Just delivered today!
Brand new 2008 Honda Super Cub 90. No, I won't be hauling a lot of sheet goods, but it will be handy to hit the local DIY store for this and that, and grocery shopping for the heavier items my wife can't carry home. (very important!)
I was going to get a Press Cub 50 (50cc newspaper delivery bike), but this "Super Cub" is the newer "Custom" style, has electric and kick start, larger gas tank, and other upgrades. And it is 90cc, which means more power and I can legally drive over the 18 mph limit that's on 50cc bikes.
I got a front basket, larger rear carrier and the windshield, which is great for rain in Winter and the rainy season in Spring, and bugs in Summer.
The 50cc Cubs have electronic fuel injection, while the 90cc still has a carburetor, but that's fine with me. There are rumors that Honda is coming out with a new Super Cup 100cc to replace the 90, and will increase the price accordingly. Mine is one of the last 90 Customs produced, and was actually cheaper than the 50cc ones. The dealer only had 3 when I first visited them, and they sold one a week later. I put a down payment on one of the remaining, even though I didn't even have my license yet.
I got my drivers license a couple of weeks ago and can now ride a 50cc bike, but nothing bigger. The 50cc and the 90cc Cubs are exactly the same style, size etc, except for the engine. Anyway, now I just have to get my motorcycle endorsement for over 50cc (but under 125cc) so I can drive it. The soonest I could get an appointment for the driving test is 4/15. That means taking another day off from work. I've already taken 1 1/2 days off; one day to get my regular drivers license and a half a day to apply for my bike test and make the appointment. You have to do it in person!
I had a Press Cub before, but sold it when I moved from Seattle. I knew I was going to get a new bike, and wanted a bigger engine. The Cubs are like the old "Army Jeeps" in that they haven't really changed in style since they were introduced in 1958, and they just run and run and run. Easy to maintain and parts will always be available. The Cub is 50 years old (last year) and Honda has sold 60 MILLION of them worldwide. The discovery channel calls them the greatest motorcycle ever built, and has a youtube video of a guy trying to destroy one, but it keeps starting back up. They will haul more weight than you can imagine.
Anyway, I am excited to get it. It will be my commuter vehicle, local area tour bike and goods hauler for many many years.