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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Magnetism




When I came out of the McDonalds on route 7 I expected to see just my bike in the space I took. Well, seems a trend formed. The silver cub I've seen around recently. Real nice and new. Less than 6000kms on it. Luckily it's not that brand new, dumbed down cub Honda is pushing now. This one is full power, full 130km/l we've come to know and love.

Another interesting thing is the big bike that parked in front of me has tags from the city where I lived on my arrival to Japan the early 90s, Omiya, Saitama prefecture. Interesting.






Cruising through Kokubunji in the early morning (before the mad rush of pedestrians takes over the streets) I spotted this Little Cub (the Super Cub's little brother/sister) in front of a Gusto restaurant.

What I noticed about it immediately was, it had a center storage tank. Hmm. It's sporting the newer version of tanks, though. Not so crazy about the lines on this new style compared with mine. Also, he/she mounted it according to the directions. I had to modify mine in order to get the angle and position I desired. This type is sort of a backwards teardrop shape. Kind of odd, if you ask me. But still, it's fun. I have to wonder, though, since the bike shows tags from my own, next town over, that the owner wasn't inspired by yours truly. Also, kudos for the factory paint match and 'Honda" logo applied. The only other times I've seen a cub with a rare center tank, the owners didn't repaint them or make them "Honda" in any significant way.


1 Comments:

Blogger hondacubber said...

Cool pictures and it is neat to see the different Cubs you find. Not that many around in the US but more are coming out. How can I connect to Super Cub devotees in Japan?

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