Post Sale Update: This MB5 sold for $2,799 after 22 bids on eBay in Enola, Pennsylvania.
The Honda MB5 was only imported to the United States for one year, and for a while it did not leave a lasting impression. However, riders that grew up with these (or had a friend that used one as a first bike) are feeling pangs of nostalgia and these baby bikes are arguably turning into a cult classic.
The MB5 was very interesting – an incredibly light motorcycle that was styled like a tiny sport bike, had 5 speeds, and a tiny 49cc two-stroke engine that produced nearly 7 horsepower. MSRP was $798, and it included features that were reminiscent of much bigger bikes of the time, like a front disc brake, Honda’s Comstar wheels, and even a tachometer with a 10,500 rpm redline. For more on the MB5 (known as the MB50 outside of the US), check out the MB5 Super Site.
This MB5 (VIN: JH2AC0101CK006061) has 7,994 miles, though it seems as though none of them came after the bike was purchased by the current owner – he or she purchased it specifically to be restored and then put into his/her collection. “A professional restoration was completed by the technicians at Blair Honda in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 2005. The bike was placed into the collection and not ridden subsequently. It is in excellent condition with all mechanical and electrical functions working perfectly. Includes sales literature and owners manual.”
Find this MB5 for sale in Enola, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $1,875 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.