Honda is updating its most successful two-wheeler ever, the Super Cub, bringing a restyling to both the 50 cc and 110 cc models.
Originally introduced in 1958, Honda has sold 100 million Cubs in the decades since; more than half of those have been sold since 2005, when Honda hit the 50 million mark. It’s the most popular motorcycle in the world, and if you counted in the knock-offs built by other Asian countries, the number would be even more impressive.
For 2018, the Super Cub is getting a visual update, with lines that bring back recollections of the original model from the 1950s. It’s still powered by an air-cooled single-cylinder motor, the trusty 49 cc or 109 cc unit that Honda perfected years ago. And hey, check out those drum brakes, front and rear! But the bikes have EFI, LED lighting, new instruments, and come in a Pro version, with 14-inch wheels instead of the standard 17-inch hoops. The Pro look is enhanced by the addition of a shopping basket up front, which we’re sure is Ed March-approved. Maybe he was a consultant on this re-design?
Honda Canada hasn’t said anything about bringing this bike back to our shores, and frankly, we can’t see that ever happening. But maybe that new Grom-based Cub could be here soon? Stay tuned.