Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The 2010 Honda Super Cub - Could it Get Any Better?


We may not be able to buy the Honda Super Cub here in the USA, but it's still selling strong in Japan and Asia, and in 2009 Honda even undertook a major design update of the bike - going from the original pressed steel frame to a tube steel frame with plastic body panels to retain the classic look.  They also finally (perhaps taking a cue from SYM) updated the front suspension to telescopic fork, and added EFI.  Most importantly for hopeful American buyers, Honda increased the engine displacement to 110cc and added a 4th gear to the transmission.  That extra horsepower and gearing should make the 2010 Super Cub suitable for speeds of up to around 50 mph - about the same as the SYM Symba.  One can only hope that, with the success of the Symba here in the USA and Canada, Honda will see fit to bring the Cub back to American Honda dealerships!

5 comments:

  1. Did you read the comment an owner of an '09 wrote on adventures? Not very flattering. He had just owned (and had stolen) a 50th anniv cub.

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  2. Hi Nate.

    Cubs have had telescoping forks before, just as they've had higher displacements:

    http://supercublog.blogspot.com/2009/12/akiba-cubs-and-friends.html

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  3. WHoops. three posts! sorry.

    EFI was added before the plastification. Again, check previous year cubs.

    I'm not spamming, honest. My connection tonight in Tokyo is awful. So i keep getting my posts cleared. ;)

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  4. This sounds like a good upgrade, but my old C90 cub does 50 MPH easily at 85cc and with 3 gears!

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