Honda ST125 Dax gets official release date and price in Japan

On March 14, 2022, we got a very pleasant surprise in the form of Honda unveiling the ST125 Dax in Europe as a 2023 model. to the trio of Japanese motorcycle shows that were on the spring 2022 schedule. Then Honda was like “you’re all looking here, so let’s show something on the other side of the world instead”, and voila!

Of course, this reveal was made knowing that the ST125 Dax would be making its official world debut in three-dimensional form at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show, which would soon follow that March 14 initial look across all promotional materials. Since we are not in Japan, unfortunately we have not yet seen this bike in person, but of course there is always hope.

As of March 24, 2022, there are even more reasons for hope. To be clear, it was certain that the Honda ST125 Dax would see a release in Japan. The only real question, once it was confirmed that this bike actually exists in something other than our hearts, was when this release would happen. Fortunately, Honda has now announced that the new ST125 Dax will see a Japanese market release on July 21, 2022.

For the Japanese market, the MSRP will be 440,000 yen, which equates to approximately $3,607 at the current exchange rate. Colors available as, in Europe, will be Pearl Nebula Red or Pearl Cadet Blue. Incidentally, this price includes the Japanese consumption tax of 10%, which applies to new vehicle sales in general. Honda also states that this is a suggested retail price, and not necessarily what dealers may charge for the motorcycle. It’s all in the fine print, along with the usual advice that associated costs like insurance and registration aren’t included either.

When will Honda bring the ST125 Dax elsewhere in the world? Unfortunately, we don’t know those details yet, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we know. In the meantime, if you suddenly hear a shout of joy coming from the Chicago or Detroit offices of RideApart, know that it could very well be Daxsign and prepare yourself accordingly.