Super Cub Anniversary

History

1958: SUPER CUB C100

An epoch-making bike is born: the Super Cub C100. This first generation Super Cub featured a low-floor backbone frame, large leg shields, an automatic centrifugal clutch 3-speed transmission, and an air-cooled 4-stroke OHV engine.

1958

1962: Honda CA100

The Honda CA100 made Honda bikes a part of North American culture. The U.S. model differed from its Japanese counterpart, seating two and lacking turn indicators. This model is featured in the “Nicest People” campaign that was launched the following year.

1962

1966: SUPER CUB C50

OHC engine introduced, opening the path to the current engine design. Safety performance is enhanced with larger lights such as flashers and tail lights, and the design is revamped while inheriting C100 taste.

1966

1978: SUPER CUB C50

Improvements in details such as a quiet exhaust sound, improved low- to mid-rev torque for an easier, powerful ride, and an easier-to-use shift pattern make the world’s most practical bike even better. Customers were especially pleased that early morning newspaper or milk delivery, and late night telegram delivery was made easier.

1978

1981: CT110

A functional and easy-to-handle trekking bike for casual touring to enjoy the splendor of nature, such as the woods or mountains. Apart from riding easily and enjoying nature, this model, fondly known as the “Hunter Cub,” was a bike with a new sensation, ideal for a wide range of riding, such as touring or suburban riding.

1981

1983: SUPER CUB 50 SUPER CUSTOM

This model was the first Super Cub equipped with a newly designed engine that realized an astounding fuel economy of 180km/l.

1983

1991: SUPER CUB 50 STANDARD

Design changes included a new front cover emblem and stripes, and white side cover matching the leg shield instead of red, and functionality was enhanced with a mechanical fuel meter, among other features.

1991

1998: C100 BIZ

Due to Brazilian customers considering hand-carrying luggage while riding not to be cool, Honda developed this model with a smaller rear wheel, giving birth to a smart new Cub that retained its performance while increasing stowage capacity.

1998

2003: WAVE125

This model is widely popular in South East Asia, especially Thailand. The versatile Wave 125 can be used for work or play.

2003

2007: SUPER CUB 50 STANDARD

This model enhanced usability and reduced uncertainty of punctures, equipped with Honda’s original Tuff-up Tube technology, consisting of a dual layer tube injected with anti-puncture fluid.

2007

2017: SUPER CUB 50

The headlights, returning to a round design, feature LED lights for the first time in the Super Cub series. This model marries advanced technologies with traditional Super Cub styling, such as its emblem embedded with a logo reminiscent of the original Cub, positioned on the front.

2017

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