For those who ever thought that Cub Home Honda in Thailand was toying together with your feelings with its breathtaking customs, you might have a fairly good case. The 2023 Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present is at present underway on the finish of March, and as typical, Cub Home rolled out one more distinctive particular version Honda minimoto to rejoice.
Again in 2021, we had the Honda Monkey Scorching Wheels version. Quick-forward to 2023, and now we’ve the Honda Dax Tamiya Restricted Version. The first shade is a beautiful blue that’s harking back to the very first Dax bikes again within the day, with Tamiya logos and particulars all through the bike. For those who’re on the present (otherwise you’re watching movies from the present), you may see that it’s displayed on a stand made to name a Tamiya mannequin field to thoughts. “1:1 Scale” and “Massive Scale” are proudly displayed bits of textual content on the pedestal.
Whereas the mirrors, headlight bezel, and choose different particulars are chromed, choose bits of matte silver actually serve to set the entire look off in a sublime method. The entrance fender neatly echoes the matte silver stripe on the primary physique of the Dax, which sits simply in entrance of the seat and varieties a pleasant backdrop for a full-color Tamiya brand. The warmth defend on the exhaust, in the meantime, shows a black Tamiya brand on the silver leg defend, with “ST 125” spelled out in daring, black textual content beneath. The leg defend is matte silver, whereas the exhaust behind it’s chrome and black. (There’s even Tamiya rim tape, you guys.)
There’s additionally a traditional Honda Motors wings brand in darkish crimson and silver that’s affixed simply forward of the Tamiya brand on the physique. As a substitute of paint or a decal, Cub Home selected to make this an precise badge—which provides to each the visible attraction and doubtless additionally the tactile attraction (we’d let you know for positive if we may contact one, however alas, for now, we’ll simply must be content material to imagine).
We have to speak concerning the right-hand aspect cowl, although. It’s matte silver, and the oval form neatly frames a particular Dax 125 badge that options radiating round whorls (harking back to a fingerprint, besides extra completely round) in black and silver, with the black Dax dachshund brand and a crimson ST 125 brand displayed aspect by aspect within the foreground. Is it a sticker? Is it an engraved badge with a tactile texture? It appears to be like as if it could possibly be the latter, and whether it is, that’s going to be very troublesome to withstand touching when you’re a fortunate proprietor of considered one of these. (Did you discover that the Dax doxie has doggles? Effectively, now you do.)
There’s additionally a particular brushed aluminum ST 125 badge affixed to the cross-brace just below the headlight up entrance, with a laser-cut ST 25 Dax doxie brand. It reads, “Particular Kind In Bangkok Motor Present 2023,” and it’s not clear if that’s just for the show piece on the present, or if a badge like this (maybe minus the BMS 2023 textual content) may additionally seem on the limited-edition model that’s delivered to individuals who pre-order considered one of these.
What’s the value? It’s ฿ 99,900, which is about $2,925. Since no type of Dax 125 has been launched within the US but, although, we must always most likely be used to gazing with envy from afar. Curiously, Japanese publication Younger Machine has additionally aimed some wistful glances Cub Home’s method over this explicit Dax, in hopes that it would discover its option to the Japanese market, too. You and me each, YM.