Honda-The Power of Dreams
Cumulative Global Production of Cub Series Motorcycles Reaches 60 Million Units

TOKYO, Japan, May 21, 2008–Cumulative worldwide production of Honda Cub series motorcycles*1 reached the 60 million-unit milestone at the end of April 2008. Honda Super Cub C100, first introduced in Japan in 1958, has gained worldwide acceptance both as a business-use motorcycle and for daily transportation, and has been being enjoyed by customers in more than 160 countries around the world. This August will mark the 50th anniversary of launching of Honda Cub series.

Super Cub C100   Super Cub 50 Standard (Japan 2007)

Super Cub C100
(The first generation model in Japan 1958)
 
Super Cub 50 Standard (Japan 2007)


Wave 125i (Thailand 2006)

Wave 125i (Thailand 2006)


When Super Cub was originally launched, the 2-stroke engine was the mainstream power plant for motorcycles. However, the first generation Honda Super Cub C100 was equipped with an innovative and high-performance 50cc 4-stroke engine which was highly economical and durable. Super Cub C100 also achieved creative and unique designs including the low-floor backbone frame which enhanced the ease of getting on and off, a centrifugal clutch system which required no clutch operations, and the installation of a large plastic leg shield which reduced the amount of dirt splatter and wind experienced by the rider. Since the introduction of the first generation model, the basic design and concept have remained virtually unchanged, and the unique style has been passed on even to current models.

In regions outside of Japan, such as Asia, the Honda Cub series has evolved to accommodate the unique culture and diversifying customer needs in each country. In Japan, an electronically-controlled fuel injection system, Honda’s PGM-FI*2, was installed on Super Cub in 2007, enhancing the environmental performance of the model. Demonstrated by these examples, Honda Cub has been continuously advancing throughout the world.
*1 Honda motorcycles which fulfill certain conditions including, 49cc-125cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine, engine type, frame (low-floor backbone frame), exterior (leg shield) and tire size lager than 14 inches, etc.
*2 PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) is a registered trade name of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Exports of Super Cub began in 1959 with the first destination being the U.S., and production in regions outside of Japan began in 1961 in Taiwan, with production based on component parts sets. Since that time, based on Honda’s long-standing commitment to “build products close to the customer,” local production began in many other countries. The Honda Cub series is currently being produced in 15 countries around the world.

Production Results of "CUB" series
As of April 30, 2008
Year Production Unit Cumulative Production
1958 (Jan-Dec) 24,195 24,195
1959 (Jan-Dec) 167,443 191,638
1960 (Jan-Dec) 564,365 756,003
1961 (Jan-Dec) 661,398 1,417,401
1962 (Jan-Dec) 790,012 2,207,413
1963 (Jan-Dec) 889,005 3,096,418
1964 (Jan-Dec) 822,719 3,919,137
1965 (Jan-Dec) 790,396 4,709,533
1966 (Jan-Dec) 700,296 5,409,829
1967 (Jan-Dec) 526,238 5,936,067
1968 (Jan-Dec) 660,482 6,596,549
1969 (Jan-Dec) 601,441 7,197,990
1970 (Jan-Dec) 735,065 7,933,055
1971 (Jan-Dec) 625,884 8,558,939
1972 (Jan-Dec) 537,867 9,096,806
1973 (Jan-Dec) 469,732 9,566,538
1974 (Jan-Dec) 634,942 10,201,480
1975 (Jan-Dec) 493,855 10,695,335
1976 (Jan-Dec) 472,212 11,167,547
1977 (Jan-Dec) 558,634 11,726,181
1978 (Jan-Dec) 600,147 12,326,328
1979 (Jan-Dec) 520,447 12,846,775
1980 (Jan-Dec) 652,239 13,499,014
1981 (Jan-Dec) 680,523 14,179,537
1982 (Jan-Dec) 749,955 14,929,492
1983 (Jan-Dec) 595,673 15,525,165
1984 (Jan-Dec) 431,302 15,956,467
1985 (Jan-Dec) 475,649 16,432,116
1986 (Jan-Dec) 469,077 16,901,193
Jan-Dec 1987 & Jan-Mar 1988* 573,352 17,474,545
FY 1989 (Apr 88-Mar 89) 504,066 17,978,611
FY 1990 (Apr 89-Mar 90) 595,611 18,574,222
FY 1991 (Apr 90-Mar 91) 734,460 19,308,682
FY 1992 (Apr 91-Mar 92) 730,887 20,039,569
FY 1993 (Apr 92-Mar 93) 721,701 20,761,270
FY 1994 (Apr 93-Mar 94) 1,106,160 21,867,430
FY 1995 (Apr 94-Mar 95) 1,142,531 23,009,961
FY 1996 (Apr 95-Mar 96) 1,379,099 24,389,060
FY 1997 (Apr 96-Mar 97) 1,523,897 25,912,957
FY 1998 (Apr 97-Mar 98) 1,550,872 27,463,829
FY 1999 (Apr 98-Mar 99) 886,407 28,350,236
FY 2000 (Apr 99-Mar 00) 1,230,443 29,580,679
FY 2001 (Apr 00-Mar 01) 1,269,734 30,850,413
FY 2002 (Apr 01-Mar 02) 2,272,227 33,122,640
FY 2003 (Apr 02-Mar 03) 3,604,815 36,727,455
FY 2004 (Apr 03-Mar 04) 3,636,067 40,363,522
FY 2005 (Apr 04-Mar 05) 4,808,979 45,172,501
FY 2006 (Apr 05-Mar 06) 5,370,285 50,542,786
FY 2007 (Apr 06-Mar 07) 4,588,614 55,131,400
FY 2008 (Apr 07-Mar 08) 4,725,048 59,856,448
FY 2009 (Apr 08 only) 506,142 60,362,590

*Fiscal year changed