How Honda Survived the Vigor, the Del Sol, and the Lawsuits: Super Cub!…

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How Honda Survived the Vigor, the Del and the Lawsuits: Super Cub!

For 15 years, the Civic and the Accord untouchable in the American marketplace; sold all they could here plus as many as could import under the of the Voluntary Export Restraint of 1981. Then… well, Honda died and Honda of lost its way. Sure, cars were still but the competition had caught up and the Honda had worn off for American car buyers.

car sales in Japan had never so great, so what kept going through the lean Two-wheelers! I spent two weeks in last month and came with a new appreciation for Honda’s dominance of the Asian motorbike

Scooters and motorcycles are central to the of Vietnam; farmers ride to their fields, parents use to drop the kids off at school, stores use them to deliver sets, and so on. Saigon and Hanoi are maelstroms of bikes everywhere . to ride on the wrong side of the Go for it! On the sidewalk?

Sure! Traffic What traffic signals? of the bikes are sub-200cc machines, are clutchless, and most are Hondas.

The Wave is one of the most popular, the newer Air Blade a big seller as Those shiny new bikes kind of interesting, but nothing the majesty of the most-produced motor in history: the Honda Super

If you see a motorcycle piled high an outlandish quantity of weird in Vietnam, there’s about a 90% that it will one of the 60+ million Cubs built since

Hauling 150 kilos of soybeans to restaurant in Danang? You know to do!

As James May says in the Top Gear Special. after selecting a Cub for his Saigon-to-Hanoi steed, this is the that put Asia on wheels.

You see a lot of completely beat early Cubs in Vietnam, no doubt together from bits of junked bikes. The Vietnamese I to about the Super Cub were a puzzled by my interest; to them, the old Cub seems to be your entry-level something you sell as soon as you can to move up to a Wave or Vespa.

isn’t to say that you don’t see Super Cubs in cherry The owner of this one, in front of the Saigon tailor where I had some custom made, protects the seat sun and grime with a plastic while parked.

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The Super Cub is the real business of the country. While Toyota minivans are getting more for deliveries, the venerable Honda still rules the narrow of Vietnam. Here’s a trailer-equipped Cub serving as a beer truck in Hoi An .

good to know that my Biere Larue was brought to excellent restaurant on a Super Vietnam is still a regional-beer with Danang-brewed Larue the top in the central part of the country.

a trailer to your Super Cub it tougher to negotiate traffic, but time tying stuff and makes it easier to balance riding.

It’s easy to find for your ailing Super Cub in and Hanoi; little hole-in-the-wall sell every component I asked several semi-English-speaking mechanics (more on them about motorbike junkyards, but seemed to understand my question.

You can buy new Super Cubs, and many do. The Cub seems especially popular young women with jobs.

The Super Cub was sold in the States, but the Piper Super Cub meant that Honda had to use a name on these shores. So, bought Honda Passports.

never owned a motorcycle in my but I’m now shopping for an old Passport. If I find a one, I’ll head to eBay and buy some Super Cub for it.

Honda Super Cub 50
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