makes & models
With no electricity, riding through lower Manhattan
Intrepid contributor Nick Goddard embarks on a journey through lower Manhattan on his cub. No power, no traffic lights, no cops. But plenty of crazy cab drivers, utility trucks and dangers. - Ed. Manhattan’s power outage hit traffic lights below the 30...
02 November 2012
Riding out Sandy
While other New Yorkers cowered in their apartments by candlelight, our intrepid contributor Nick Goddard took to city streets during the storm on his Honda Cub. Here's a recounting of his adventure. — Ed. People seemed to like the Hurricane Irene pictures, so when Sandy hit, my friends and I went on another adventure in hopes of getting some video. ...
30 October 2012
Custom: Super Motor Company Salt Shaker
Sometimes you start on a bike that along the way gets bigger and bigger ending up as a totally overambitious project. We did start such a project over a year ago, a small capacity racing bike, that we just could not finish due to lack of funds. Carbon fibre this, Chromoly that, 3000 euro here, 2000 euro there, we wanted the lot. Stoner once said to Rossi: “Your ambition outweighs your talent...
12 October 2012
Riding through Hurricane Irene
The stage was set for biblical floods: even the city itself thought New York had only a day left to live. Bridge tolls were suspended, the Staten Island Ferry was docked and all subways and busses had been relocated to higher ground or inside tunnels. Sunday’s 8:30 AM high tide would coincide with the eye of Hurricane Irene and Mayor Bloomberg had issued a mandatory evacuation of flood zones. N...
29 August 2011
Super Motor Company x Colette
Tiny Dutch start up Super Motor Company — which sells a Chinese-made, Western-quality, 21st Century take on the original Honda Cub — has partnered with hipper-than-hip Paris boutique Colette to promote affordable, fashionable two-wheeled transportation. To do so, Colette commissioned this special edition, Covering every shiny part with a gloss white powder coat. The boutique’s signature do...
25 May 2011
Chinese Bikes and Niche Production In Western Markets
Sadly now defunct (we think), Super Motor Company used to make rad Super Cub clones.
12 November 2010
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