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85-year-old biker bags a new Super Cub C125

Published: 04 February 2019

Updated: 26 November 2019

We didn’t need any further proof that motorcycling keeps you young – but in case there were any doubt, 85-year-old biker Dick Comer proved the point by purchasing a new Honda Super Cub C125.

Dick is a well-known retired motor trader based in the South West, and has been a keen motorcyclist since the age of 14 – giving him an amazing 71 years of riding experience to draw upon.

He successfully competed in trials into his early seventies, and has owned numerous different makes and models of bike over the years. Dick was already in his mid-twenties when Soichiro Honda released the original Super Cub in 1958, a bike that became the world’s most popular motorised transport solution, selling over 100-million of its various incarnations over the last 61 years.

Dick collected his bike from Bransons Motorcycles owner Paul Branson, who said: "Dick has been a customer of ours since we first opened the business back in 1979. We're now in our 40th year and I'd like to wish him all the best and many more years of happy motorcycling."

MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child rode the C125 and said: "The retro styling and feel are spot-on but, while it’s reminiscent of the original, the new Super Cub has been given modern handling and just enough technology to bring it up to date without losing any of its unique charm.

"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."

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