Alas, the SYM Symba has been discontinued. After over 40 years, SYM has ceased manufacturing their well-made and somewhat unique version of the Super Cub. It had been available in the US since 2009, to the delight of stalwart Cub fans - but now that has come to an end. The Symba had been the only Cub available in the US in recent years from a reputable manufacturer (you can find cheap clones from dodgy Chinese manufacturers, but they are generally garbage), so now it's back to restoring '59 - '83 Hondas!
A bit of background about SYM: known as San Yang Motorcycle in Taiwan, the company manufactured Honda motorcycles and automobiles there under license by Honda from 1961 to 2002, after which Honda entered the Taiwan market directly and SYM went on their own, designing and manufacturing scooters, motorcycles, and Hyundai automobiles (under contract with Hyundai). They took the Cub design under their own engineering wings, renaming it the "Symba" and enhancing and improving the bike through the years. They added power (110cc), comfort (telescopic front fork), and modern technology (the domestic model in Taiwan was fuel-injected), but kept the monocoque underbone frame and Cub appearance. As of 2015, the Symba actually looked more like the classic Cub than Honda's version (OMG. Super UGLY! Google it.).
Farewell, faithful, reliable, simple, and elegant friend!
Note: There may still be some bikes in stock at SYM dealers, so if you had been considering buying one, better do it now! Go to Alliance Powersports to find a local dealer.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
I don't know how this "Supercub sighting" slipped by, but here we have a C102 featured in a 1967 episode of, "The Monkees". Actually, there are two in the show - one "normal" one and another modifed to appear as though its doing a wheelie (if you look closely you can see it's on a dolly). If you'd like to watch the episode, it's on Youtube.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Friday, December 27, 2013
Pictured here is the CC110, dubbed the, "Cross Cub" to convey the crossover design that aims this bike at both street off-street (trail) markets. Unlike the CT series of yesteryear, it features an optional legshield (see last frame), turn signals, fuel-injection and an electric start. For trail appeal, it has the familiar up-swept exhaust (although with a new, more integrated look), aggressive street/trail tires, a rear rack, and a protective cage around the headlight. The old CT-series colors are back as well - yellow and red. Sa-weet! Click here to view a Youtube video walk-around.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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