Thursday, April 17, 2008

Total Super Cub Production Reaches 50 Mio. Units

Super Cub Read the title there? Super Cub reaches 50 million production units by the end of December 2005. Great achievement for Super Cub! This Super Cub has become the favorite motor vehicle ever since. I found this Super Cub article from browsing the internet, http://world.honda.com/news/2006/c060208SuperCub/index.html. Please read the full story about Super Cub below.

"KUMAMOTO, Japan, February 8, 2006 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that total worldwide production of the Super Cub reached 50 million units at the end of December 2005. A favorite with customers since its launch in 1958, the Honda Super Cub has become the first motor vehicle to achieve total worldwide production of 50 million units.1

Honda Super Cub

The first-generation Super Cub made its debut in Japan in 1958. At a time when 2-stroke engines were the main stream, the Super Cub was fitted with a revolutionary, high-performance 50cc 4-stroke engine that offered superb economy and durability. The creative design also featured a low-floor backbone frame for convenient mounting and dismounting, a lever-free centrifugal clutch for easy shifting, large plastic leg shields to protect riders’ legs from dirt and wind, and other innovations. Since then the Super Cub has undergone many improvements, but its basic design and concepts remain unchanged, and it carries on a proud tradition of unique styling.
Honda Super Cub

In 1959 the United States became the first market for Honda Cub exports, and in 1961 Taiwan became the first country to assemble the model from imported Japanese parts. Since then, following the policy of building products where the demand is, Honda has expanded Super Cub production to facilities around the world. Currently produced in 13 countries and a popular product in more than 160, the Super Cub is a practical motorcycle that enjoys a strong reputation around the world.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Honda C70 - Wikipedia

C70 Passport was the elder brother of the Honda Super Cub, with more power, same cheap economical ride and reliability. It was introduced in USA, Canada, Asia and Vietnam in 1970; the first models were called C70 but in 1980 C70 Passport was introduced.

It had a 72 cc air-cooled single overhead cam engine, a semi-automatic 3-speed gearbox, enough horse power to pull this bike to a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). First models had 6 v electrics, in 1982 12 v electrics and CDI ignition were introduced to further improve the performance of the engine. All models have a full-enclosed drive chain for less maintenance.
Honda passport motorcycle
Specifications (1970-74 models)
72 cm³
4 stroke Over Head Cam single cylinder
Breaker points
3-speed with a semi-automatic clutch
Fuel system
2 valves / cylinder
Top Speed
80 km/h (50 mph)
6 Volts
Available colors
Aquarius blue, Bright red, Pine green and Grey
Leg guard/cowling
Fuel tank emblem read "HONDA 70"
long (for two riders) or two separated seats
Rear footpegs
Kick start
Tail light
large tail light common to other Hondas of the '70s

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