2019 Honda Super Cub Video Review

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Motion pictures of the Super Cub in action

American Honda is celebrating its 60th birthday in 2019, and as part of that celebration comes the release of the all-new Honda Super Cub. First introduced in 1958, it took a couple years before it came Stateside. Since then, Honda has sold over 100,000 100,000,000 (that’s 100 million) of the little scoots worldwide, making it the best-selling motor vehicle in the history of motor vehicles.

With the new Super Cub, Honda seems poised to keep the sales numbers growing. Taking clear design inspirations from the past, now you can meet the nicest people on a Honda firmly rooted in modern technology. The same 125cc Single seen in the Grom and Monkey scoots the Cub along, but unlike those two minimotos, the Cub utilizes a semi-automatic centrifugal clutch, just like the original. This leaves your left hand free to wave at all the baby boomers who will undoubtedly feel a sense of nostalgia as you roll by.

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Other modern tech includes a keyless ignition, digital gear indicator and fuel meter, fuel injection, front disc brake (rear is still a drum), ABS, LED lighting, and modern tires. I got the chance to ride the new Super Cub recently on a wet and cold Los Angeles day, and if you haven’t read my First Ride Review already, I suggest you do so. Not only will you get more info about the bike and a short Honda history lesson (and if that’s not enough, there’s more Honda history here), you’ll also get more detailed thoughts from me about what the new Super Cub is like to ride.

2019 Honda Super Cub Review: First Ride

But, I get it. Sometimes reading is just too much work. Sometimes you’d just rather watch a video of a guy talking about a new model, why it’s important, and what it’s like to ride. Not only does this video of the new Super Cub give you that, it also includes Honda’s Collin Miller joining me to talk about the bike, as well as riding shots – including on-board footage of a rider (it may or may not be me) doing figure-eights aboard the Cub around some tables on the Redondo Beach pier, accompanied by none other than one of RB’s finest. It was a laugh fest, which embodies what the Super Cub is all about.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Ducatirdr Ducatirdr on Feb 25, 2019

    The world models have passenger foot pegs and the rear rack.(I have heard a rumor of a seat that mounts to the rack yet my Google Kung Fu is weak at finding it) I presume the US models get the ugly lights and no rack or passenger pegs due to our market regulations. This is too bad as the Monkey and this bike are stylish, but they lack the ability to run to the camp store for ice-cream with your partner on the back. A fatal flaw. Also it's time we change the US laws on lighting so we can enjoy the same blinkers and tail lights the rest of the world uses.

  • Ozzy Mick Ozzy Mick on Feb 27, 2019

    Joining you guys (and gals?) late but you may or may not be impressed with the fact that the Cub has been Australia's top selling 2-wheeler for years. What does that say about Aussies? Not much except that Australia Post has been buying them as the preferred mode of transport for postmen on their delivery runs.
    Here's one run that's quite definitely not a postie run...
    Postie Bike Challenge

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    • Ozzy Mick Ozzy Mick on Mar 01, 2019

      Now that's really interesting...learn something new every day.
      Looking forward to your visit in 2021 🏍⛱🏕