing “You Meet the Nicest People” ad campaign of the 1960s—proved to be a good call for Honda, with riders and regular folks alike sucked in by its throwback good looks and unintimidating presence.

LED lighting and a telescopic fork holding a 17-inch tubeless tire lead the way.
LED lighting and a telescopic fork holding a 17-inch tubeless tire lead the way.American Honda Motor Co.

Although its 60th anniversary was last year, the bike is back for 2020 in the same form—you get your classic Super Cub styling with S-letter silhouette and step-through design, all framing a simple and efficient 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine (that’s fuel injected). The LED lighting package along with the four-speed semi-automatic transmission return unchanged, and there’s even a rock-steady 220mm front single disc brake with standard ABS to slow those tubeless 17-inch wheels easily. For 2020, the Super Cub 125 is available only in that hot new Pearl Nebula Red colorway, and price goes up a touch, to $3,649. It’ll be available in December 2019.

The Monkey gets a new color for 2020, adding Glittering Blue as the other option to the existing Nebula Red. ABS is still available.
The Monkey gets a new color for 2020, adding Glittering Blue as the other option to the existing Nebula Red. ABS is still available.American Honda Motor Co.

As we mentioned earlier, also returning to the 2020 miniMOTO series is the grin-inducing Monkey, still rocking the flair of a fun bike but with a good dose of functionality too from the 125cc air-cooled single. A low 30.6-inch seat height, four-speed transmission, high-rise handlebar, and disc brakes make this beast a blast to ride.

There’s still an ABS option available (for $200 more), but the Banana Yellow colorway has been ditched this year (boo) in favor of a Pearl Glittering Blue hue to join the existing Nebula Red color. Price hasn’t changed for 2020, which means it’s still $3,999 for the standard and $4,199 for the ABS version (and still a bit overpriced in our opinion). You’ll see it in dealers in October 2019.