The Passport (or Super Cub, depending on where you live) is the best selling motor vehicle in history by a large margin. Over 60 million units have covered miles all around the world, and they’ve served all kinds of roles first bikes to family SUVs. James May has gone on record multiple times saying the Cub is the greatest machine ever made. There aren’t many better ways to spend a grand!
At the time this was originally released in the US, bikes were associated with threatening guys wearing leather. Honda made motorcycling for the people, with features like an underbone frame to make mounting the bike easier, an enclosed chain that kept clothes clean, and a leg shield that blocked road debris. All this plus the semi-automatic transmission turned the Passport into an appliance, as opposed to a hobby, and opened up motorized two-wheel transport to a much broader consumer base.
This example is said to run perfectly with no leaks or issues. It’s a Deluxe model so you get a factory two-tone seat and a basket, though the latter is a bit “tweaked.” In the seller’s words, there are “Star Wars Cantina Band stickers on the right side of the splash guard, making this a Highly Desirable Vehicle.” The seller has put 1,500 miles on this scoot over the last 9 years and there aren’t many issues to report, considering the price – it’s missing the center stand, it needs a 6V relay for the turn signals, and the electric starter doesn’t work. The OEM carb was replaced with a Chinese knock-off for an undisclosed reason. The seller isn’t happy about that but he says it works.
Find this Passport for sale here on ADVRider (registration required) for $1,000 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.