Honda Publicizes Path 125 for 2022, and Grom for 2023


Honda brings back the Trail 125 to its miniMOTO range for the 2022 model year.

Honda brings again the Path 125 to its miniMOTO vary for the 2022 mannequin yr. (American Honda/)

Though we’ve seen most of Honda’s miniMOTO lineup already rolled out for the 2022 mannequin yr—in truth, the upgraded Tremendous Cub and Monkey fashions have been introduced waaay again in the summer season of the final yr, with the Grom getting a good earlier discover—it appears there was one beginner lacking.

The absence of the Path 125 within the 2022 portfolio has now been addressed with an official announcement from Honda telling us the beloved little rock crawler will probably be again this yr, and obtainable in sellers any day now.

Although the Trail 125 is based on the Super Cub, it’s got more robust suspension and some engine protection.

Though the Path 125 relies on the Tremendous Cub, it’s acquired extra sturdy suspension and a few engine safety. (American Honda/)

As anticipated, there are not any adjustments to the Tremendous Cub-derived, rural-friendly runabout this yr, however, that’s OK—the Path 125 was already hailed as an enjoyable, well-designed two-wheeler even in idea type, earlier than its debut as a manufacturing mannequin in 2021.

As on final yr’s bike, you get the identical 125cc four-stroke single-cylinder overhead-camshaft design from the Tremendous Cub, however with a high-mounted air consumption and exhaust and a three-tooth-larger rear sprocket to assist increase low-end and midrange energy.

And just like the Tremendous Cub, the Path 125 has a four-speed, no-clutch, semi-auto transmission and a step-through body, however not like its donor bike, the Path provides extra sturdy, longer-travel suspension, an engine guard for defense, and a built-in baggage rack. There’s even front-wheel ABS and an electrical starter.

Associated: 2022 Honda Grom Evaluation

High-mounted air intake and upswept exhaust along with built-in luggage rack give it an advantage in rougher trails.

Excessive-mounted air consumption and upswept exhaust together with a built-in baggage rack give it a bonus in rougher trails. (American Honda/)

With the Path 125, Honda has revived fond recollections for these of us conversant in the unique CT/Path sequence final made for the States again in 1986, however, it additionally upgrades the previous with a sensible design and hassle-free know-how making it splendid for informal trekking on and off-road.

As soon once more, there’s only one color choice this yr: Glowing Purple. Honda says the steered value is $3,999, only a slight enhancement over 2021, and availability is April.

The Grom is an early-release bike for the 2023 model year. Here it is in ABS trim.

The Grom is an early-release bike for the 2023 mannequin yr. Right here it’s in ABS trim. (American Honda/)

The following information merchandise is a little bit of a head-scratcher because it comes on the heels of an announcement for 9 different 2022 mannequin yr Honda bikes. We’re speaking concerning the super-early launch for the Grom, wherein Honda calls out “the undisputed emperor of the miniMOTO world and the spawner of a vibrant subculture of enjoyable seekers” as a returning mannequin for the 2023 mannequin yr.

We’re not solely positive why Honda’s launch schedule is such a large number, however, we’re nonetheless stoked to see the return of the peppy enjoyable bike within the Minamoto vary. As soon as once more, there are not any adjustments for the 2023 Grom, since the final yr’s mannequin acquired some fairly main revisions, with increased compression, new bore and stroke dimensions, and a reworked gearbox with an added fifth gear.

By 2023, the Grom will probably be obtainable in two trims. Go for the bottom Grom, and also you get a selection of black, crimson, or silver color choices and an MSRP of $3,499. Or go together with the Grom ABS, which comes solely in white and has an MSRP of $3,799. We are able to let you know from private expertise that, in both manners, it’s sure to be an enjoyable journey.

The Super Cub C 125 ABS is also back in the miniMOTO range for 2022. MSRP is $3,799.

The Tremendous Cub C 125 ABS can be again within the miniMOTO vary for 2022. MSRP is $3,799. (American Honda/)

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