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 Post subject: The Super Cub is coming to the USA
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:48 pm 
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It will be an air-cooled 125 cc version w/ ABS on the front disk brake (rear is a drum).

Listing at $3600 plus $150 transportation fee, it will take over Honda's "low end" market.

I may not have to ride a dirt bike in my old age, whenever that is <grin> .

My wife had a 50 cc Cub back in the 1960's. We finally killed it and she bought a CB160, which she called her "practical bike". She only let me ride that one once. I should have sold my Suzuki 250 for her tuition money and kept her CB160. I was really stupid back then....

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Cub is coming to the USA
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Takes me back... My very first ride on a motorbike was on the back of a 50cc cub back in high school. I decided right there that I was going to have a Honda very soon, but I wanted something a bit bigger. A year or 2 later I had a brand new CB160 which I loved and put 5600 miles on it one year.
Of course I decided I needed something a bit bigger as befits a more experienced rider so I sold it and bought a CB77 Superhawk .

Being a former pilot, I think of the yellow Piper Cubs and the later 150 HP Super Cubs whenever I hear the name "Cub" I guess Piper has dibs on the names since the planes were around long before the bikes, but the Hondas are to motorcycles what the Pipers are to airplanes.

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Cub is coming to the USA
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Single axle ABS, that takes me back to the early 90's when "rear ABS (only)" was an option for my truck...and they say Harley is stuck in the old days.

https://powersports.honda.com/2019/supe ... 5-abs.aspx

$3600...I remember not so long ago when a new 250 Rebel cost less. "Yesterday's tech at today's prices" indeed! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Cub is coming to the USA
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:33 am 
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Yeah, it sounds like a pretty bad deal when you put it like that. I was excited about this for a second, but you guys changed my mind. lol


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Cub is coming to the USA
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 am 
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I will admit that it is not cutting edge technology, but, neither is the Rebel.

I looked at it as a possible transportation option for someone staring at 80 in a bit. It is a light, practical bike. Asian travel used to depend on Honda Cubs. Haven't we all seen videos of the unkillable Cub?

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