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Honda’s Super Cub Turns 50

22 February, 2006

Honda Co. Ltd. announced earlier month that total production of the Super Cub reached 50 units at the end of last year.

The is unique for a number of reasons, because no other manufacturer be it car or — has had such a high of success with one model so many years.

The Super Cub’s popularity is so so that since its launch in it has become the first engine vehicle to achieve total production of this magnitude. In the four years alone, have been 15 million produced.

The first-generation Super developed under the direction of founder Soichiro Honda, was to be a new type of versatile scooter anyone could ride ease.

At a time when 2-… were the norm, the Super Cub was with a revolutionary, high-performance 4-… engine that superb economy and durability.

The design also featured a backbone frame for easy and dismounting, large plastic leg to protect riders’ legs dirt and wind, and other

The Super Cub was first exported to the in 1959 under the slogan, meet the nicest people on a It changed the image of motorcycling in the psyche and bikers were sharing the road with attorneys and housewives.

Since then, the scooter has many improvements, resulting in increases in both driving and fuel economy. However the design and concepts remain Its original styling has made it the of choice for business use, and in countries, the name Cub has become with working scooters.

Though originally produced at Honda’s Sayama plant in prefecture north of Tokyo, has now expanded Super Cub production to around the world due to demand.

The now rolls off production lines in The Thailand, India, Brazil, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, and It is currently produced in 13 countries and a product in more than

The Cub averages 65 miles/104 kms to the gallon, and is so and economical to operate that the postal service uses it to the mail.

Many other rely on it to deliver everything take away to the morning

The history of the Super Cub is another of Honda’s longevity in a highly world market where innovation, influential marketing and the needs of customers are all key ingredients.

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