It has been 44 years since Honda offered the Super Cub on American soil. That is a pretty astounding thing to say, when you think about it, because the Super Cub is the best selling motorcycle in the world – with 100 million units sold, as of 2017.
Needless to say, the Honda Super Cub is beyond iconic, and it is the go-to people mover in more countries than we can count.
Now helping Honda fill-in a price-point hole in its motorcycle lineup, the 2019 Honda Super Cub C125 will be one of the cheapest motorcycle that Honda has to offer inside the United States, with an MSRP of $3,599.
Built using the same 125cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that features on the Grom and Monkey bikes, the Honda Super Cub C125 features a step-through body design and clutchless semi-automatic transmission, as well as ABS as standard.
We are pretty excited to see the Super Cub coming back to the United States, and it is doing so on that machine’s 60th anniversary of production.
This announcement is also timed with the debut of the Honda Monkey for the US market as well, and while we called the Honda Monkey the Japanese company’s next “You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda” moment, the Super Cub is actually the motorcycle that caused the original movement.
A small, cheap, and efficient machine, the Honda Super Cub makes for an excellent mode of transportation, but will American Honda have success with the machine, like it did so many decades ago?
That remains to be seen. Transportation is different now than when it was then, especially when it comes to motorcycles. Less about transportation, and more about recreation, motorcycles occupy a new category in American consumer discretionary spending.
Will the Honda Super Cub C125 fit into that paradigm? Or, will Honda’s most historic model start a new dawn in the motorcycle industry? Only time will tell.
Look for the 2019 Honda Super Cub C125 in dealerships come January 2019.
Source: American Honda