No Reserve – 1965 Honda S90

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

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Post Sale Update: This S90 sold for $4,150 after 47 bids on eBay.


Considering that a Honda S90 provided the inspiration for the Bike-urious logo, it’s been too long since I’ve featured one. The 90c motor pumped out 8 horsepower, allowing for a top speed of up to 55 mph when piloted by a very, very 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! 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.

This example has 9,091 miles on the odometer and everything is said to work as it should. With that said, the tires are showing some dry rot and should probably be replaced. Unlike my personal S90, this one has the original key.

Find this S90 for sale in Mentor, Ohio with bidding up to $1,600

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