Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Honda's ad agency in the early '60's had quite a bit of flair on what was, obviously, a limited budget. I just love the two "gents" (one a nib in top hat and tails and the other from the working class). Very non-motorcycle style, indeed! They really were looking to find a new niche in the market. Of course, back then, in many states you could walk into a Honda dealer, plunk down your $270 or so and ride home - no motorcycle endorsement or helmet required! Not that I'm anti-helmet by any means, but I just feel that a person on a Super Cub wearing armor, riding boots and a Shoei RF1000 looks kind of ridiculous.
Posted by Harald Dahl at 1:25 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I think this jacket with the retro Honda logo would look just right on anybody riding a classic Honda Super Cub! It doesn't seem to be armored, but if your top speed is 35 MPH, maybe that's not so important.
I hope this new collection is going to be available through dealerships. As of now, the (incomplete) selection is available here. I'm not particularly impressed by the t-shirts, but this jacket is the bees knees!
Posted by Harald Dahl at 6:12 AM