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December 17, 2002

Total Super Cub Production Reaches 35 Million Units

December 17, 2002—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that total production of its Super Cub has reached 35 million units in the 44 years and three months since it first went on sale in August 1958.

The first-generation Super Cub, developed under the direction of company founder Soichiro Honda, was designed to be a new type of versatile scooter that anyone could ride with ease. At a time when 2-stroke engines were the norm, the Super Cub was fitted with a revolutionary, high-performance 50cc 4-stroke engine that offered superb economy and durability. The creative design also featured a low-floor backbone frame for easy mounting and dismounting, large plastic leg shields to protect riders’ legs from dirt and wind, and other innovations.

Since then the Super Cub has undergone many improvements, resulting in remarkable increases in both driving performance and fuel economy, but the basic design and concepts remain unchanged. Its original styling has made it the scooter of choice for business use—in fact, the name “Cub” has become synonymous with working scooters.

The Super Cub was first exported to the U.S. in 1959, and since then has been popular with customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. Currently manufactured in fourteen countries centered in the expanding motorcycle market of South-East Asia, the Super Cub is a practical scooter that enjoys a strong reputation around the world.

1958 - Super Cub C100

1958 - Super Cub C100

2002 - Super Cub 50 (Standard type)

2002 - Super Cub 50 (Standard type)

Total Super Cub Production

Year Production Total  
1958 24,195 24,195  
1959 167,443 191,638  
1960 564,365 756,003  
1961 661,398 1,417,401  
1962 790,012 2,207,413  
1963 889,005 3,096,418  
1964 822,719 3,919,137  
1965 790,396 4,709,533  
1966 700,296 5,409,829  
1967 526,238 5,936,067  
1968 660,482 6,596,549  
1969 601,441 7,197,990  
1970 735,065 7,933,055  
1971 625,884 8,558,939  
1972 537,867 9,096,806  
1973 469,732 9,566,538  
1974 634,942 10,201,480  
1975 493,855 10,695,335  
1976 472,212 11,167,547  
1977 558,634 11,726,181  
1978 600,147 12,326,328  
1979 520,447 12,846,775  
1980 652,239 13,499,014  
1981 680,523 14,179,537  
1982 749,955 14,929,492  
1983 595,673 15,525,165  
1984 431,302 15,956,467  
1985 475,649 16,432,116  
1986 469,077 16,901,193  
1987(Jan-Feb) 56,715 16,957,908 *
1987(Mar-Sep) 282,991 17,240,899 *
1987(Oct-Dec), 1988(Jan-Mar) 233,646 17,474,545 *
FY1988 504,066 17,978,611  
FY1989 595,611 18,574,222  
FY1990 734,460 19,308,682  
FY1991 730,887 20,039,569  
FY1992 721,701 20,761,270  
FY1993 1,106,160 21,867,430  
FY1994 1,142,531 23,009,961  
FY1995 1,379,099 24,389,060  
FY1996 1,523,897 25,912,957  
FY1997 1,550,872 27,463,829  
FY1998 886,407 28,350,236  
FY1999 1,230,443 29,580,679  
FY2000 1,269,734 30,850,413  
FY2001 2,272,227 33,122,640  
2002(Apr-Nov) 2,290,603 35,413,243  
  • *Figures up to and including 1986 are for calendar years. Figures for 1987 are shown by month due to changeover to a method based on the Honda fiscal year. Figures for fiscal 1988 (Apr 1988-Mar 1989) and after are calculated by fiscal year.

Overseas Cub Production Facilities

Country Facility Models produced
Japan Kumamoto Factory Super Cub (C50, 90), Little Cub, Postal Cub, Newspaper Delivery Cub
Philippines Honda Philippines, Inc. Wave125S(ANF125), Wave α(NF100)
Korea Daelinm Motor Co., Ltd. Citi Plus(C100)
Vietnam Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. Super Dream(C100), Future(NF110), Wave α(NF100)
India Hero Honda Motors Ltd. Street Smart(C100)
Indonesia P.T. Astra Honda Motor Astrea Legenda(C100), Supra(NF100), Karisma(ANF125), Kirana(AND125)
Thailand Thai Honda Mfg. Co., Ltd. Dream Exces(C100), Wave100(NF100), Wave125(ANF125), Dream125(AND125)
Malaysia Kah Motor Co., Sdn. Bhd. EX-5(C100), EX-5 Class1(NF110)
Bangladesh Atlas Bangladesh Ltd. C50
China Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd. Wave(NF100)
Mauritius Maurimotors Industries Ltd. C70
Columbia Fabrica Nacional de Autopartes
Afanalca S.A.:
C70
Brazil Motor Honda da Amazonia Ltda. BIZ(C100)
Mexico Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. BIZ(C100)