Return of the Dax! Honda revive their long-lost model with new ST125 single

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After a 41-year absence from the UK, Honda have revived the humble little Dax.

Following on from the success of the Super Cub, Monkey and Grom on which it’s based, the ST125 is a cute mix of old and new.

Much like the original machine, a T-shaped pressed steel frame is the order of the day but little else is the same. Hanging from the frame is now a SOHC 124cc air-cooled single, with a centrifugal clutch and four speed manual box.

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The little thumper produces 9.25bhp @ 7000rpm and 8lb.ft @ 5000rpm, which astonishingly is enough to power it to a top speed of 55mph (even two up…).

Riding the Honda Dax ST125 on the road

Given the engine is so little, its fuel consumption is equally tiny meaning it can stretch its 3.8 litres of fuel a rather pleasing 149 miles.

The rest of the bike is what you’d expect on many a modern machine, just shrunk down, including a pair of 31mm USD forks, 12in wheels, LEDs all round and even a mini-LCD dash.

Given its diminutive size it should come as no surprise that the seat height is just 775mm, while it weighs just 107kg full fuelled! If you’re completely mad you can give it some vaguely practical functions with the optional luggage rack or heated grips.

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Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.