What the Beetle was to Volkswagen, the Super Cub is to Honda. Since its launch in 1958, the Super Cub nameplate has sold over 100 million units; UK motorcycle website Bennetts calls it “the most successful and influential motorcycle ever designed.”
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While Super Cubs are common sights in Europe or Asia, Americans are probably unfamiliar with the model. Here’s what the 2022 Super Cub, just unveiled by Honda, features: LED lights, keyless ignition, a new pillion seat with pegs, a 125cc engine putting out 9.7 horsepower. The mileage is an insane 188.4 MPG. The fuel tank, by the way, won’t even hold a full gallon; the capacity is 3.7 liters (0.98 gallons). A full tank is good for around 150 miles of travel.
The 242 pound bike—you all can argue over whether it’s a motorcycle or a scooter—retails for £3,499 (USD $4,833) and will hit European showrooms in August.