Honda Super Cub and 50cc Honda Cub - The Volkswagen Beetle of Motorcycles!
A very clever design: the Honda Super Cub was the combination of a moped and a scooter. It attracted many people due to its friendly and non intimidating look. People who before had felt threatened by bigger motorcycles, approached and adopted this model very quickly.
It was a versatile motorcycle and had enough power to carry two passengers or a passenger with luggage. Its large diameter tires and wide seats made the ride almost as comfortable as the touring bikes from that time.
>> Honda 50cc Cub and Super Cub FACTS
- In 1952 Honda built 7000 units of this bike which represented the 70% of the entire production of Japanese motorcycles for that year.
- Thanks to this model Honda Motorcycles were absolute market leaders during 1953 and 1954.
It's worth mentioning that those were very competitive days. There were many manufacturers competing for a very fast growing and demanding market.
- The Honda Super Cub was the equivalent of the Ford T or the Volkswagen Beetle for automobiles. As of 1992 Honda Motorcycles had built 20 million of these machines.
- The Honda 50cc Super Cub was exported to 120 countries.
As the Volkswagen Beetle, the Honda Super Cub didn't change much through time. Just take a look at the technical data below:
1959 Honda Super Cub Specifications
-> Four stroke horizontal engine.
1992 Honda Super Cub Specifications
-> Four stroke horizontal engine.
Enjoy the ride!
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