1971 Honda SL70

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One of Honda’s many popular small displacement trail bikes of the 70s, the SL70 features a 72cc engine and a four-speed transmission. It was very successful with young riders who were learning how to ride dirt and motocross. It was introduced in 1970 but in 1974 it evolved into the XL70 as the ’73 XR75 was a better option for introducing young riders to the dirt.

The 72cc motor pushed approximately 6.5 horsepower through a 4-speed transmission, but at 153 pounds dry it was porky compared to the competition. For more on the SL, check out this story on Super Hunky.

This example (VIN: SL701011385) was given a “modest” restoration that includes a rebuilt top end, new aftermarket carb, and several other new pieces such as the paint, cables, battery, tires, and more. As the seller states, this is not a 100pt restoration but a sound rider that is “rebuilt in the spirit of the original”. The odometer shows 3,171 miles though it’s not clear how many were covered after the work was performed.

Find this SL70 for sale in Tempe, Arizona for $3,100 here on OfferUp.

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