New Supercub 110!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by damasovi, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    Hi there,

    for 2013 Honda has re-release the supercub 110 in Mexico after it had been gone for 2-4 years, how ever this time it comes with wait for it... FI! I know some will say it is a step back, how ever other will like it.

    http://www.honda.mx/motos/supercub110/ and a better one (mini site) here:
    http://www.honda.mx/motos/supercub110/minisitio/

    today I saw it in person and it is not your average delivery scooter, Honda Mexico has it mark for delivery or work but first, it is on the expensive side, close to $27,000 pesos, when a cargo (that goes faster, bigger gas can and such) cost like 22, and all other scooters cost less than 22 K there is also the Wave that cost $15k!!! BUT in exchange for the hi price you do get FI, a very nice and comfortable seat

    it come with 8 hp 110 cc and with electric and kick start, as well as a gas gauge. The dash is nice and has 4 speeds, still semi automatic

    Santa are you there?

    Damasovi
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  2. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    Actually the Cargo150 looks like it has potential to be a fair small sized adventure bike, why can't Honda sell these here in the U.S.?
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  3. JerryH

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    That's really nice, but I prefer the original, like the early '80s Passport in the U.S. We have the SYM Symba, which comes pretty close, but I don't think it makes 8 hp. I would have to buy the expensive one piece seat in order to ride it, I'm to tall to sit on that little front seat it comes with, I wind up sitting on the metal bar between the two seats.
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  4. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    that cargo 150 is a nice looking one in deed. Why not the USA? how many could they sell when 650 are consider small and with no power? EPA and DOT aside (you can always fix that) "real bikes" start at 80 hp? or was it 100?

    I sure wish they where available up there, so the after market would develop, not much down here.

    AH! JerryH, yes that is not a bike for you at what 6"+? they were made for us the short(er) people.

    I am thinking that if I can't have 2 small scooter I could sell my beat to a compadre and buy this one, I just would need a test drive to make sure the drum brakes DO work and why not see the top speed or the cruising speed... and then the farkling would begin !!

    Damasovi
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  5. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    4 years ago when it was cargo 125 a 70 year old took one from Mexico to Brazil I believe. Great bike but same old same old we buy far to few bike and scooters to make it worth it for them to spend the cash to bring it here. 2200 Canadian for a new one isn't to bad of price cheaper then the SYM copy.
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  6. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    that book is call OLD MAN ON A MOTORCYCLE (maybe), and I think we "only" did South America and something like 45,000 km!!! And yes it was a Honda Cargo 125

    I will double check the name of the book

    EDIT:
    this is it, the name is Old Man on a bike by Simon Gandolfi and a review here
    http://overlandmag.com/features/review-old-man-on-a-bike/

    Damasovi
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  7. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    Several years ago, a Taiwanese company called TGB sold a 150cc cargo scooter in the U.S. It was intended as a delivery vehicle. It was ugly, but many people saw it's touring potential, and they sold quite a few. Then TGB just disappeared.

    http://www.mojopowersportsinc.com/tgb_gas_scooters3.html

    Scroll down.
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  8. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    Tgb still selling new scooters in the UK they must have pulled of the usa or something
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  9. Motovista

    Motovista Go Fast, See Nothing

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    80,000 people will tell honda they want to buy one, and six of them actually will.
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  10. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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  11. JerryH

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    It looks nice, but at that price is probably junk. I had a Jialing Cub clone. Never made it to 1000 miles. The engine still ran, the rest of the bike fell apart from around it. Kickstarter broke, spokes broke in both wheels, swing arm fell off, 2 of the 4 motor mount bolts fell out, putting 2 much stress on the other 2, and cracked the frame, battery died, all the lights and horn quit working, one thing at a time. Speedometer cable broke. And the fuel line from the underseat tank to the carb wore through, draining the gas tank, and left me stranded.

    I would love to see a Cub sold here that I fit on. I would really love to see a CT110, or better yet, a CT125 or CT150 sold here.
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  12. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Looks like someone didn't to the prep work before riding a brand new China scoot, or abused it by "putting too much stress", as you said it.

    When you put too much stress on any machine, they all fail; why would you expect otherwise? :lol3
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  13. KLR650Teach

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    Honda actually has a nice sale on now for the left over 2013 models for only 22,000 pesos here in Mexico. I'm a Canadian living in Mexico for the winter. I've wanted a SuperCub for years. Now I'm going down today to buy one, finally. If I can't have it in Canada, at least I can for six months of the year in Mexico.

    These new FI Cubs are rated at 1.57 litres per 100 kilometres. That works out to 149 miles to the US gallon. Thats phenomenal fuel economy, plus there is no Cat converter and I'm told there is also no O2 sensor making future problems that much less of a concern.

    I'm looking forward receiving my new SuperCub.
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  14. KLR650Teach

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    Santa arrived at my house early this year. :1drink I'm a Canadian snowbird living in Mexico for the winter and I just bought the new/old 2013 Honda SuperCub 110 with FI. Really excited as I've wanted one of these for so long. I would rather have had the carburated model but the SuperCub has not been available in Mexico for a few years prior to 2013. So most of the Carb'd versions have been used as work bikes, delivery bikes etc and just had the shit run out of them. So I will give the FI model a go. Huge miles per gallon with the new FI models - 149 mp US gallon! :clap
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  15. cabanza

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    Alright, I am calling you out KLR650teach! I'm calling bullshit on whatever you're saying.

    You profile hasn't been active for almost 5 years until last Summer and you just dug up this old thread out of nowhere.
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  16. KLR650Teach

    KLR650Teach Adventurer

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    Well unlike yourself, I usually only post when I feel I have something of interest or value to share with other members on the forum. I don't post a lot and when I do it is sporadic. I prefer to read. Last time I was very active was back in and around 2009 prior to taking my Alaskan tour up to Prudhoe Bay and back.

    So what is it, the fact that I might know a thing or two that you don't or what?

    Exactly what are you calling "bullshit" on?
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  17. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    Why dig up an old thread and not make your own?

    Why not tell us how many digits are in the VIN?

    All dealers have some on their floor so why haven't you taken delivery?
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  18. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    And then what kind of "Canadian" check are you talking about? Because I have a friend from Canada who tells me you have to use traveller's checks...

    Still calling you out.
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  19. KLR650Teach

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    I quoted and replied to another's enthusiasm for the model. No need to start a new thread when there was already one in existence on the topic. Just creates more clutter and the moderators appreciate me not taking up more band width than is needed to cover a given topic.

    As to the number of digits in the VIN, I already told you I can provide that info when I take possession of the bike. You think I'm gonna drive an hour and go to Guadalajara just to satisfy your doubt? Good luck.

    The dealer I have bought from has no 110's and must get it from another dealer who does have one. It's called an inter-branch transfer.

    Now while you are still in the planning phase of doing something I am actually doing it and living here in Mexico. I'm not going to post something that is not true because I value my reputation even if it is just a web board forum. But this forum is here for the exchange of information. If you choose not to believe what I have posted thats entirely up to you. But to publicly call me a liar ........ well ........that's just not cool and speaks to your lack of maturity.
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  20. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    All I heard was "blah, blah, blah, I'm full of shit."

    No bill of sale?

    If I had a brand new bike, especially one that no one else has, I'd start a new thread and not dig up an old one. Especially one I haven't contributed to in the past when it was started!

    You're a troll. Just give yourself away.
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