Soichiro Honda, oval pistons and Ayrton Senna, oh my!
Honda Super Cub
Originally shown at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, the redesigned Honda Monkey and Super Cub will come to the U.S. as 2019 production models.
Hero of the year, or what?
Honda has a bevy of concept bikes on display at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, including the three-wheeled Neowing, Grom 50 Scramblers, updated Cubs, and the CB Concept.
Honda has been selling motorcycles in Japan since 1949. And it's been selling bikes to US customers since John Travolta had a paper route. Combine all those years, huge markets and great products, and apparently the number you come up with is 300,000,000. Wowza.
The term "iconic" gets thrown around a lot, but if there was ever a design worthy of the honorific, surely it's the Honda Super Cub. That's not just our opinion, though: it's the official word from the Japanese Patent Office, which has recognized the classic scooter's shape with a three-dimensional trademark.
Do you remember the Honda Cub? Using only 50ccs of power, this is the vehicle that established Honda as a player in the American market. Long before Honda was making cars, they were turning out little scooters and motorcycles which got excellent gas mileage. In some parts of the world, you can still make your way down to the local Honda dealer and buy a Honda 50 new. Unfortunately, here in the States, this is not the case... leading many to turn to eBay - where Honda 50s, 70s and 90s can be pick