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Title: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Jeremy Z on June 11, 2018, 02:34:17 pm
By now, you've seen the news that we'll be getting the Monkey and Super Cub for the 2019 model year:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2018/06/honda-monkey-and-super-cub-coming-to-u-s-market-as-2019-models/

Initially, the Monkey made the impression on me. "What a cool little bike that would be to ride around." But I bet the novelty would wear off pretty quickly...

But when I saw the Super Cub, it would obviously make the better sport-tourer. Comes with a sturdy rack, seat is optional. Full chain case, and not enough power to stretch the chain. :) I bet it would do an honest 55 mph, maybe 60. Nice big wheels for a smoother ride than a scooter. Automatic clutch is a good compromise between a CVT-equipped scooter and a fully manual trans like we're used to. Probably a lot cheaper to make than a DCT like the bigger Hondas are getting.

I think I read somewhere that the Cub will come stateside soon, as an electric model, to replace the 50cc scooters.

I'm voting Super Cub. It has a fun, genuine vintage style, and with a boatload of practicality, and more personality than scooters.

Which would you have, and why, if you were limited to one of these two?


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: rajflyboy on June 11, 2018, 02:44:58 pm
Super Cub


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: slvrsprint on June 11, 2018, 03:01:49 pm
I don't have a place to have much fun on the Monkey.  Super Cub would make a good bike night ride and could travel on the hitch rack.


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Biking Sailor on June 11, 2018, 06:48:37 pm
I would vote Super Cub over the Monkey, but...

Of the 3 125cc little bikes Honda offers, I'd go Grom over those two.


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Jeremy Z on June 11, 2018, 07:05:26 pm
I'll just put this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSOTTdVxes


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Oilhed on June 12, 2018, 11:18:57 am
But I wanted this!

(https://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013%2F04%2F01-topshot-x1.jpg)


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: pockomoth on June 12, 2018, 10:43:06 pm
Super Cub as Sport Tourer.            Really?

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Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: SLK50 on June 13, 2018, 08:05:47 am

Super Cub as Sport Tourer.            Really?

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Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Blue is Best on June 15, 2018, 10:46:59 pm
NEITHER is cool. Looking back over mu motorcycle years I can't think of a time I would have had a use for either.


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: jay547 on June 16, 2018, 07:16:13 am
I'm holding out till they bring back the QA-50.


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Jeremy Z on June 26, 2018, 01:30:57 pm

Super Cub as Sport Tourer.            Really?


Well, sport-tourer would be pushing it. But it's VERY capable as a 1-up, lightweight tourer. Substantial frame for the large luggage rack, for one. Step through area would accommodate other luggage. Saddlebags would also work. You'd be limited to highways, and you'd have to be OK running it flat-out quite often. (the bike will be fine with that) In exchange for not being expressway-friendly, it would be better when passing through towns and suburbs. The USA is quickly being eaten up by urban sprawl; like it or not.


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: Oilhed on July 02, 2018, 11:12:52 am



Well, sport-tourer would be pushing it. But it's VERY capable as a 1-up, lightweight tourer. Substantial frame for the large luggage rack, for one. Step through area would accommodate other luggage. Saddlebags would also work. You'd be limited to highways, and you'd have to be OK running it flat-out quite often. (the bike will be fine with that) In exchange for not being expressway-friendly, it would be better when passing through towns and suburbs. The USA is quickly being eaten up by urban sprawl; like it or not.


On the up side I doubt the local LEOs would give you a second look if you came into the village over the posted speed limit.


Title: Re: Which is the cooler bike: Super Cub or Monkey?
Post by: 02Tac on October 20, 2019, 09:52:20 am
You have to give the nod to the Cub, if for no other reason than its place as the number one selling motor vehicle of all time.


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