Super Cub Anniversary
Super Cub History
1958: SUPER CUB C100
An epoch-making bike is born: the Super Cub C100. This first generation Super Cub featured a low-floor backbone frame, large leg shields, an automatic centrifugal clutch 3-speed transmission, and an air-cooled 4-stroke OHV engine.
1962: Honda CA100
The Honda CA100 made Honda bikes a part of North American culture. The U.S. model differed from its Japanese counterpart, seating two and lacking turn indicators. This model is featured in the “Nicest People” campaign that was launched the following year.
1966: SUPER CUB C50
OHC engine introduced, opening the path to the current engine design. Safety performance is enhanced with larger lights such as flashers and tail lights, and the design is revamped while inheriting C100 taste.
1978: SUPER CUB C50
Improvements in details such as a quiet exhaust sound, improved low- to mid-rev torque for an easier, powerful ride, and an easier-to-use shift pattern make the world’s most practical bike even better. Customers were especially pleased that early morning newspaper or milk delivery, and late night telegram delivery was made easier.
A functional and easy-to-handle trekking bike for casual touring to enjoy the splendor of nature, such as the woods or mountains. Apart from riding easily and enjoying nature, this model, fondly known as the “Hunter Cub,” was a bike with a new sensation, ideal for a wide range of riding, such as touring or suburban riding.
1983: SUPER CUB 50 SUPER CUSTOM
This model was the first Super Cub equipped with a newly designed engine that realized an astounding fuel economy of 180km/l.
1991: SUPER CUB 50 STANDARD
Design changes included a new front cover emblem and stripes, and white side cover matching the leg shield instead of red, and functionality was enhanced with a mechanical fuel meter, among other features.
1998: C100 BIZ
Due to Brazilian customers considering hand-carrying luggage while riding not to be cool, Honda developed this model with a smaller rear wheel, giving birth to a smart new Cub that retained its performance while increasing stowage capacity.
This model is widely popular in South East Asia, especially Thailand. The versatile Wave 125 can be used for work or play.
2007: SUPER CUB 50 STANDARD
This model enhanced usability and reduced uncertainty of punctures, equipped with Honda’s original Tuff-up Tube technology, consisting of a dual layer tube injected with anti-puncture fluid.
2017: SUPER CUB 50
The headlights, returning to a round design, feature LED lights for the first time in the Super Cub series. This model marries advanced technologies with traditional Super Cub styling, such as its emblem embedded with a logo reminiscent of the original Cub, positioned on the front.