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    Brand New 2019 Super Cub

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    Fuel injected, finally! No more carb heat. Ignition is "fully transistorized" too. After all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee View Post
    Fuel injected, finally! No more carb heat. Ignition is "fully transistorized" too. After all these years.
    Yeah, technology keeps marching along. And the current price of $3599 for a Honda Super Cub compared with the originals is about in line with original Piper Super Cub prices to today's prices on Cubs (the airplane kind).

    I purchased a brand new Honda CB175 in 1971 for $695, and it took a long time to save up that much money. I guess I'm getting old...
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    I read that over the years there have been 110,000,000, yep, 110 million of these things produced! Wow!
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    First of my 60 motorcycles so far was a bicycle conversion Whizzer in 1960. Then a JAWA CZ350 2-cycle twin. The third in 1962 was a Honda 50 Cub....finally they have decided to import them to the USA after 44 years of absence (1974). Their history: http://world.honda.com/Cub/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Super_Cub

    Like McDonald's there's been millions sold. Developing nations have embraced the products.

    It's no wonder the motorcycle industry is slow or shrinking in North America. Without a starter motorcycle how do you get them hooked on riding? Free bike drugs tomorrow?

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    There are stories out there about if Honda used the "Super Cub" name in the US it would have been a trademark infringement against the Piper Super Cub. On the C100 motorcycles sold in the US Honda changed the tank decal and leg shield logo from "Super Cub" & "Cub" to "Honda 50". Is there any documentation anywhere about this?

    I have the Honda C100 50cc bikes from the 60s, a 1980 C70 and now the 2019 Honda Super Cub C125 60th-anniversary edition.

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    Nice Honda and Piper stable. Here's the same ref to trademarks so I assume Honda chose to avoid conflict: https://leftlanenews.com/honda/honda...-3d-trademark/ Bad press makes bad sales especially soon after WWII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    I read that over the years there have been 110,000,000, yep, 110 million of these things produced! Wow!
    Most popular scooter of all time.

    Always wanted one of the old ones, but figured it would be tricky for me to keep running.

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    Any idea of its top speed, or maybe I should say practical speed between home and the airport
    Staying alive in an airplane has a lot more to do with mastering ourselves than mastering the aircraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondacubber View Post
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    Looks like the Honda 50 my dad had when I was a kid, except his was all white.
    I de-sissified it by pulling off the splash guards & the muffler--
    pretty tough "chopper" for a 12 year old.
    I discovered that if you stand on the pax pegs, it'll do some pretty good wheelies--
    at least until you run into something.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    I would think Piper would have defended their trade mark vigorously given that not many years earlier they lost to Pan Am over the Clipper name. That’s why the Clipper was only built for 1 year and was followed by the Pacer in 1950.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dgapilot View Post
    I would think Piper would have defended their trade mark vigorously given that not many years earlier they lost to Pan Am over the Clipper name. That’s why the Clipper was only built for 1 year and was followed by the Pacer in 1950.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MT12 View Post
    Any idea of its top speed, or maybe I should say practical speed between home and the airport
    It can do 50 to 55 fairly easily on the level. $5 to 50 on a slight incline in 3rd gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondacubber View Post
    It can do 50 to 55 fairly easily on the level. $5 to 50 on a slight incline in 3rd gear.
    Great, a lot better than my trail 90 with the small rear sprocket that'll only get my last a$$ up to a whopping 35.
    Staying alive in an airplane has a lot more to do with mastering ourselves than mastering the aircraft.

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