Honda C90 Super Cub (Passport)

   

Make Model

Honda C90 Super Cub (Passport)

Year

1966 - 80+

Engine

Single cylinder, 4-stroke, OHC

Capacity

89.5 cc / 5.5 cu in

Bore x Stroke

50 x 45.6 mm

Cooling System

Air cooled

Compression Ratio

8.2:1

Exhaust

One-into one

Ignition

Magneto

Starting

Electric and kick

Max Power

5.6 kW / 8.0 hp @ 9500 rpm

Max Torque

6.6 Nm / 0.67 kgf-m / 4.8 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm

Clutch

Wet, semi-automatic

Transmission 

3-Speed

Final Drive

Belt

Frame

Pressed steel underbone

Front Suspension

Leading link

Front Wheel Travel

56 mm / 2.2 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

Wheels

Steel, laced wire spokes

Front Wheel

2.50 x 17 in

Rear Wheel

2.50 x 17 in

Dimensions

Length: 1829 mm / 72.0 in

Wheelbase

1185 mm / 46.7 in

Dry Weight

85 kg / 187 lbs

 

 

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.

The C90 Super Cub was to go on being produced, almost unchanged for 34 years, finally bowing out in 2002, although of course still produced by other Far Eastern manufacturers as long as there is demand, mostly, these days in Third World economies as general ‘Beast of Burden’!