1982 Honda MB5

In Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by Ted CloughLeave a Comment

“You meet the nicest people on a Honda.”

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The Honda MB5 was sort of a cross between a scooter and a standard motorcycle. From the Honda MB5 Supersite:

The Honda MB5 was imported for exactly 1 year here in the USA, 1982. The model designation is MB50C here in the US. The colors it came in were black body and frame and a red stripe, and red body and frame with a blue stripe. It had a 49cc, 2-stroke, air cooled engine with a counter-balancer for minimal vibration. The engine used oil injection so you didn’t have to premix the gas and oil. CDI ignition, no points. 16mm Keihin carburetor with manual choke. 5-speed transmission with a manual clutch, and chain driven final drive. Speedometer and tachometer (both cable driven) were standard. 18 inch 3-spoke ComStar mag-style wheels. Dampener rod forks in front and twin 5-position adjustable shocks on a conventional swingarm in the rear. Hydraulic front disc brake and a drum in the rear.

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This example looks amazingly original for a 34-year old bike. The seller provides a bunch of pictures, which is nice, and it looks like all it needs is a little cleaning to be ready to go. Maybe some new tires…. Low miles, and he claims it runs well.

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You can find this little piece of Honda history on Atlanta Craigslist and it can be your new pitbike for $1,275!

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