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Honda Super Cub

Honda’s Super Cub just may be the most iconic machine to ever roll out of a Honda factory. First presented in 1958, the Super Cub has been in constant production ever since to become the most prolific wheeled motor vehicle in all the world. Displacement ranges from 49 cc up to 124 cc, and variations in the trim packages produced Honda’s earliest dual-sport models.

Honda Super Cub Generations:

2019 - 2020 Honda Super Cub C125

2019 - 2020 Honda Super Cub C125
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  • Honda Super Cub C125
  • Year:
    2019- 2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
    Super Cub
  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    125 cc
  • Top Speed:
    60 mph
  • Price:
    3649
  • Price:

Small size, maneuverability, and economic operation made the Super Cub the most popular motorcycle in the world

After much speculation and anticipation, Honda finally released the all-new Super Cub C125 ABS to U.S. dealerships in January 2019, and will carry over into 2021. This iconic ride brings the same 124.9 cc powerplant that drives the popular Grom coupled with a semi-automatic, clutchless shifter, and four-speed gearbox delivering the same ease of operation that helped to make the original such a hit. A disc front brake and ABS bring the classic design closer to modern standards, but the looks are straight outta’ the ’50s for a genuinely dated vibe that is impossible to imitate. Entry-level pricing provides the icing for this charming little cake in order to endear itself to that critical market segment, but I’d argue that this ride is good for more than just as a trainer.

 

Latest Honda Super Cub news and reviews:

This Custom Honda Cub Is Deep-rooted In Italian Suave

This Custom Honda Cub Is Deep-rooted In Italian Suave

Built by Bali-based Deus Customs, almost all parts you see here have either been tweaked or completely changed

Honda Cubs are so popular amongst custom bikemakers, that most custom examples based on the celebrated Japanese icon, are all starting to look the same now. So when a customer brought in his 1979 Honda C100 to Bali-based Deus Customs, they opted to take the road untaken with the build.

The result? A smashing custom Honda Cub that is deep-rooted in Italian suave!

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Honda Hasn't Forgotten Its Baby Mopeds: The Super Cub 110 & The Cross Cub 110 Updated For 2022

Honda Hasn’t Forgotten Its Baby Mopeds: The Super Cub 110 & The Cross Cub 110 Updated For 2022

Designed to be abused, the new engine and modern features make the package cheap, simple, and exciting to ride

After the Hawk 11 and the Dax 125, Honda has now taken the wraps off the 2022 Super Cub 110 and the Cross Cub 110.

For those of you who don’t know, both of them serve as go-to city mopeds for people who want a dutiful bread and butter urban runabout in several International markets including the automaker’s home market of Japan.

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2022 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS

2022 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS

The new engine has more power for what is a bonofide iconic ride

Honda’s humble little Super Cub maintains its position as the most prolific motorcycle in the world with yet another generation for MY2022. Reduced overall heft makes the new engine even more efficient than before for a net improvement in performance. Classic bodywork keeps it all under wraps while paying the appropriate amount of homage to the original design.

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Is This The Most Significant Motorcycle of All Time?

Is This The Most Significant Motorcycle of All Time?

The Honda Super Cub

There are many motorcycles that could be called the most significant for a number of reasons. What if I told you, however, that the most significant is also one of the most humble?

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2019 - 2020 Honda Super Cub C125

2019 - 2020 Honda Super Cub C125

Small size, maneuverability, and economic operation made the Super Cub the most popular motorcycle in the world

After much speculation and anticipation, Honda finally released the all-new Super Cub C125 ABS to U.S. dealerships in January 2019, and will carry over into 2021. This iconic ride brings the same 124.9 cc powerplant that drives the popular Grom coupled with a semi-automatic, clutchless shifter, and four-speed gearbox delivering the same ease of operation that helped to make the original such a hit. A disc front brake and ABS bring the classic design closer to modern standards, but the looks are straight outta’ the ’50s for a genuinely dated vibe that is impossible to imitate. Entry-level pricing provides the icing for this charming little cake in order to endear itself to that critical market segment, but I’d argue that this ride is good for more than just as a trainer.

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1958 Honda Super Cub

1958 Honda Super Cub

Little has changed in the last 60 years

Every once in a while a machine transcends the constraints of time and taste to become a modern-day legend, and Honda’s Super Cub is just such a machine. From its humble beginnings back in 1958, the Super Cub (aka Honda 50 or Honda C100) has, according to sales numbers, grown into the most popular motorcycle. Ever. Back in 2018, the line passed the 100-million-unit mark, and I am old enough to remember when McDonald’s had served fewer burgers than that according to their sign out front, so that is a lot of units around the world.

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Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit

A 1000 watt motor giving 28 miles of range

Serving 100 million happy customers, the Honda Cub is the first two-wheeler to cross such a mark. Now, the moped is being made at 16 plants spread across 15 countries around the world that serves customers in more than 160 countries. That is some mind-boggling numbers considering the popularity and logistics involved with the Super Cub.

Looking at the future, a Chinese custom house that goes by the name Shanghai Customs is offering their answer to the depleting dinosaur fuel and the increasing environment concerns - the eCub 2. It is a 1000 watt electric scooter that can make a swift 28-mile distance in one full charge. It also comes in a DIY kit to convert an existing Honda Cub to the eCub 2.

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More about the Honda Super Cub

Honda looked to cash in on the popularity of two-wheeled transportation in a post-war world when it hatched the plan for its new 50 cc commuter/delivery platform that would hide from view the unsightly wires, engine and frame. This would launch a model family of epic proportions with no less than 18 variants that would persist from ’58 through present day. Production numbers would exceed 100 million units as of 2017, and the assembly lines are still running to date. After a hiatus from U.S. imports, the Super Cub is once again available in the North American market, but it never let up in its main market among the Asian nations with large-scale motorcycle cultures.

Super Cub Facts

  • The first Super Cub prototype wasn’t drawn out on paper, but using a clay model, into which Mr. Honda himself had strong input, using some ideas from a fact-finding trip to Europe in 1956.
  • The first 1958 Super Cub C100’s low-floor backbone frame (for easy step-through), large leg shields (for protection from dust on unpaved roads), fully enclosed bodywork (to hide the engine and harnesses), seagull-inspired handlebar shape and blue fairing laid down a universal template for decades to come.
  • The 17-inch wheels (relatively large in order to handle Japan’s uneven road surfaces) were designed and made exclusively for the Super Cub.
  • The Super Cub has always used a four-stroke engine.
  • Engineers for the original Super Cub had to avoid the need for a clutch lever, so a delivery rider could carry a stack of Soba noodle boxes on the left shoulder.
  • Honda’s Suzuka factory was built in 1960 to help meet the demand for the hit product.
  • The Super Cub has been produced in 16 factories across 15 different countries, and it has sold in 160 different countries.
  • The Super Cub went on sale in the USA in 1959, with a sticker price of just $295. It paved the way for much bigger things for American Honda.
  • The "Honda 50" starred in the "You meet the nicest people on a Honda" ad campaign that changed the American perception of motorcycles to being appropriate for normal citizens.
  • The Beach Boys made it even more famous in 1964 with their song "Little Honda."
  • Introduced to South Asia in 1964, the Super Cub became prized family transport that neatly dealt with the overwhelming traffic of the ever-growing major cities.
  • The Japanese Patent Office awarded the Super Cub a 3D trademark registration in 2014, recognizing its shape and design as an iconic Honda product, and making it the first vehicle to achieve this status.
  • Original sales were projected to be possibly 30,000 a month, which was amazing at the time as total motorcycle production in Japan was around 40,000 units a month, but that ultimately proved to be something of an underestimate.
  • In typical, low-key Super Cub fashion, on October 29, 2017, a commemorative ceremony was held at -Honda’s Kumamoto factory to mark worldwide production of 100 million units.