Honda C100 EX Super Cub (EX5 Dream)

   

Make Model

Honda C100 EX Super Cub (EX5 Dream)

Year

1986 onwards

Engine

Single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHC

Capacity

97 cc / 5.9 cu in

Bore x Stroke

50 x 49.5 mm

Cooling System

Air cooled

Compression Ratio

8.8:1 / 9.0.1

Exhaust

One-into one

Ignition

CDI

Battery

12V, 4Ah (with kickstarter) / 12V, 5AH (without kickstarter)

Starting

Electric and kick

Max Power

5.9 kW / 8.0 hp @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

8.1 Nm / 0.83 kgf-m / 6.0 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm

Clutch

Wet, automatic

Transmission 

4-Speed continuous

Final Drive

Belt

Gear Ratios

1st 2.833 / 2nd 1.705 / 3rd 1.238 / 4th 0.958:1

Primary Reduction

4.058:1

Final Reduction

2.571:1

Frame

Pressed steel underbone

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Front Wheel Travel

100 mm / 3.9 in

Rear Suspension

Swing arm

Rear Wheel Travel

61 mm / 2.4 in

Front Brakes

Expanding drum, 110 mm Ø

Rear Brakes

Expanding drum, 110 mm Ø

Rake

26.5°

Trail

75 mm / 3.0 in

Wheels

Steel, laced wire spokes

Front Wheel

2.25 x 17 in

Rear Wheel

2.50 x 17 in

Front Tyre

60/100-17 M/C 33P

Rear Tyre

70/90-17 M/C 38P

Dimensions

Length: 1835 mm / 72.2 in

Width:     670 mm / 26.0 in

Height:  1035 mm / 40.7 in

Wheelbase

1190 mm / 469 in

Seat Height

760 mm / 30 in

Dry Weight

93 kg / 205 lbs

Fuel Capacity

3.6 L / 0.95 US gal

 

 

The Cub in all its different forms went on to sell over 50 million units and is still in production today. It’s not only the most successful motorcycle in history but it is also the highest selling motor vehicle in history, financing Honda’s global domination of motor bikes for over half a century and making them the biggest engine producer in the world.

Motorising the population of Asia and selling millions of cheap and reliable hacks to America and Europe bankrolled Honda’s racing successes, from Phil Read on the Island to fast Freddie Spencer on the world stage. It financed innovative research and design which was to produce some of the aforementioned iconic bikes of the century.