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Old 02-11-2014, 08:40 PM   #211
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:53 PM   #212
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Yes but I will argue the following:

A lot of the Super Cubs were sold after 1992 as shown by the following data:

Cumulative Production Worldwide

1961 1 million units
1967 5 million units
1974 10 million units
1983 15 million units
1992 20 million units
2002 35 million units
2005 50 million units
2008 (April) 60 million units

Honda Super Cub website, http://world.honda.com/SuperCub/MobileSafari/3G/

40 million Super Cub were built from 1992 to 2008. I attribute those numbers to the fact that the Super Cub was sold massively in Asia. Just in 6 years (2002 to 2008), 25 million Super Cub were built. I don't think Americans and Europeans bought Super Cubs in the last 10-12 years. Ok, in the past 20 years.

I never said they sold most of them in the US or Europe... They were like the VeloSolex and VW Beetle, and were intended for the home market as transportation. That Honda had the vision to start in the US with the Cub C-100, that did sell by the thousands to young adults, a lot for them at college or as home to school transport for teens. My sisters both remember seeing lots of Honda Cubs at their college parking lots in the early 60's.

Maybe Dean and Jan of the Beach Boys helped make them popular. They did sell in good numbers, enough that Yamaha and Suzuki introduced their own step-through, semi automatic transmissioned bikes as well.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:52 PM   #213
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Jan & Dean were not part of the Beach Boys and had nothing to do with the song Little Honda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viYfWqSECAk&feature=kp
Hexnut, a lot of us who are old enough to remember when the Beach Boys (or Jan and Dean) were the current band didn't listen to pop music back then. I did and obviously you did but I remember a lot of the boys in the Marines back then were strictly Country and Western. We have to cut them some slack.

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #214
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Still working out details about the sale as well as timeline but this little beauty is waiting for me in Monterrey right now:



Notice the white one in the back




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Old 02-13-2014, 06:15 AM   #215
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Ok, if you are interested, PM me for the following:

My wife and I are planning one more trip to Monterrey in early March. We have full intentions of buying a Super Cub. She and I have been entertaining the idea of buying 2 and selling one here in the US. Would someone here be interested? If you are, PM me and let's see if we can work out a deal.
How would you handle title transfer ?
Do you know/have a way a buyer here in US could legally title it?
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:19 AM   #216
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How would you handle title transfer ?
Do you know/have a way a buyer here in US could legally title it?
I have posted it several times on this thread: you can not register the bike here in the US (unless YOU know of a way - I guess some people do but they have larger pockets than I do). No title transfer. Bill of sale only.

The Super Cub is sold as a 2013 model only. So this is a one time deal. Once they're gone, they're gone.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:13 AM   #217
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I have posted it several times on this thread: you can not register the bike here in the US (unless YOU know of a way - I guess some people do but they have larger pockets than I do). No title transfer. Bill of sale only.

The Super Cub is sold as a 2013 model only. So this is a one time deal. Once they're gone, they're gone.
OK, Thought maybe something had changed. Damn tempting!

Here in NC 50cc scoots = no license/Reg or Ins. I know some folks ride older cubs around w/o plates and seem to get away with it so long as they don't go too fast.

Tempting!
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:50 AM   #218
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Here in NC 50cc scoots = no license/Reg or Ins. I know some folks ride older cubs around w/o plates and seem to get away with it so long as they don't go too fast.

Tempting!
May be you can peel off the "110" sticker.

I'm joking! I don't think it says 110 anywhere on the Super Cub.
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Are you bringing it Stateside or leaving in MX with family?

I want one and there has to be a way to title it!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:37 PM   #220
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Are you bringing it Stateside or leaving in MX with family?

I want one and there has to be a way to title it!
We are going to try and cross the border with it. I asked at the Port of Entry last time and was told it shouldn't be a problem as long as I ride it back and forth. My main concern is with the purchase right now as we are trying to gather all the paperwork needed to make a purchase and get a license plate for the Super Cub.

To my knowledge, there is no way you can get a US title.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:17 AM   #221
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I've recently bought myself the Euro model, the Honda Wave 110i. Unfortunately the Super Cub isn't imported here. It's a blast to ride; small, nimble and very responsive. I previously had the larger Innova 125i, which itself was a great bike, but I far prefer the Wave. The Honda dealer told me though, that Honda may not be importing them any more since sales have been slow. Everybody wants a twist & go.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:52 AM   #222
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I've recently bought myself the Euro model, the Honda Wave 110i. Unfortunately the Super Cub isn't imported here. It's a blast to ride; small, nimble and very responsive. I previously had the larger Innova 125i, which itself was a great bike, but I far prefer the Wave. The Honda dealer told me though, that Honda may not be importing them any more since sales have been slow. Everybody wants a twist & go.
The 2 advantages of the Wave over the Super Cub are the spoke wheels which should allow for tubeless tires and a front disk brake.

I think the semi automatic gearbox is pretty awesome. Non riders would find it a lot easier than a traditional gearbox found on a motorcycle. The rotating clutch is also cool. You can go from 4th to neutral in one kick.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:10 AM   #223
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The spoked wheels were what led me to get rid of the Innova. After two punctures, both in the middle of nowhere, I decided I'd had enough.

I agree with you about the gearbox. I fell in love with them while living in the Far East, where they're every day transport for the masses. there's something far more rewarding and tactile to the Cub than there is to a point-and-shoot.

I'm getting a genuine 160+ mpg. The little 3.7 litre tank is good for over 130 miles.

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:14 AM   #224
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Years ago in an interview someone asked Erik Buell what was the most impressive motorcycle. He said it was the Honda Cub. He described it as "elegant simplicity".
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #225
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T minus 3 weeks to trip to Monterrey. Started negotiating again with dealership. Trying to work out a plan.

In order to bring the bike in, the following must happen:

1. Purchase bike (need Mexican citizen for that)

2. Get title (takes 1 day in Mexico - according to dealership)

3. Get plate (takes 2 days in Mexico - according to dealership)

4. Secure transport from Monterrey to border

5. Show proof of ownership at border

6. Show proof of insurance at border

7. Keep fingers crossed
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