Friday, December 27, 2013

Honda Introduces the "Cross Cub" - New Version of the CT90/110!

Honda continues to surprise me with the way they keep coming back to their classic Cub and apply new ideas to it - or, as the case with this latest Cub variant, a new take on another classic, the CT90/CT110 series (known in some parts of the world as the, "Postie Bike").
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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Taiwan: The Ubiquitous "Business Cub"

They're all over the place.  Newer models are fuel-injected.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The (continued) Evolution of the Honda Super Cub

Well, if you hoped 2012 was a fluke, you (and I) were wrong. Pictured above is the 2013 Super Cub.  Notice the scooter-style rear fender and "modernized" front headlamp?  Another step in making the Cub look more like the Innova!  Come on, Honda designers!  The 2011 model, with its tubular steel frame and plastic "body" at least looked like the classic Cub we all know and love.  This new direction is a wrong turn, IMHO!  I particularly hate the rear-end:  plastic bolt-on fender and weird indentations for the rear shock absorbers ("cushions", in British-speak).  UGH!!!