Honda Cub

The New Honda Cross Cub CC110 Concept

Looking like the frisky offspring of the late, lamented Ruckus and the Honda Cub 110 (the world’s best-selling motorbike, with more than 60 million versions sold as of 2009), Honda’s new Cross Cub CC110 made its pre-production debut at the Osaka Motor Show. Details are sketchy thus far, but the pared-down chassis and rugged tires suggest this version is game for some off-road action. A red, more street-focused version of the concept was also shown. Will it actually go into production? Will it make it to US shores? Time will tell, but remember, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.”

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ScooterFile First Ride: SYM Symba

I grew up listening to “oldies” music. Thinking back, it seems like the car radio was always playing either NPR’s All Things Considered, or some pop hit of the ’50s, ’60s, or ’70s. I was fine with it. I’d spend hours listening to my parents’ Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel LPs.

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