As one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers, Honda managed to celebrate an incredible milestone last month. The company proudly announced at a special ceremony, that the collective worldwide production of one of its legendary motorcycles, the Honda Super Cub, has managed to reach 100,000,000 units, making it one of the most widely produced motorcycles ever. To put this into perspective, if all Super Cubs were placed in a straight line end to end, on the equator, they would stretch more than four and a half times around the globe.
As Honda has stated, the very first Honda Super Cub, the C100, came into the world almost 60 years ago, in August 1958 at Honda’s Yamamoto factory, located to the north of Tokyo. Then and now, the basic concept has largely remained unchanged. However, as its popularity gradually grew, the Super Cub was built in various locations around the world that included 16 factories in 15 different countries.
The design of this bike was so iconic that in 2014, it even became the first vehicle ever to attain a three-dimensional trademark registration in its home country, Japan.
The special event to celebrate this impressive achievement was held at Honda’s Kumamoto Factory. The company’s President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo, commented while attending the event, saying that the Super Cub embodies Honda’s passion to serve people worldwide, always putting the customer first.