Top of the Line – 1966 Honda S90

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The Honda S90 is a staff favorite here at Bike-urious – we’ve got a ’68 in our personal garage. Also known as the Sport 90, this Honda was based on the Super Cub, another 90cc engine bike that was much more popular. Those 90cc pumped out 8 horsepower, allowing for a top speed of up to 65mph when piloted by a small rider. 90 mpg was easily possible, making this an economical (and beautiful) commuter bike, as long as you don’t need to spend any time on the freeway!

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Back in the 60s, the state of Nevada had requirements for motorcycle riders between the ages of 14-16. They couldn’t own a bike more powerful than 6.5 horsepower, and they had to stay under 35 miles per hour – though the latter was not regulated by the bike and had to be controlled by the rider him/herself. Though the Honda S90 produced 8 hp, Honda denied having more than 6.5 hp at the rear wheel, amusingly done so in a letter to a Honda dealership in Nevada to counter complaints by the Nevada Highway Patrol that the motorcycles were too quick.

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This specific Honda S90 is quite original, and seems to have not suffered the typical neglect these bikes did, as most owners were young and maintenance might not have been a first priority. Of course, you can’t forget that these bikes are now nearly 50 years old. This bike was owned by a college professor for the first decade of its life, then stored for another 30+ years. The current owner seems to have restored nearly everything, leaving a bike that’s not concourse but in excellent shape otherwise.

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Find this Honda S90 here on eBay with the reserve not yet met at $1,225 with 5 days left in Atlanta, Georgia.