No Reserve – 1971 Honda SL70

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Post Sale Update: This SL70 sold for $2,030 after 25 bids on eBay in Clermont, Florida


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. Here’s one that will need a little bit of work to get going again, but it’s offered with no reserve.

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: SL70-1017699) spent the last several years on display at a car dealer – the seller says that he has been “collecting small trail bikes for the past 6-7 years…and the [dealership] has been sold so some of the toys must go.” It’s offered with a Bill of Sale and the seller never tried to get this bike started during his ownership. There’s a small dent in the right side of the tank, a small chip in the right sidecover, and a missing exhaust heat shield. Will it stay as a display piece or will the next owner make it a runner again?

Find this SL for sale in Clermont, Florida with bidding up to $1,717 here on eBay.

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