With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seemingly come to a halt. As people are confined to their homes in a bid to curb the spread of the infection and keeping themselves safe, most of the major events have been cancelled. That includes the Tokyo Motor Show and the Osaka Motor Show. But Honda has already set up an alternative in the form of Honda Virtual Motorcycle Show.



Ever since the first few cases of COVID-19 surfaced, it has grown rapidly and has left the world reeling. No domain has been spared and in order to combat it, governments the world over have ordered the cancellation of any kind of mass gatherings, be it the sporting event like F1 and MotoGP or anything else. As such, The Tokyo Motor Show and the Osaka Motor Show have been cancelled as well.

Honda though has taken a different approach and has decided that the show must go on. Honda planned to showcase quite a few new models at the aforementioned auto shows and post the cancellation of those, they are taking things online. They are going to launch the CT125 and a few other models online contrary to their planned showcase at the motor shows. The event called, Honda Virtual Motorcycle Show, is scheduled for the 27th of March, 2020. In addition to the CT125, the Japanese marquee will also reveal the concept CBR250RR in a new colour scheme and also, a special edition of the Super Cub 110.

Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting models here is the CT125. We brought to you the details of the concept avatar a while ago. We all know that the Honda Cub is one of the most popular motorcycles in history. The Super Cub took that further. And the CT 125 takes matters off the tarmac. Super Cub + Scrambler treatment = CT 125. And just to let you know, this concept is not an entirely new idea.

Honda has a history of producing these 'Trail Cub" models and they started making these a few years after the Cub was introduced. Just last year, the Super Cub made its way to the US with revised styling and more displacement but the same fun factor that made it one of the most popular two-wheelers ever made.

The CT125 sees itself listed as CT125 Hunter Cub and we can't think of a name more apt! There are a lot of visual cues that solidify the light off-road credentials of the CT125. The engine compartment is opened up which massively distinguishes the CT 125 from the Super Cub. Another change is the high-mounted exhaust which lends it the scrambler look and feel. A steel fender, the luggage rack at the back and the multipurpose tyres complete the Super Cub's transformation into CT 125.

The Hunter Cub will be launched only in Japan at first but expect it to make its way into other markets as well. How about India? Highly unlikely... at least when the CT125 Super Cub is concerned. Some other models though... maybe.

You can watch the event here.