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NOS Tank – 1986 Honda Z50RD

In Japan, Off-Road, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Christmas Special sold for $8,017 after 54 bids on eBay in Ararat, North Carolina. Considered by some as the ultimate Honda Z50, the “Christmas Special” was a limited edition that officially had the model name of “Z50RD” – the D was for “Dealer”. Honda gave two examples to each of their top dealers, though some called …

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End of an Era – 1994 Honda CT70

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Post Sale Update: This CT70 sold for $3,300 after 36 bids on eBay in Woodruff, South Carolina. Officially, 1994 was the last year of production for the venerable CT70. 4 years later, Honda’s patent would expire and the world was flooded with clones. This example has just 148 miles and the seller claims it’s like new. In his or her …

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1967 Bridgestone Surfrider Sportster BS-7D

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Post Sale Update: After being relisted several times, this Bridgestone sold for $1,525 after two bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. Imported through the Rockford Scooter company, Bridgestone sold a variety of motorcycles in the US, ranging in displacement from 50cc from 350cc. Here’s one of the babies, a 50cc BS7-D, sometimes called the Surfrider Sportster.

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1991 Honda Monkey Baja

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Post Sale Update: This Monkey Baja sold for $4,245 after 5 bids on eBay in Luling, Texas. In 1991, Honda released a new variant of the Monkey/Z50R. Called the Baja, it featured rally-style dual headlights in addition to the taillight and turn signals. They were not officially sold in the US, but this example has made its way across the …

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1981 Honda Gorilla Z50J Tokyo LTD

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Post Sale Update: This Gorilla sold for $2,550 after 21 bids on eBay in Austin, Texas. The nomenclature is pretty straightforward – what’s bigger than a Monkey? A Gorilla! Honda started offering a big brother to the Monkey in 1978, though they’re very difficult to find in the US. This one’s even harder to find, as it’s a limited edition …

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1965 Honda S90

In Japan, Small Displacement by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

In the mid/late sixties and early 70’s, Honda was busy. For one, they were developing and releasing arguably one of the most important motorcycles of all time, the CB750. Simultaneously, they were also putting a reliable, well-built engine into a series of purpose-built motorbikes. The single cylinder 90cc engine was the heart of their CL90, CT90, CD90, the iconic C90, …