Check out this custom Honda Super Cub Bagger from Japan! Is this one of the outstanding custom Honda Cub builds out there?
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Folks, this week we are back here again with another unique custom Honda Super Cub build. Believe it or not, this custom Honda Super Cub “King Cubra” is in fact based on the Honda Super Cub C90 DX.
If you are a retro motorcycle fan, this custom Cub would seem a bit familiar to you. Well, apparently this build is a take on Suzuki’s iconic SW-1 motorcycle from the 1990s.
The Suzuki SW-1 is a fully enclosed 250cc blet-driven street bike made specifically for the Japanese market. As the production went on for just a short period of time, the Bagger-style SW-1s are extremely rare even in Japan.
Honda Super Cub King Cubra
The details of this build are scarce as it was spotted only a few times at Honda Cub meets locally in Japan. However, we managed to pick up a few details of this build from sources based in Japan. Initially, we thought the build is based on a Honda Little Cub but according to sources, the donor bike for this build is in fact Super Cub C90 DX.
To give the bike the SW-1 style “Bagger” look, the build incorporates Honda’s “Cubra” aftermarket accessory kit. Never heard of it? Read our full coverage on Honda Super Cub Cubra kit here: iM Cubaholic Ep.8: Cubra – The Official Accessory Kit for Honda Super Cub
The build makes use of bagger side panel and single-seat module off the Cubra accessory kit. The custom knee guard and the curvy belly pan/engine cover have been retro-fitted to go hand in hand with the curvy rear of the bike.
At the front, the custom wide front fender alongside the 14- inch spoke rims sourced from the Little Cub blends in with the overall profile and scale of the bike.
The upright curvy wind guard/shield together with the Honda Monkey Z50 sourced tilted handlebar gives it the much-needed bagger stance upfront.
From the side, the chrome Honda Super Cub emblem, the Super Cub 60th anniversary badge as well as the cursive retro Honda writing on the down tube cover have been added to present the roots of the King Cubra.
The flashy 4-inch Super Trap exhaust system, chrome-plated gear shifter, chrome side mirrors and the aluminium Vespa bumper around the bike gives it a premium look and we quite dig it.
Wondering about the tubular holder attached to the plate holder? Well, it’s a capsule to store the licensing documents of the bike. In fact, these holders are widely used in Thailand.
With the matching SW-1 paint code, we think the entire build has been neatly executed from the ground up. We have come across builds that transformed the Honda Cub into Vintage racers and even 3-wheelers, but the King Cubra is definitely one of the most unique builds. So now, tell us, what do you think of this custom King Cubra?