The iconic Honda Super Cub turned 60 years old in 2018 and could also celebrate the incredible milestone from 2017 of 100 million units produced! The custom bike experts at K-Speed has worked their magic on a special anniversary edition to pay tribute to the iconic retro moped.
The successful Honda Super Cub
The Honda Super Cub is the world’s best selling motor vehicle and has been compared to the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle as an icon of 20th century industry and transport. The first model C100 used a pressed steel monocoque chassis, with the horizontal engine placed below the central spine, a configuration now called the ‘step through’ or ‘underbone’ motorcycle. The Super Cub is difficult to classify but lands somewhere between a scooter and a motorcycle – what could also be called a moped, “step-thru” or “scooterette”.
The 2018 Anniversary model C110
Honda has gradually modernized the Super Cub’s design over the years, but the 2018 anniversary model C110 by Honda has a retro look as a tribute to the original model. To mark the occasion of the new model going on sale in Thailand, Honda Thailand handed the custom bike crew at K-Speed in Bangkok a new Super Cub and gave them 30 days to build something special.
The K-Speed retro bike 2018
The result of the K-speed rebuild is a cool retro bike that pays tribute to the original Honda Super Cub by mixing old school charm with modern features. K-Speed has made the biggest visual change by removing the tiny front grille and Honda logo, taking apart the stock steering cluster and installing the OEM headlight further down.
All wiring has been re-routed and custom switches mounted below the steering stem now control the starter and turn signals. The K-Speed design also comes with a set of custom-made handlebars, Biltwell Inc. grips and new 17×2.50 wheels wrapped in vintage-style Vee Rubber tires. The black and white paint together with the re-shaped seat with contrast stitching adds the final touches to the classic re-design that still has the signature K-speed attitude.
The 110 cc Honda Super Power Cub retails for JPY275,400 ($2,430) in standard trim and 297,000 ($2,620) in Pro.