Honda has confirmed that the production of the Super Cub has crossed the 100 Million mark. This unbelievable fact has made the Super Cub as the most popular bike in the world ever built. On this joyous occasion, Honda also revealed redesign variants of the Super Cub 50 and Super Cub 110.
The new models have their design focussed on the original 1958 model but, of course, with the added modern touch. Both the models get LED headlamp and a new instrument console. Powering them will be the same old air-cooled 49cc and 109cc engines. Honda will also make a ‘Pro’ version of both the models of Super Cub. This version will get a bigger basket at the front, smaller 14-inch wheels and a larger luggage rack.
At present, the Super Cub is manufactured in 16 factories and 15 countries. Over the time its popularity has only gained. We can say that by the fact that it took Honda from 1958 to 2005 to produce 50 million units of the Super Cub, and since then it took only 12 years to double that number.
Speaking on this Takahiro Hachigo, President & Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said: “Honda Super Cub, which was created in Japan, fulfils the expectations of our customers and embodies Honda’s passion to serve people worldwide with the joy of expanding their life’s potential. As a result, the Super Cub series has long been enjoyed by customers all over the world and was able to reach the 100 million-unit milestone in worldwide cumulative production. Honda will continue to evolve in keeping with changes of the times and strive to offer products that go beyond the expectations of our customers.”
Honda will be showcasing the new models of the Super Cub at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. It is being reported that Honda has also planned to present a concept 125cc model. We wouldn’t be surprised if we see one electric-powered Super Cub too.