The Honda Super Cub and its variants: C100, C50, C70, C90, C100EX and C70 Passport is the most popular motor vehicle in the world! It has been in continuous manufacture since 1958 with production surpassing 60 million in 2008.
The Super Cub built the Honda Motor company. It is a simple motorcycle with a four stroke single cylinder engine ranging in displacement from 49 to 109 cc (3.0 to 6.7 cu in).
The Super Cub was developed on the concept of a two wheeler for everyman, one that would appeal to both developed and developing countries, urban and rural. The new motorcycle needed to be technologically simple to survive in places without up to date know how and access to advanced tools or reliable spare parts supplies.
Honda partner Takeo Fujusawa's concept required that it could be ridden with one hand while carrying a tray of soba noodles. Fujusawa sold the concept to Soichiro Honda with the promise, "If you can design a small motorcycle, say 50 cc with a cover to hide the engine and hoses and wires inside, I can sell it. I don't know how many soba noodle shops there are in Japan, but I bet you that every shop will want one for deliveries."