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!!!