Rare Project – 1979 Honda Dax Chopper

In Cruiser, Japan, Project, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Dax sold for $2,751.01 after 22 bids on eBay.

Honda’s ST series of minibikes were called the Trail in North America, though Europe and Japan knew them as the Dax. One of the variants in Japan that the US never got was a mini chopper, but one of them was brought over by an American serviceman who was stationed in Japan.

To be frank, I really struggled to find any sort of information on this little chopper. The seller states that production may have been limited to 800 units, but this picture is the only official-looking source I could find. Hope you can read Japanese.

Image from Pinterest.

This example (VIN: ST506316189) has over 3,200 miles and it’s going to need some work. At a minimum it will need new tires and a new chain guard, but the big concern is the seller’s vague statement that first gear “has an issue.” He otherwise states that the bike “rides thru all the gears” and the headlight works. Seems like a charming project to me!

Find this mini Honda chopper for sale in Severn, Maryland with bidding up to $1,736