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Custom Bike of the Day: Who Says Small Can’t Be Beautiful?

Honda Cub Transformed into the cutest scrambler

British-built Honda Cub scrambler proves that big isn’t always better.

Honda Super Cub Scrambler is the Business

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Lil’ Shredder
Started life as a Honda Super Cub C70

With over 100 million - and rising - built, the immortal Honda Super Cub is the king of cheap transport, familiar in every country in the world where there are roads and just as many where there aren’t any! It is, in short, the everyman of motorcycles.

It’s surprising, therefore, that so few have been customised. Well, maybe not that surprising, given that often people opt for something a little more hairy for their custom build; choppers don’t look great with a tiny engine lost in the frame.

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The Perfect Scrambler
Larger wheels, knobbly tyres, 125cc engine, stripped of bodywork: light and functional with style

The current custom bike trend is throwing up some brilliant new ideas on unexpected platforms and nowhere is this more evident than on this lovely build from the UK.

Based on a 1979 Super Cub C70 (meaning a 70cc single cylinder four-stroke engine), this ’scrambler’ build by Jack Lamburn of Scar’s Motorcycles, is the business. And, typically, we have to thank www.bikeexif.com for bringing it to our attention, as they do with any significant custom build from anywhere in the world.

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Practical
Panniers can be removed: looks good either way

All the relevant details can be gleaned in their piece on the bike, called Lil’ Shredder, here but, to summarise, this is what’s going on.

Larger wheels with off-road knobbly tyres alter the stance nicely, helped at the back by longer shock absorbers. The engine has been taken out to 125cc and set off nicely with a straight through exhaust.

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Clean and Tidy
Handlebars have internal wiring, leg shields hand formed from aluminium

There is a lovely nod to the original styling of the Super Cub with the leg shields, that were fabricated from scratch in aluminium by Lamburn and the whole thing is beautifully painted in deep metallic blue, with bronze powder coated rims.

It’s absolutely brilliant and almost too good to throw around on a dirt trail. But just imagine how much fun it would be on forest trails: light, nimble and perfectly fast enough.

I want one!

Again, thanks to www.bikeexif.com for bringing it to the world’s attention

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Motorcycling Contributor
Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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