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    Cool More Honda retro.....and I like it!

    Honda is bringing back the CUB for 2019-



    I had so much fun on old, hand-me downs of the originals

    https://powersports.honda.com/2019/s...-c125-abs.aspx

    And- I'm really looking forward to see the Monkey......A retro of the Mini-Trail I wish I still had. It's build on the Grom platform so I don't know how close it will really be- but I can hope.



    https://powersports.honda.com/2019/monkey.aspx



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    They have sold 60 million of them in 60 years. It is the highest selling motor vehicle of any description. Why not? In my youth I always thought they were sissified and I wanted a Honda 65 or better yet an S90. Parental units would not allow. I tell them that's why my addiction to two wheeled transport. Mom is 92 and when I tell her I am coming to visit she says "You aren't going to ride that durned old motor are you?" Then when I do, she always offers me her car for the trip home.
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    When I was a kid I would go over to friends and neighbors homes. They had scooters, little motorcycles, go carts, fishing and ski boats, party barges, homes on the lake......... oh well, good for them. Some how I survived to adulthood. I had braces instead. Still got my teeth at 65.

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    Thx Mom and Dad. Y'all had your priorities in order. Still would really have enjoyed a little scooter or motorcycle as a kid. Knowing what I know now, walking is good for ya.

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    My first bike, a 1963 model. Flogged the bejeepers outta that bike until it died and I got my CL160 Scrambler. Good memories there, glad to see it’s re-entering production.

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    I know of someone here on the forum with a new "in the wrapper" Mini-trail" Good thing he is not closer

    I've never been in a car seat. I remember my brother at the drive in....between my parents....in a wicker basket

    IMO, children that have exposure to some type of motorsports early in life, won't think pumping their own gas is a big mechanical event

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    Been on a "Buy" list since last Dec/Jan in case they brought them to the US. They will be available in the US Jan '19.

    They say "Limited Numbers". My opinion is that is to cover their butt in case they don't sell in the US. I say they will sell just fine or better. May be the last Cub 125cc combustion engine bikes before electrics.

    C125-Only Blue. $ 3,595 plus or minus

    Charlie

    p.s. That was 100 million Cub type engines in 60 years. 50cc to 110cc engines
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    From Honda e-mail:


    2019 Super Cub C125 ABS
    SPECIFICATIONS

    ENGINE
    Engine Type
    124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
    Bore And Stroke
    52.4mm x 57.9mm
    Compression Ratio
    9.3:1
    Induction
    PGM-FI with automatic enrichment
    Ignition
    Fully transistorized
    Valve Train
    SOHC; two valves per cylinder
    DRIVE TRAIN
    Transmission
    Four-speed semi-automatic
    Final Drive
    Chain
    Clutch
    Automatic centrifugal
    CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    Front Suspension
    26mm telescopic fork; 3.5 inches travel
    Rear Suspension
    Twin shock; 3.6 inches travel
    Front Brake
    Single 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS
    Rear Brake
    Mechanical drum
    Front Tire
    70/90-17
    Rear Tire
    80/90-17
    DIMENSIONS
    Rake
    26.5°
    Trail
    2.8 inches
    Wheelbase
    48.9 inches
    Seat Height
    30.7 inches
    Fuel Capacity
    1.0 gallon
    Curb Weight
    240 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
    Miles Per Gallon
    TBD MPG - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider weight, and other factors.
    OTHER
    Model ID
    C125A
    Emissions
    Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
    Available Colors
    Pearl Niltava Blue
    FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
    One Year
    Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

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    Wish they would bring back the CL-72 (250 Scrambler)
    My first bike ! It was a 1964 with a few hundred miles on it, bought for $400. Sold it like a fool.
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    Super Cub

    Not in Canada eh? Pity!!! Guess I'll have to find an original.

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    I worked at a local Honda dealer my senior year in high school. A friend and I spent our time there getting motorcycles out of the crate, get them running and out onto the floor. We would put a dozen together after school. The next day after school we'd have to do another dozen because the others would all be gone. When we had time we'd put a couple Super Hawks or CA150's on the floor. But the cubs were a hot item at the time. I probably assembled 200 of em while I worked there. That was 1962 or 63. S90's were another Honda people couldn't get enough of. It was a amazing time for motorcycles, we would sell 50/60 bikes on a weekend.

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