Last Call: Cub Reporter Edition

Have you ever asked yourself, just how will I be an engaging conversationalist at parties? Well, ask no more because now you can regale others with your vast knowledge of Honda Cub model names and introductory model years. I know, and you’re welcome.
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21 responses to “Last Call: Cub Reporter Edition”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    The Cub: A fairly adult small motorcycle from Honda
    The Grom: Really not a very adult bike at all. It’s even named for a pre-adolescent surfer! Mostly owned by adults nonetheless.

  2. Alff Avatar

    Thanks. Between this and my better than average knowledge of the evolution of the Alfa twin cam I am sure to be a huge hit at parties.

  3. Hillman_Hunter Avatar

    In some Cambodian towns there’s a delightful evening phenomenon where young men and women on Honda Cubs and other step-throughs, usually doubling a same-sex friend, congregate at the major roundabouts and glide around flirting with the opposite sex. It’s quite balletic, and another wonderful expression of the importance of the step-through to Southeast Asian cultures.

  4. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    Fond memories of learning to ride on one and getting my first drivers/riders licence at age 15

  5. spotarama Avatar

    just saw the new alfa giulia veloce on the back of a transporter that was dropping off at our yard (I work for Nissan/kia dealer for my sins) and whilst I know its the hottest thing since Carolina reaper chillis (and supposedly $160K aus) its gotta be the blandest alfa I’ve ever seen. shame, they’re capable of so much more

    1. Alff Avatar

      If that is the blandest Alfa you’ve ever seen I am sorry that you were blind through the 80s and 90s. I hear you, though. It’s only not bland in comparison to so many of its contemporaries.

  6. jeepjeff Avatar

    I saw my first Suzuki VanVan in person at Sears Pointless. It was a press bike one of the racers brought. It’s very quiet compared to my TW200. The gent who had it was very fond of its ability to have a conversational burnout. You start a burnout next to someone, and then the muffler is so effective, you can just talk to the person while generating a modicum of tire smoke. Definitely very cool looking, and very much a 70s dirt bike to my 80s-tastic 200.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Okay, that was not high on my list of “image searches that will include a naked lady in the first three rows”. So I’ve learned three things about the VanVan: a.) that it exists at all, b.) rather quiet, and c.) evidently popular with nudists.

      1. jeepjeff Avatar

        Yeah… I mean, it is a naked bike, but that’s not normally what that means…

      2. jeepjeff Avatar

        Also, no naked ladies in the first three rows when image searching for “Yamaha TW200”

      3. Tiberiuswise Avatar

        I must have done it wrong. Dammit.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      Efficient mufflers for tuesday vehicles are something I dream about. Literally. There are some boys on the other side of my fjord which have removed the mufflers from their 125cc toys and who race them at night. The landscape acts like a tunnel, with the noise traveling everywhere.

    3. Alff Avatar

      If it were freeway capable my wife would be mad at me for buying one.

      1. jeepjeff Avatar

        Capable or legal? The limit in California is 150cc, which means my TW200 is legal on all roads in my neck of the woods…

  7. crank_case Avatar

    Any excuse to repost these nutters..

  8. Marto Avatar

    Help! I’ve “lost” a car marque from my memory bank. It’s a very old and rather obscure French brand (think pre-WWI) that is something like Metalqique or Metelequerc. Google is not helping. Thanks in advance.

    1. Marto Avatar

      It’s okay now. I’ve found it: Metallurgique – and it’s Belgian, not French.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

        Simplify and add battleship.

      2. outback_ute Avatar

        Close to the other Belgian car, the Minerva

  9. outback_ute Avatar

    I wonder why they called the first version the C100 when it had a 50cc engine?
    This also prompted a search to see how related the CT100 was, as used by a million Aussie posties. Pretty related I think, a separate model that sprung from the Super Cub.