Known across the world as the Super Cub or Passport, Honda’s popular underbone scooter is about to get a refresh. “Popular” is quite an understatement on my part, as the Super Cub is the best selling motor vehicle in history, by a large margin. Over 100 million units have covered miles all around the world, and they’ve served all kinds of roles from first bikes to family SUVs! In a Telegraph article from 2008, James May calls it “the greatest machine ever”. America hasn’t seen a new Cub for decades, but that’s going to change this year as Honda diversifies their miniMOTO lineup with the addition of the 2019 Super Cub to complement the Grom and the Monkey. I’m going to try the new Cub out this week – what would you like to know about it?
– $3,599 starting MSRP + $190 destination charge
– Available in Pearl Niltava Blue with a red seat, which pays homage to the ’58 C100 Super Cub. I had no idea what “Niltava” means, turns out it’s a bird.
– Curb weight of 240 pounds
– 1-channel ABS (front wheel only). Rear wheel is a drum.
– 124.9cc motor, same as in the Grom and the Monkey. However, it’s got a semiautomatic centrifugal clutch, so there’s no lever, just a foot shifter.
Check out what Honda has to say about their newest model here, and then hit me with your questions in the comments!
Please note that the photos provided by Honda are of a non-US model, so there may be minor changes for the scoot we get…