Friday, 09 July 2021 12:55

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Written by  Staff Reporters

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

Favoured for their ease of access and light weight, the commonly known 'postie bike' has been replaced with a reborn version of the CT 125, allowing fans to upgrade to something similar but a lot more modern.

The single cylinder 125cc features electronic fuel injection for rapid starting and smooth power delivery, a four-speed transmission, electric start, ABS, LED lights and en electronic display. An upswept muffler keeps it clear of dirt and mud, disc brakes front and rear bring thrings to a stop and reduce mainentance and the bike has a substantial rear carrier and front rack.

Detailed changes see an increased wheelbase and seat height and upswept handlebars for better rider comfort. Featuring suspesion used on much larger road machines, travel is 110mm, making for a more comfortable ride on rougher ground, while ground clearance is 165mm.

Weighing in at 120kg, the machine is carried on stainless steel wheels, supported with similar spokes and shod with 80/90-17 block pattern tyres for improved traction.

www.hondamotorbikes.co.nz

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