New start for mothballed Honda classic
Greg Williams, For The Calgary Herald
Published: Friday, September 07, 2007
Warren Smistad’s 1973 Honda CT90, original and unrestored. Photo courtesy Warren Smistad.
Honda changed the two-wheeling world in 1959 when it introduced the Super Cub to North America.
With a step-through frame, small 49 cc engine, automatic clutch, plastic fenders and leg shield, the machine was rather innocuous and it certainly didn’t carry any cachet with the “real” motorcycle crowd.
But that was OK with Honda. It was after a different kind of rider, someone who had never considered riding a powered two-wheeler.