As an evergreen model in Honda’s line-up, the venerable Honda Cub has gone through more make-overs and re-iterations that a B-list Hollywood actress. For this year, the adventure bike inspired 2018 Honda Cub Cross, in 110 and 50 versions, goes on sale in the Japanese Domestic Market.

Taking the base Honda Cub, the front fairing and fork covers are removed, and a guarded round LED headlight replaces the handlebar mounted unit of the original. The standard air-cooled single-cylinder engine is retained, with a scrambler type chrome shield bolted to the exhaust.

The two versions – 110 and 50 – differ in wheel size, with the 110 rolling on 17-inch hoops shod in semi-off road rubber. The Cross Cub 50 uses 14-inch wheels with more road-oriented tyres, as reported by Visordown.

Braking for either Cross Cub is as basic as it gets, with drum brakes on the spoked front and rear wheels. Suspension is the same telescopic fork in front, and twin shock absorbers in the rear, with seating a solo affair supplemented by a parcel grid where the omitted passenger seat was located.

The Super Cub 50 has a power output of 3.7 PS at 7,500 rpm, with torque rated at 3.8 Nm at 5,500 rpm, while the Super Cub 110 clocks in at 8 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.5 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. No word on pricing as yet, but in the JDM, the Super Cub 50 retails for 232,200 yen (RM8,683) for the Super Cub 50, while the Super Cub 110 is priced at 275,400 yen (RM10,299).