c.1963 Honda 49cc C114 Sports Cub
Registration no. 190 UYC
Frame no. C110D279798
Engine no. C110E-54567
Introduced in 1958, Honda's classic C100 Cub 'step-thru' gave millions of people the world over their first taste of two-wheeled mobility. Better-built, more powerful and more reliable than the majority of contemporary mopeds, while endowed with handling superior to that of the small-wheeled scooter, the C100 set new sales records for motorcycle production and its descendants continue to be immensely popular today. The first sports derivative, the C110 Sports Cub, appeared in October 1960. This was a proper small motorcycle, with spine frame and a more powerful version of the C100 motor having a higher compression ratio, alloy cylinder head and upswept exhaust system. Produced contemporaneously was the C110D, which came with a low exhaust like the successor C114 model, an example of which is offered here. Offered with Swansea V5 document, the machine has covered only one mile since restoration and is presented in commensurately good condition.