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The idea for a new 50-cubic-centimetre motorcycle was conceived in 1956, Honda Motor’s Soichiro and Takeo Fujisawa toured and witnessed the popularity of mopeds and motorcycles. Soichiro Honda was the engineering and production leader of the always with an eye towards on the racetrack, while his close Fujisawa was the man of finance and business, up sales and formulating strategies to dominate markets and utterly Honda Motor’s competitors.

had been thinking about a term expansion strategy, and other Japanese companies did not to simply boost production to in on the recent economic boom in A small, high performance was central to his plans.

Upwardly consumers in postwar Europe went from a bicycle to a on engine, then bought a then a bubble car, and a small car and onwards; Fujisawa saw a motorcycle did not fit in this pattern for the person, and he saw an opportunity to change Soichiro Honda was at the time of listening to Fujisawa talk his new motorcycle idea; Honda to Europe to win the Isle of Man TT race and to think about little

Fujisawa and Honda visited and Lambretta showrooms, as well as researching the kind of motorcycle had in mind. Fujisawa said the had no future and would not sell His concept was a two wheeler for everyman, one would appeal to both and developing countries, urban and

The new motorcycle needed to be technologically to survive in places without up to know how and access to advanced or reliable spare parts The common consumer complaints of poor reliability, especially in the and general difficulty of use would to be addressed. Because Honda was a company growing larger, it a mass appeal product could be produced on an enormous

The design had to be sorted out before began, because it would be too to fix problems in the vast numbers were to be manufactured. The scooter nearly fit the bill, but was too complex for countries to maintain, and the small did poorly on badly maintained or roads.

Another of Fujusawa’s was that it could be ridden one hand while carrying a of soba noodles, saying to If you can design a small motorcycle, say with a cover to hide the and hoses and wires inside, I can it. I don’t know how many noodle shops there are in but I bet you that every shop want one for deliveries.

Once Soichiro Honda began the Super Cub on his return to Japan. The year Honda displayed a to Fujisawa that finally what he had in mind, Fujisawa the annual sales would be per month, half again as as the entire monthly two-wheeler in Japan. His goal was export on a yet unseen in the economic disorder of Japan, when most halting trade efforts handled through foreign companies.

Honda would to establish its own overseas subsidiary to the necessary service and spare distribution in a large country the United States. To this end Honda Motor Company was in 1959. In 1961 a sales was established in Germany, then in and the UK in 1962, and then France in

The Honda Juno had been the scooter to use polyester resin, or reinforced plastic (FRP), and even though production of the had stopped in 1954 as a result of Motor’s financial and labor at the time, Fujisawa continued to research in polyester resin techniques, and these efforts fruit for the Super Cub. The new fairing would be polyethylene, the widely used plastic, reduced weight over but Honda’s supplier had never such a large … before, so the … had to be provided by

The Super Cub was the first motorcycle to use a plastic fairing. Motorcycling Clement Salvadori wrote the plastic front fender and leg were, perhaps the Cub’s contribution; plastic did the job just as as metal at considerably lower

The technology developed in the Isle of Man TT program was equally vital to the new motorcycle, making possible 3.4 (4.5 hp) from a 50 cc Honda engine, where the engine the company built a earlier, a fairly exact of the 50 cc two … war-surplus engine Honda had been as motorized bicycle auxiliary had only a 0.370.75 kilowatt output. Honda’s first …, the 1951 E-type, had a little more power the Super Cub, 3.7 kilowatts with nearly triple the 146 cc (8.9 cu in).

To make the new Honda built a new ¥10 billion in Suzuka, Mie to manufacture 30,000, and two shifts, 50,000, Super per month. The factory was modeled on the Beetle production line in Germany.

Until then, top models had sold only to 3,000 per month, and observers the cost of the new plant too risky an Turner of BSA went to Japan to see the industry in September 1960, and that investments the size of the plant were extremely because the US motorcycle market was saturated. When completed in the Suzuka Factory was the largest factory in the world, and was a model for mass production facilities of the The economies of scale achieved at cut 18% from the cost of producing Super Cub when Suzuka be run at full capacity, but in the short Honda faced excess problems when the new factory into operation before the sales and distribution network was in


The Super Cub has been to the Ford Model T, Volkswagen and the Jeep as an icon of 20th industry and transport. The C100 a pressed steel monocoque with the horizontal engine below the central spine, a now called the ‘step through’ or motorcycle. By some criteria, the of motorcycle the Super Cub falls is difficult to classify, landing between a scooter and a motorcycle, and it was called a moped, step-thru, or

A plastic fairing ran from the handlebars and under the footpegs, the rider’s legs from and road debris, as well as the engine from view. design was like the full of a scooter, but unlike a scooter the and gearbox unit was not fixed to the axle. This had several

It moved the engine down and from the seat, detaching the swingarm motion from the for lower unsprung weight, and made engine cooling air more direct, and it made larger wheels. Placing the in the center of the frame, rather close to the rear wheel, it proper front-rear balance. The tank was located under the seat, which opened to the fuel filler inlet.

The wheels, in comparison to the typical wheels of a scooter, were stable, particularly on rough and psychologically made the motorcycle familiar, having an appearance to a bicycle than a small-wheel

The pushrod overhead valve air-cooled four … cylinder engine had a 40-by-39-millimetre × 1.5 in) bore × …, 49 cubic centimetres (3.0 cu in), and produce 3.4 kilowatts (4.5 hp) @ for maximum speed of 69 km/h under favorable conditions. The low ratio meant the engine consume inexpensive and commonly low octane fuel, as well as the effort to kick start the making the extra weight and of an electric starter an unnecessary comfort. Though some of the Super Cub variations came both kick and electric the majority sold well it, and even the latest 2011 year Japanese domestic (JDM) Super Cub 50 and Super Cub 110 using up to date technology Honda’s Programmed fuel (PGM-FI) and convenience features a fuel gauge, were not with an electric start

The sequential shifting three gearbox was manually shifted, but without the need for a clutch control, using instead a clutch along with a clutch slaved to the footchange to engage and disengage the gearbox the engine. While not intuitive to once the rider got used to it, the transmission, took the terror out of for novice riders. Unlike scooter CVTs, the centrifugal made it possible to push the Super Cub, a useful if the need arose.

The early Super Cubs a 6 volt ignition magneto on the flywheel, with a battery to maintain power to the lights, later ones were to capacitor discharge ignition systems. The lubrication system did not use an oil or oil filter, but was a primitive splash-fed for both the crankcase and gearbox, a non-consumable screen strainer to debris in the engine oil. the front and rear brakes drums.

On both the front and wheels were 2.25 × 17 spoke wheels, with hubs.

Honda recommended checks of the lights, horn, pressure, brakes, fuel and oil and a weekly check of the battery level. The new engine break in was done at 320 kilometres (200 mi), adjustment of the valve tappets and breaker points, and an oil change, and the was advised to stay under 48 per hour (30 mph) for the first 800 (500 mi).

Every 1,600 (1,000 mi) the spark plug cleaning, and the chain adjustment and every 3,200 kilometres an oil change, breaker point and valve adjustment was due. At kilometres (5,000 mi), major was due, requiring the removal and of the carburetor, drive chain, silencer, and wheel bearings. The closed a manual choke to aid in at cold temperatures.

By the standards of the this was an extremely simple with minimal maintenance and it earned a reputation for high

You meet the nicest people on a

In June 1963 in US media, began the 12 year long campaign You meet the nicest on a Honda, created by Grey Grey had bought the idea a UCLA undergraduate student, who had the concept for a class assignment. The marked the beginning of the decline of and British motorcycle brands in the US and the rise of Honda and the other companies.

In December 1965, Turner said the sale of Japanese motorcycles was good for by attracting new riders who would to larger machines, not anticipating the Japanese would advance the next 5 years to directly British bikes with sophisticated models like the CB750. As a case study in and marketing, the campaign is still 40 years later, with one management textbook saying, and the Supercub is probably the best and most debated case in strategy. It was credited with invented the concept of lifestyle

Specific elements of the Super design were integral to the such as the enclosed chain kept chain lubricant being flung on the rider’s and the leg shield that similarly road debris and hid the engine, and the of the semi-automatic transmission. Presenting the Cub as a consumer appliance not requiring aptitude and an identity change a motorcyclist, or worse, a biker, Honda’s offering, because, the required to maintain bikes of era limited ownership to a relatively demographic, often regarded as men known for their black jackets and snarling demeanors.

than remaining limited to to convince traditional downmarket buyers to switch to Honda other brands with the approach of most motorcycle at the time, Honda broke new The ad campaign sought to improve the of motorcycling in general and expand the size of the motorcycle market by new riders.

In a … of good for Honda, Brian Wilson and Love composed the 1964 Little Honda, extolling the of riding the Honda 50, and even the listener to visit their Honda dealership, in language sounded as if it could have written, or at least paid by Honda’s advertising copywriters, yet it was not a jingle. The song was released by The in 1964, followed by the release of the recording by The Beach Boys. In The Hondells released You Meet the People on a Honda, another promoting the Super Cub, was actually used in Honda’s TV as a B side to their version of Sea

The long-running campaign, including the the music, and the upbeat images of middle and upper-class people, women, riding Hondas closely associated with the brand ever since. The Honda created was contrasted the one percenter bad boy biker and became a point of Japan bashing of US-made Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

from Harley-Davidson fans, the itself had a more conflicted to the successful Honda You meet the people campaign. At first were offended at the suggestion Harley-Davidson riders were not people. Harley-Davidson had, its founding in 1903, scrupulously an image of staid respectability, and not begin to tentatively embrace the demographic of their customer for at least another ten years.

In they denied any association one-percenter bikers, and so distanced from the implications of Honda’s But they also tried to it both ways, and soon Vespa and Yamaha in producing ads were suspiciously similar to You the nicest people. Whether were being offended by or Honda, at the time Harley-Davidson did not the interpretation that Honda’s added to the macho Harley

Model history

The Honda Cub debuted in 1958, ten years the establishment of Honda Motor Co. The original 1952 Honda Cub F had a clip-on bicycle engine. kept the name but added the ‘Super’ for the all-new lightweight

The Super Cub sold poorly at owing mainly to the recession in and then 3 months after the launch, customer complaints rolling in about slipping Honda salesmen and factory gave up holidays to repair the Super Cubs, visiting customer in person. When it was to the US, the name was changed to Honda 50, and Honda Passport C70, and because the Piper Super Cub trademark had precedence.

Similarly, in they were only ‘Honda 50′, ‘Honda etc. as the Triumph Tiger Cub

Super Cub line

The first Cub variation was the C102, launched in 1960.:39, 188 The C102 had electric in addition to kick starting, and coil ignition instead of but was otherwise the same as the C100.:39

The 86.7 cc (5.29 cu in) OHV engine of the C200 was used on the 1965 step-through. New in 1965 was a 63 cc engine with a chain-driven camshaft (OHC). This was in two new models: the C65, a step-through 4.1 kW (5.5 bhp),and the S65, a frame like the C110/C200 and (6.2 bhp) @ 10,000 rpm.

In 1966 the C50 and remained in production through the mid becoming one of the most widespread and versions of the Super Cub.:4849, Honda replaced the C100’s × 39 mm (1.6 in × 1.5 in) OHV engine with the 39 mm (1.5 in × 1.63 in) OHC alloy and iron cylinder engine the CS50 and C65, which power from 3.4 to 3.6 kW (4.5 to 4.8 188189 Similarly the CM90 was in 1966 with the 89.5 cc 5.6 kW (7.5 bhp) OHC CM91, a year later on 1967, got forks and headlamp like the to become the familiar C90. the basic design of Cub remained new styling and improvements included front forks. The C100 in production alongside the newer one more year, until

After 1980 the USA C70 was called the C70

In the 1982, for most markets, fitted a new capacitor discharge (CDI) system to replace the contact points ignition, helping to meet emission in markets such as the US. At the same the electrical system was changed 6 volt to 12 volt.

In 1984, released restyled versions of the on some markets, with lamps and plastic-covered handlebars and mudguard. On the domestic Japanese the square style was optional, but in places such as the UK they imports of the traditionally styled lamp Cub.

In 1986, a larger 100 cc engine model was introduced for Asian markets. The newer model was developed exclusively for Asian market, especially in Malaysia and Vietnam, where were very popular, new features such as a telescopic suspension to replace the older link suspension, and a four-speed to replace the older three-speed used in older Cub variants.

The model was initially known as the Dream in Thailand and Honda EX5 in before being standardised as the EX5 Dream in 2003. In addition, Japan began importing the Dream as the Super Cub C100EX in The Japanese C100EX was later facelifted in 1993, while the Asian EX5 Dream retains the design until today only minor cosmetic

On 2011, the carbureted EX5 Dream was out in Thailand and being replaced the fuel-injected Honda Dream with the powertrain being from the fuel-injected Honda 110i.

In the late 1990s, introduced their newer NF motorcycles, known as Honda series, called the Honda in some markets, which use tube frames, front brake and plastic cover in various displacement options: . 110 cc and 125 cc . Though not these bikes sold well particularly in European where the production of Honda Cub had been previously discontinued. the production of Honda Cubs in Africa and South America continues today even the newer Honda Wave and other designs have introduced alongside the Cub.

In Honda began installing PGM-FI fuel injection for the Honda Cubs in the Japanese for lower smog-forming emission.


The C110 Sports Cub debuted in 1960.:188 The C110 was more a traditional motorcycle that the had to straddle, not a step-through. It had a different with the fuel tank in the on top of the and in front of the seat, and the frame’s tube spine ran horizontally the head tube to the seat. It had a bit more power, increased 3.4 to 3.7 kW (4.5 to 5 bhp) @ 9,500 rpm.

of the Sports Cub were the C111, the pillion seat, and C110D, called C114, which had a low pipe. Early versions of the Cub had a 3 speed gearbox but later was changed to 4 speed. The C102 in production for six model years, 1965, and the C110 Sports Cub 1966.

In 1963 came an OHV engine of 86.7 cc (5.29 cu in) and (6.5 bhp). It was used first in the which had a frame like the with more upright

The S65’s last year of was 1967, and the CD65 and CL65 its place for only one year, These had the higher-revving 4.6 kW 63 cc (3.8 cu in) engine of the Then the 4.6 kW (6.2 bhp) (4.38 cu in) C70 replaced the C65 and CL65 in

It had the same peak horsepower, but at rpm instead of 10,000, and more 0.53 kg·m (5.2 N·m; 3.8 lb·ft) at instead of 0.48 kg·m (4.7 N·m; at 8,000 rpm. It was introduced in the USA, and Asia at launch and in the UK in 1972.


In late 1960 the arrived,:188 using the same in a much smaller frame only 5 wheels. First of the Z series, the CZ100 was meant as a short-distance novelty or paddock but instead, as luck would it, had wide popularity in the monkey niche.:3940


An on- and off-road of the Super Cub, what would be classed as a dual-sport but called a trail bike at the the CA100T Trail 50, came out in McCormack, the first national manager of American Honda Company, said the Trail 50, and more so the later Honda was the result of Honda’s willingness to to and respond customer demand.:3460 you talk about Japanese their strength (besides the of their equipment) was that listened to the marketplace. People suggest that it was about management, but, to be frank, I was impressed with Japanese They did what no other make didthey listened.:47

In 1960, McCormack noticed one Honda dealer in Boise, was selling more Honda 50s the combined total of all six dealers in Los He found out that the Idaho Herb Uhl,† was selling the as a trail bike by adding tires for off-road traction and a sprocket,:3460 that is, increasing the drive ratio by using a rear sprocket with teeth, which increased the torque of the rear wheel, off lower top speed as a result. Uhl the advantages of light weight and the clutch allowed unskilled to enjoy off-road riding, in to traditional big trail bikes could be difficult to handle.:3460 shipped a version of Uhl’s CA100 to Japan and requested put it into production, and by March it was available to US dealers.:3460 Cycle praised the simple pleasure of riding on the new bike, and it was a US sales


C100 C102 C50 C70 C90 Super Cub

50 Super Cub

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110 Dream


years 19581967 19661980+ 19691980+ 19661980+ 2007 2009 2011 start Passport in US EX5 Dream in and Malaysia PGM-FI Engine (3.0 cu in) OHV air-cooled single (3.02 cu in) 71.8 cc (4.38 cu in) (5.46 cu in) OHC 97 cc (5.9 cu in) OHC (3.0 cu in) OHC 109.1 cc (6.66 cu in) OHC x … 40 mm × 39 mm × 1.5 in) 39 mm × 41.4 mm × 1.63 in) 47 mm × 41.4 mm × 1.63 in) 50 mm × 45.6 mm × 1.80 in) 50 mm × 49.5 mm × 1.95 in) 39.0 mm × 41.4 mm × 1.63 in) 50 mm × 55.6 mm × 2.19 in) Compression 8.5:1 8.2:1 8.8:1 10:1 Top speed 69 km/h (43 mph)Power (4.5 bhp) @9500 rpm 3.6 kW @ 10000 rpm 4.5 kW (6 bhp) @ 5.6 kW (7.5 bhp) @ 9500 rpm (8.0 PS) @ 8000 rpm 2.5 kW @ 7000 rpm 6.0 kW (8.0 hp) @ Torque 0.33 kg·m (3.2 N·m; @8500 rpm0.53 kg·m (5.2 N·m; 3.8 lb·ft) @ 0.67 kg·m (6.6 N·m; 4.8 lb·ft) @ 0.83 kg·m (8.1 N·m; 6.0 lb·ft) @ 3.8 N·m (2.8 lbf·ft) @ 5000 rpm (6.2 lbf·ft) @ 5500 rpm Ignition magneto Coil Magneto CDI 3 speed wet centrifugal clutch 3 spd. 4 spd.

3 spd. 4 Frame Pressed steel Suspension Front: leading 56 mm (2.2 in) travel, swingarm 61 mm (2.4 in) Telescopic fork, swingarm leading link 56 mm travel, rear: swingarm (2.4 in) travel Telescopic swingarm Brakes Front 110 mm (4.3 in) drum

(front/rear) 2.25 x 17/2.25 x 17

2.5×17 2.5×17/


2.5×17 2.25×17/


2.50×17 70/90-17 M/C 38P

80/90-17 M/C 50P trail71 mm (2.8 in)26° 30′, (3.0 in) 26°, 47 mm 30′, 75 mm (3.0 in) 1,180 mm (46.5 in) 1,180 mm 46.7 in (1,185 mm) 1,190 mm 1,185 mm (46.7 in)1,212 mm (47.7 in) 1,780 mm (70.1 in) 1,810 mm 1,800 mm (70.7 in) 1,800 mm 1,835 mm (72.2 in) 1,775 mm 1,830 mm (72 in) 1,915 mm Width 570 mm (22.6 in) (25.2 in) 670 mm (26 in) (26 in) 710 mm (28 in) (27.4 in) Height 610 mm (29.9 in)1,035 mm (40.7 in) 960 mm 1,040 mm (41 in) 1,052 mm Seat

height760 mm (30 in) (27.8 in) 735 mm (28.9 in) (29.3 in) Dry

weight 65 kg 70 kg (154 lb) 69 kg 72 kg (158 lb) 85 kg 93 kg (210 lb) 79 kg 93 kg (210 lb) 99 kg Fuel

capacity 3 L (0.66 imp gal; 3 L (0.66 imp gal; 0.79 US gal) 3 L (0.66 imp gal; 4.8 L (1.1 imp gal; 1.3 US gal)3.6 L 0.95 US gal) 3.4 L (0.75 imp gal; 4.3 L (0.95 imp gal; 1.1 US gal) (0.92 imp gal; 1.1 US gal)


Sales for Super Cubs increased in Japan with on the engine and the installation of fuel for Japanese domestic market starting from 2007, it more powerful, more and cleaner. With respect to plastic body underbone such as the Wave, the original Cub popular.

Cycle World Peter Egan and Steve entered a stock Honda C70 in the 1981 Craig Vetter Economy Run, competing specially designed high-mileage two built by teams of engineering and an entry from American The course was a 65 miles (105 km) near San Luis Obispo had to be completed in 1 hour and 40 minutes, or take 10 minutes, meaning an speed of 35 mph (56 km/h). riding the Passport, won the event skillful and error-free riding, 198 miles per US gallon (1.19 L/100 km; -imp ).

In Vietnam, Super are the predominant model of motorcycle so that Honda has become a trademark or metonymy, equivalent to xe ôm to any motorcycle taxi. In the English world as well, Honda was a synonym for motorcycle as a result of the of the Super Cub.

The Super Cub was included The Guggenheim’s The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition. In 2006, on the Channel’s The Greatest Ever an episode on motorcycles placed the 49 cc Super Cub in first May, a co-presenter on the popular series Top Gear . bought a Super Cub for the 2008 Season 12 special. Author Roland wrote that, of all the brilliant Honda have built the superbike, Mike Hailwood’s racers, the mighty Gold you name them the most of all is the C100 Super Cub of 1958.


Chongqing Guangyu Manufacture Co, of China, known as has a line of motorcycles based on the Cub Design, licensed from including the EEC Super Cub. Super Cub ‘remake’ was developed for the European market in cooperation Super Motor Company. Motor Company which is the European distributor of the EEC Super Cub 3 different variations; the Super 25, the 50 and the Super 100.

Flyscooters a Yinxiang Super Cub variant to the US, the name Fly Scout. Similarly, Jialing Industrial Co. Ltd. has ten based on Honda’s Super Cub including the JL50Q-2 and JL90-1 are faithful to the original 1958 as well as several more restylings.Lifan Group exports a to the UK, the 97 cc (5.9 cu in) LF100, features telescopic forks, a speed gearbox and a digital indicator.

SYM Motors of Taiwan the Super Cub design as the Symba previously called the Symba 110 . they exported to the US. While the basic design, SYM increased the of the front brake from 110 to 130 mm to 5.1 in), and added an LED fuel Instead of leading link forks, it uses telescopic

The Symba engine has a carbureted (6.19 cu in) single claimed to 6.5 hp (4.8 kW) at 8500 rpm, a four speed gearbox a centrifugal clutch semi-automatic


At the 2009 Tokyo Show, Honda presented the concept vehicle, an electric patterned after the venerable Cub, featuring two-wheel by means of electric motors in the hubs of each of the wheels. said they felt the 1958 layout for their century concept bike sense because, the human has not changed in the past 50 years, the size, shape and position of all the Cub parts had a kind of necessity to and that the design of the Super Cub was rational and rider-centric.

The additional created by the absence of the engine in the of the frame and the lack of a gas tank room for underseat helmet typical of a scooter. Integrated the new electric motorcycle was an interactive system, to let riders converse riding.

Several other including Christini, KTM, and Yamaha have done on two-wheel drive motorcycles, and found that the addition of to the front as well as the rear aids in stability, particularly in and in the hands of novice riders. At the Honda hinted that would bring the EV-Cub to in 2010.

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