Check out this tiny Honda Super Cub C70 Mini from Indonesia. Probably the smallest Honda Super Cub in the world? Have you ever seen anything close to this?
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Joko Raharjo’s Honda Super Cub C70 Mini
Joko Raharjo is a biker and a custom bike builder from South Jakarta who is found of mini and tiny motorbikes. One of Joko’s impressive build is the Honda Super Cub C70 Mini. As the name suggests, the C70 Mini is essentially Joko’s take on a smaller version of the Honda Super Cub C70. Yes, we have come across the Honda’s Little Cub but guys this C70 mini is even smaller. In fact, we think this is probably the smallest Honda Super Cub on the planet.
Using the Honda C70 as the donor bike, Joko worked with folks from Heru Customs from West Java to modify the frame and body of the stock Honda C70 Super Cub. Joko and Heru Customs started the build off by cutting off the C70 chassis to get it in the right proportions. Following this, the team cut out original body parts to match the mini chassis and the concept. In the downsizing process, everything from fenders, seat, handlebar, swingarm, chain cover and knee guard have been modified and retrofitted.
Speaking of the design, everything on the C70 mini “looks” stock but downsized. The original C70 headlamp and turn signals have been replaced by Daymaker 35 inch C125 style headlamp and mini turn signals. However, as for the rear, the C70 mini retains the original C70 tail lamps. Painted in red, the mini C70 reflects the original aesthetics of the C70 and we love how the whole project has been executed.
Aside from this, Joko swapped out the stock Honda C70 engine with a Honda Karisma 125cc mill. Apparently, this Mini C70 with the Honda Karisma 125 engine has complete documents and it is roadworthy!
In the case of the suspension, the Mini C70 retains the stock C70 suspension setup. However, the front springs have been reduced in length to match the low profile of the bike. As for the brakes, Vespa VBB 8 inch rims with the whole drum brake setup have been carried forward. The 2.5 inch wide Vespa VBB rims are wrapped around by Vespa 3.50-8 IRC SP2 tires up front and rear which blends in with the profile nicely.
Indonesia and C70 Minis!
Aside from Joko’s Mini C70 build, we came across a few other “Mini C70” builds from Indonesia too. From the looks of it, Mini C70s seem to be picking up a new trend in Indonesia and we can’t wait to see more of these baby C70s.
Itchy hands and got a spare Honda C70 chassis sitting at home? Here is a full tutorial on how to do this “Mini” conversion!