Honda’s Super Cub returns for 2020
If you’re looking for a cool pit bike or something to you can use to scoot around town or the neighborhood, then look at Hondas 2020 Super Cub.
In 2019, Honda brought back the iconic machine to U.S. shores. The bike continues in the lineup for 2020.
The Super Cub is best remembered from the 1960s advertising campaign “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” Many riders caught the motorcycling bug after riding a Super Cub.
The 2020 Super Cub C125A’s base MSRP is $3,649. The Pearl Nebula Red machine features a 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, fuel injection, transistorized ignition, a plush seat and ABS brakes.
The bike also features a 26mm telescopic fork with 3.5 inches of travel, twin shocks in the rear with 3.6 inches of travel, a single 220mm dis brake up front and a drum brake in the rear. The front tire is a 70/90-17 while an 80/90-17 graces the back.
Plus, it has a four-speed, semi-automatic transmission, a chain final drive and automatic centrifugal clutch.
The little Honda has a 48.9-inch wheelbase, 30.7-inch seat height, a gas tank that holds a gallon and weighs 240 pounds full of fluids and fuel.
The Super Cub began life in Japan in 1958, two years after then-Honda President and now AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Soichiro Honda, and then-Honda Managing Director Takeo Fujisawa, went to Europe seeking inspiration for Honda products.
They returned from Europe and decided they needed to build an easy-to-ride, fun little commuter motorcycle that women as well as men could ride.
The bike that first hit American shores in 1959 was the 49cc Super Cub C100. In 1962, Honda released a CA100 made specifically for the United States, with a tandem seat and no turn signals.
That bike’s air-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine pumped out a claimed 4.5 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. The bike had a claimed top speed of 43.5 mph, weighed 143 pounds dry, and had a 0.8-gallon fuel tank. The bike got a claimed 254 miles per gallon.
Remember the 1960s tune “Little Honda” performed by the Beach Boys and the Hondells? Yep, this is the bike the inspired the song.
U.S. importation of the model ended in 1974. For more information about the 2020 Super Cub go to www.powersports.honda.com.