The greatest motorcycle ever made!
Front luggage rack broke at the base screw.
Leg shield was cracked beyond repair.
I fell in love with these little Cubs on a recent trip to the DR. When I got home I looked everywhere till I found one semi-locally. When I picked it up it was in rough shape with a busted up leg shield and rusted out muffler. The leg shield had to be trashed and I replaced the muffler with a new aftermarket one.
I spent many fun hours detailing and going over the bike with a fine tooth comb. Underneath all that dirt was a pristine '81 Passport in Monza Red. I changed the oil, new plugs, new fuel lines and cleaned and flushed the tank. Put on a new carb and the bike starts on the first kick every time even without the choke. Replaced all the instrument lights and added a new front tire. Bike is in perfect working order, except the electric start doesn't work which doesn't bother me cause it starts up so easy with a quick kick.
Bike runs great and I've topped it out at 42 mph, but on that little bike you feel like you're going 90. I look for any excuse to ride it and it gets tons of looks where ever I go. A lot of people stop to ask me about it. These old Cubs are just proof that you don't need 1000cc to have fun on a bike.
Thank you Mr. Honda... it truly is the greatest motorcycle ever made.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2009