The Honda Cub is well known for its worldwide ubiquity. Over the decades, more than 60 Million of them have been sold. One of the longest running and most endearing variations of this rather scooter-like motorcycle is the “Postie” version found in Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne’s Jim Clark of Post Modern Motorcycles has been taking these iconic little bikes and doing something special with them.
“All of the Post Modern builds are ex-Australian Postal Service vehicles. These versions of the CT110 were designed and built especially for Auspost by Honda and feature a series of special modifications to cope with the day-to-day wear and tear of postal delivery. Postie Bikes feature a heavy duty gearbox, rock solid heavy duty gauge rims, 3 stands (center, left and right) so they can be quickly parked on any surface and a locking front brake. Starting with this platform Jim performs a set of standard upgrades to all of the bikes he builds. The engines are rebuilt by removing the side cases, barrel and head. Jim then replaces the piston, ring, cam chain, seals and gaskets and the heads are blasted clean.”