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Deus Japan Hot Rods the Honda Super Cub

Deus Japan Hot Rods the Honda Super Cub

Firefly: a fire-breathing Honda Super Cub racer from Deus Japan
Unless you were born and raised on an Antarctic research station, you’ve probably seen a Honda Super Cub. It’s the most popular motor vehicle in the world, with over 85 million sold since 1958.

We bet you haven’t clapped eyes on a Cub like this one, though. It comes from the warped imagination of Matthew Roberts, the new Director of Motorcycle Operations at Deus Japan.

Firefly: a fire-breathing Honda Super Cub racer from Deus Japan
It’s called the Firefly, it’s a 1961 model, and it’s weirdly beautiful. It’s a raw and functional beauty, though—taking inspiration from the small-cap GP and TT bikes of the 1950s and 1960s.

The Super Cub’s step-through construction is gone, replaced by long, elegant lines running uninterrupted from headlight to tail.

Firefly: a fire-breathing Honda Super Cub racer from Deus Japan
There’s the merest indentation for the rider’s perch—a spartan tuck-roll offering in Oxblood red, stitched by local upholstery master Miauchi-san.…

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