By Gerfried Vogt-Möbs
Featuring more than 250 archival and new photos, detailed technical data, and first-person stories from passionate Honda mini-motorcycle devotees, this nostalgic and fun compendium presents the complete model history of Honda's legendary little motorbikes and discusses the unique culture surrounding them.
These lightweight mini motorcycles trace their origin back to renowned Japanese engineer Soichiro Honda, who gleaned as much information as possible from European manufacturers before setting out to create something entirely new. Honda’s original model, the C 100 Super Cub, became a global smash hit. Since its release in 1958, more than 100 million Honda Super Cub mini motorcycles have been produced, and it has become the bestselling motorized vehicle in history. Over the years, the Honda company continued to refine and develop its winning formula, following up with additional models, including the Monkey and the Dax.
Inexpensive, stylish, and highly customizable, these tiny machines muscled their way into the world’s consciousness, appealing to a variety of people—young and old, motorcycle enthusiasts and novices alike—who valued them for their sophisticated technology and high-quality construction and welcomed them into their lives for a wide range of purposes: transportation, sport, or just plain fun. So, hop on and enjoy a ride into the world of Honda’s iconic mini motorcycles!
Size: 9.0in x 10.5in | Pages: 184
| 250+ color images