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Cycle News 2019 Issue 09 March 5

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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2019 HONDA C125 SUPER CUB FIRST REVIEW P86 YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE ON A HONDA The motorcycle that arguably started it all for the Honda Motor Company, the Super Cub, is back! Everything old is new again P icture this: the year is 1956. Two Japanese busi- nessmen return from Europe after a mission to settle on a destination for the first offshore sub- sidiary of the still very young Honda Motor Company. Having started business only eight years prior on September 24, 1948, Soichiro Honda and his manag- ing director, Takeo Fujisawa, are full of the energy that fuels young start-ups. As such, they decide to take on what is undoubtedly a huge risk. They forgo Eu- rope—then the undisputed home of the international motorcycle industry—in favor of the United States as the location of the first Honda distributor outside of Japan. BY RENNIE SCAYSBROOK PHOTOGRAPHY BY DREW RUIZ

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