Honda Super Cub 110

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by DOUBLE-O G, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. DOUBLE-O G

    DOUBLE-O G Smooth Operator

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    Just got home from Mexico tonight. I'm tired. No, I didn't get the Super Cub this time but don't count me off just yet. I managed to get an extended test ride on the demo they had. What a fun little bike!
    More tomorrow (pics, video, and full story).
    Oh, and Feliz Navidad!
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    feliz navidad para tí también!!!

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    So, no I haven't bought a Super Cub. I'm pretty bummed out but then again it's winter - and it's been one hell of a winter so far in South Texas so I wouldn't be able to get much riding anyway.

    What happened? Well, we made several mistakes.

    Number 1: they only had the demo. Yes they could get another bike but we weren't sure of the timing.

    Number 2: paperwork. My in-laws were missing some kind of Mexican ID. They hadn't renewed their previous one so they had to get another one. Once again, being short on time and with Christmas in between, it just wasn't going to get done.

    Number 3: La familia. The family member who told us he could trailer the bike to the border wasn't able to do it anyway.

    Number 4: As far as an American buying a vehicle in Mexico and getting it plated in Mexico, well, it just can't be done. You have to prove that you are living there (working, paying bills, etc.). So I found out from the dealership that I wouldn't be able to buy anything anyway unless I buy to export to the US (which is impossible unless you're rich and know someone who knows someone, etc.). Bummer! So if you ain't married to a girl who still has ties to Mexico (in this case, her parents), then forget about it.

    Some good news:

    Yes my in-laws can buy a Super Cub. Sweet!

    Yes it is possible to cross the US border as long as your vehicle has a Mexican plate AND insurance. However, one can NOT import a Mexican vehicle. It has to be driven/ ridden back and forth (no specific amount of time was given by the border patrol agent but it is understood that it must be ridden back and forth regularly).

    Yes I will try again in the Spring (when we go back again and this time I hope to be better prepared).

    I went for a ride on the Super cub. I was able to get it to about 40 mph and yes it still had some power. I am pretty sure I could have gotten it to 50 mph without a problem. In terms of power it felt pretty close to my Grom. I absolutely LOVE the semi-automatic gearbox. I think it's so cool! The seat is pretty comfy but the handlebar gets pretty close to my knees when I do a tight turn. The bike is actually pretty small. The 17" wheels work great. Suspension is basic but gets the job done.

    Honda Thailand has a duo seat and different color body work. If/ when I can get my hand on a Super Cub, I am planning on converting the solo to a duo one.

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  7. DOUBLE-O G

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    Yes it believe so.

    I love to use the kick to start it. You kick it and you can barely tell it's running. One kick is all it needs. Real good fun.

    Honda also sells the Wave. The Wave is sold in a bunch of countries. It basically is a Super Cub. Chassis and engine are the same but the looks of the Super Cub just make the bike. Comes in white or black. Still haven't seen a black one.
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    Talking about the Honda Wave for a second. It costs 15,000 pesos or $1,150 in Mexico. And that's the OTD price.

    Now what's interesting about the Wave is that it's only a 100cc bike. The Wave is also sold in Europe. It comes straight from the Super Cub and it's a 110cc. It also sports a front disk brake and slightly different styling than the Wave sold in Mexico. Why all the differences? I'm not sure. It must be a heck of a job to be managing the line production at Honda and figuring out what model for what country needs to be build on any given day. I know, I know there's more than one factory but still...
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    Hi there, this is my very first post and its not by chance, I have a thing for scooters and underbones. I too was considering buying a new super cub, but when I got to the dealer, the cub on the showroom floor was sold, the guy said he'd call me, weeks later I went to pick up some parts for another bike, and noticed the had a couple on the floor, ask for he manager and was told he had gone out 10 minutes before, called him on his phone and said he couldn't make it back, so I said enough, that same day I went to Suzuki dealer and got a real nice underbone called FD110.

    So you might want to consider this bike , has more power (almost 9.8 HP), against 8 Hp on the cub and surely more than the Wave, my experience with other bikes and atv's, is that Honda has typically less HP than similar bikes of other makes. Even not broken in you can feel plenty of power and should eventually deliver more. Honestly think it will make 60 MPH someday.

    I am aware of cool factor of the cub and its history, but believe me, the Suki is one of a kind machine, it has some interesting features like an oil filter (in a 110 CC !) and no spokes to break or tighten.

    I really wanted the bike with a truck bed in the rear, but wasn't going to put up with the guy, but do not regret my purchase, any way, I can always "forgive" him.

    Oh yea, and it was only about 1,250 USD OTD.
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    Oh I forgot, they even threw in a nice scooter helmet, nothing fancy but must be a 60-80 dollar value.

    Hp is estimated at 9.8 by the factory not almost as posted before.
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    BAJABorn, do you live in Mexico?

    If you brought it to the states, we would love to get the info on it.
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    yes in Mexicali, bout 3-4 miles from the east port of entry. shouldn't be a problem once I have it plated, and that's going to happen once I have some time off.
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    I live in México and geting one next week the Price droped from $2,069 usd to $1,700 usd. It´s a great bike for the cost of it. My other bike BMW800 GS has been in all America without any problems.

    Daniel Mazatlán México
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    Yes I saw that the price is now 22,000 pesos so about $1,700. But all Super Cub seem to be 2013 though. Still, not a bad price.

    The Honda PCX is getting an upgrade for 2014. Not sure if we will see the updated version here in the US this year but I am definitely waiting. The new PCX is all sorted out (seat, clock, tires, etc.).
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    Better than Supercub?
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    What do you mean?
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    That's what the video was saying, building a bike better than the Super Cub.
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    The bike in the video is a Super Cub. It was a promo from several years ago when they updated the Super Cub with FI. Honda was acknowledging in the video that they can't build a better bike than the Super Cub. ;) I guess it's Japanese humor?
  20. YamaGeek

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    ...well, there were 60 million made. The numbers speak for themselves and a lot of them are still being made by Honda licensed ( and ex licensed ) companies.