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Offline wiledog_X

Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:22:34 am »
What a little beauty!  :thumleft:

Honda Celebrates 100 Million Unit Global Production Milestone for Super Cub Series Motorcycles

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that cumulative worldwide production of Honda Super Cub series motorcycles has reached the 100 million unit milestone, and held a commemorative ceremony attended by President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo at its Kumamoto Factory, Japan, where the Super Cub is produced.

Mass production of the first-generation Super Cub C100 began in August 1958 at the Yamato Plant, north of Tokyo. Its instant sales success was due to a number of features: the durability and efficiency of its high-performance 50cc 4-stroke engine (as opposed to the 2-stroke engines that were mainstream at the time), its unique design based around a low-floor backbone frame, a centrifugal clutch requiring no hand lever for its operation, and the large protective leg shield.

While undergoing various advancements, the basic concept has remained unchanged since the introduction of the first generation Super Cub, with its unique style carried forward to current models. So iconic is the design that in 2014 the Super Cub became the first vehicle to obtain a three-dimensional trademark registration in Japan

Now, Honda produces Super Cub series motorcycles at 16 plants in 15 countries around the world. It is sold and enjoyed by customers in more than 160 countries.
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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 10:28:25 am »
Nice! Love these - and the newest production version is awesome looking.

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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:33:50 am »
i'd buy that
 

Offline Fudge

Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 10:56:29 am »
I hope they plan on doing another Trail version like the original

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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 11:28:51 am »
If I can recall, at one stage those Trail 110's had a lever that you could switch the gearbox from high range to low range for really gnarly going.
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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 11:31:58 am »
Correct, from the Wiki:

...All bikes have either 3- or 4-speed transmissions, plus a second choice of HIGH or LOW bands to apply the same gears to road travel or slower off-road travel. The early bikes achieved this by having two drive sprockets at the rear wheel, which required the rider to dismount and thread the chain onto the desired sprocket. Later bikes placed the two-stage choice within the gearbox, and required the rider to only move a lever.
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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 11:35:45 am »
I hope they plan on doing another Trail version like the original



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It seems you can also still buy Suzuki's little super-duper TF125 brand new!!
 

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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 11:38:34 am »
100 million! :eek7:..... So spares shouldn't be a problem then? :pot:

Yup... those 110 Posties are lekker bikes..... would love to own one.
Just goes to prove that if you design it right the first time, it can last a looong time! :thumleft:
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 11:40:06 am »
I would love to own a little Super Cub or Postie  :thumleft:

These bikes are such significant, important & unsung heroes of the biking world  :thumleft:
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 11:46:42 am »
Of course, no discussion of Honda Cubs is complete without mentioning Nathan The Postman and Dot's epic journey  :lol8:

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 11:57:52 am »
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Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 12:12:34 pm »
Oh how I wish Honda SA could bring the bikes in to SA :thumleft:

Maybe our Honda collections can try?  Hardy maybe a chat with Barend?  :thumleft:   @Hardy de Kock

the new Postie will be great - else just the Super Cub?

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Offline wiledog_X

Re: Honda Super Cub 100 million sales!
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 01:14:23 pm »
I would love to own a little Super Cub or Postie  :thumleft:

These bikes are such significant, important & unsung heroes of the biking world  :thumleft:

Agree - some argue it should be voted the greatest bike of all time. Would love to have one. C'mon Honda SA!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 01:15:29 pm »
No man VM!!! None of that Hipster kak with a Postie.  :peepwall:
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 02:47:34 pm »
Would have loved a Cub.

This was my my very very first introduction to biking.

My mother always said there are 2 things I am not allowed to do: Boxing and riding a motorcycle.

So I bought this for R200 when I was Std 6 from a mate and left it as his house.

Was heaps of fun for a 14 year old  :ricky:
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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2017, 09:45:30 am »
Who has contact to Barend from Honda.  At least we know he listens to his clients :thumleft:  im sure Honda can test the market with a batch of say100 CTs?  Especially if one can preorder
 

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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2017, 03:44:46 pm »
Who has contact to Barend from Honda.  At least we know he listens to his clients :thumleft:  im sure Honda can test the market with a batch of say100 CTs?  Especially if one can preorder

The Postie is a tough bike, and a legend for a reason, imagine the wretchings on here about the price.
 

Offline Vintage_Mania

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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2017, 04:03:42 pm »
Looking at the pricing in Japan, India and Taiwan it looks like the 2018 models will be selling around R34000 - for the 110. Most probably closer to R40k if they where to import. It is going to be a hard sell in this market.

Obviously in markets where these are the staple, the buyers know that the spares are readily available on bikes that more often outlast their owners. R34k is a very modest investment.

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2017, 05:25:00 pm »
Looking at the pricing in Japan, India and Taiwan it looks like the 2018 models will be selling around R34000 - for the 110. Most probably closer to R40k if they where to import. It is going to be a hard sell in this market.

Obviously in markets where these are the staple, the buyers know that the spares are readily available on bikes that more often outlast their owners. R34k is a very modest investment.

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 05:34:51 pm »
Who has contact to Barend from Honda.  At least we know he listens to his clients :thumleft:  im sure Honda can test the market with a batch of say100 CTs?  Especially if one can preorder

The Postie is a tough bike, and a legend for a reason, imagine the wretchings on here about the price.

Sadly the Postie is not made anymore - nowadays the Super Cub.  Still will buy it.