The original Honda Cub's unique leading link forks (which used to rise under heavy braking and were unique to the original, have been replaced by conventional items. Now when you brake weight is reassuringly transferred to the front.
The rear uses a non-adjustable, traditional twin shock set up. The wheels are conventional 17-inchers and, despite the skinny tyres (70/90x17F 80/90x17R), grip and feel are good. Thin wheels, combined with a light bike means it turns effortlessly, too, perfect for darting around town.
The Super Cub is now powered by an air-cooled, two-valve, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, which you’ll also find in Honda’s all-new Monkey bike and MSX125 ‘Grom’.
The engine is bullet proof, and Honda are claiming 188mpg! The four-speed gearbox allows the Cub to accelerate to 55mph without too many complaints, and will hold a cruising speed of 60mph, just.
In town, it’s more than capable of keeping its head above water, and only feels underpowered above 50mph, especially when you face a steep incline.
The Cub has a bulletproof engine and legendary build quality. If the new model is like its predecessor, it should last forever.
Honda’s very own SH125 scooter is more practical, easier to ride and is considerably cheaper, at £2699. The new Super Cub is more on-par with Honda’s very own recently launched Monkey bike, £3699 and MSX125 ‘Grom’ £3389.
Not much. Not even underseat storage, but there’s LED lighting, an analogue/digital display and keyless ignition with immobiliser and alarm system too. ABS comes as standard, on the front only.