Honda Cub CM91 Boss Roadster

Okay, so this isn’t, strictly speaking, a car, but it is Japanese, nostalgic, and I saw it in person the other day. It’s also rare.

In the late 60s, Honda decided to jazz up their CM91 step-through with kits to make them more look motorcycle and less scooter. The Honda Custom Group was introduced, with four possible kits: the Roadster, Boss, Rally and Student.

According to some, this was a midwest thing, and that only 50 or so bikes were built under the Custom Group program. The kits included sport seats, sport speedometers fenders, handlebars, and gas tanks. And you could get them all for about $50.

This gas tank and seat came with the Roadster kit. However, the tank didn’t actually increase fuel capacity. There is much empty space underneath.

This chrome frame cover came with the Boss kit. The kits were purely cosmetic, and without any performance boost the bikes could barely hit 55.

I’m not entirely sure this was a real Custom CM91, or if it was just wearing a bunch of rare parts. Either way, it’s cool. For more information, click here.

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8 Responses to Honda Cub CM91 Boss Roadster

  1. Ryan says:

    Very cool, my mate picked up a ’72 cub c50, is green, rusty and awesome!

    I have a Honda Dax Im restoring, so I have much love for the early Honda’s

  2. bert says:

    My heart will always belong to Toyota! But when it comes to old motorcycles Honda ROCKS!! Keep the coverage comin.

  3. Jake says:

    So, these kits made the bikes even slower, and also gave them a very uncomfortable riding position!

  4. Jim-Bob says:

    The Honda Cub is one of my all time favorite vehicles and I love seeing coverage of such a rare model. However, as cool as it is I would rather have the standard model and fit it with baskets to haul stuff with as it is such a great utility bike.

  5. Volvonaut says:

    Let’s not get hung up on the “Car” in JNC. More like this!

  6. Jake says:

    If anyone would know, how much a completed rally worth (good condition) and running

    • Jake Tessman says:

      A good restored honda rally with nothing wrong with it can go for around 3 to 4 thousand depending on the buyer. If its a bike with a little ware it will usually depending on the damage between $1,500 to $ 3,000 and if you have only a complete NOS Honda kit it can sell on Ebay for around $1,000 to $1,500 maybe less. It just depends on the condition. It also effects the value if you have a clean title if the bike is restored it can raise the value significantly as much as $500.

  7. Joe says:

    How rare would a 1967 cm91 with a boss kit and a S&K suitcase kit be? I’m thinking pretty rare with a combo like that. Great site

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