The Honda Super Cub is the most popular motorized vehicle in the world’s history, it’s being updated for 2019, it’s headed for the US market … and it’s not coming to Canada.
Last fall, Big Red announced updates to its fantastically popular step-through (more than 100 million units sold, since 1958!). In November, Honda said it would start selling a C125 Super Cub, based around the same fuel-injected four-speed air-cooled single-cylinder engine that powers the Honda Grom. That announcement grabbed plenty of attention, especially as the Grom has earned lots of fans over the past few years due to its blend of goofiness, fun and reliability.
The interest in the updated Super Cub was enough to bring it back to the American market, with an expected MSRP of $3,600. That’s low, but an even better deal when you consider ABS is standard on US models.
That would work out to about $4,600 CAD if the machine came to Canada—but it isn’t. At least, not for 2019. That’s the official line from Big Red’s Canadian arm, and that’s it; there was no talk about the bikes coming here at some future date, or not coming here. We’ll just have to wait and see, but if you really want one, we’d suggest you start pestering your local dealer. The OEMs are certainly capable of changing their mind, if they think they can whip up enough sales to make importation worthwhile.