Honda has been on a roll putting the spotlight on the beloved Super Cub series, and the festivities were very much apparent at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show. This year, Honda celebrates the production milestone of the Cub’s 100 million units and next year, in 2018, the Japanese manufacturer will celebrate the series’ 60th anniversary. Here we showcase the trio of special Cubs Honda displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Super Cub 110 Commemorative Edition Concept
The Revamped 100 Million Commemorative Super Cub was built for the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, to celebrate the Super Cub series reaching the cumulative worldwide production of 100 million units. It also pays tribute to the series’ 60th anniversary next year. The unique Super Cub is based on the newly redesigned Super Cub and glitters with a gold finish that harkens back to the gold one produced back in 1971. Emblems and markings proclaim this Super Cub’s special significance.
Super Cub C125 Concept
The Super Cup C125 Concept inject modern amenities into the classic commuter, keeping the distinct lines of the leg shield and rear fender. The first-generation C100’s “flying seagull” handlebars have been reborn on the new design.
The C125 Concept features a steel rear fender and cast wheels — while integrating contemporary technologies such as an LED headlamp, automatic seat opener, smart key, and an LCD panel paired with a mechanical odometer. The revised classic provides better performance, smoother shifting, and reduced vibrations.
Cross Cub 110 Planned for Production
Honda also heralded the planned production of several of their upcoming motorcycles at the Tokyo Motor Show. This included an updated version of Honda’s utilitarian and adventurous Cross Cub 110. The “Cross Over Cub Styling” theme is shield-less this time — with a revised headlight guard, steel front fender, and black rims for the CC110’s wire-spokes. Higher handlebars provide a relaxed riding stance, a thicker seat affords comfort over longer distances, and rear foot pegs show that this bike is made to accommodate a passenger. Fatter tires with deeper tread speak to the Cross Cub’s ability to go on some off-roading adventures and camping trips.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 has been ongoing since October 25 and will continue until November 5, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) in Koto-ku, Tokyo.