Honda Collection Hall Scooters

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  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    Honda has been publishing short videos of its massive collection.

    This thread will focus on Honda scooters from the Honda Hall Collection.

    Feel free to add and comment but make sure your comments add to the discussion. Trolls need to find another venue.

    Let's start!

    Honda Beat (1983)

    2 stroke 50 cc

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  2. cabanza

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    Honda Joker (1996)

    2 stroke, 50 cc, looks like the Aprilia Habana (Honda made the Joker first though)

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  3. cabanza

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    Honda Dio XR Baja (1993)

    So fun!

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    Honda Road Fox (1994)

    2 stroke, 50 cc, and a lot of uniqueness to it

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    Honda Cabina Stand Up (1994)

    Another scooter from Honda that shows that scooters with roof have been around for a while (before the BMW C1 and others)

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    Honda Squash (1981)

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  7. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    Love that Beat. Liquid cooled two stroke, I wish we could have gotten it here.
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  8. cabanza

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    Honda Giorcub (1999)

    Classic lines for another 50 cc scooter

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  9. cabanza

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    Honda ROADPAL (1976)

    Cool lil' moped

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  10. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Being the owner of a 85 Road Fox (called a Gyro in the US) I can report that it is perfect for doing exactly what they show in this video - laps around a flat sidewalk course, no other traffic, at a thrilling 30 kph. If you prefer to ride on the street I suggest you wear bright orange, attach at least one flag on a tall pole, take a Valium and make certain your medical and life insurance are paid up. It will go nearly 30 mph if you weigh less than 160 pounds, but you are too low to be seen, to slow to be in traffic, and too smokey and stinky to be appreciated. A few people will laugh at you and the rest will be placing bets on your life expectancy.
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  11. KansasKawboy

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    The Roadpal was the Express here in the US. My first bike.
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  12. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    On the last ferry to ferry run the owner of Seattle Cycle Center took his gyro out for the run.

    It ended up being the unofficial pace scooter since it was pretty slow and folks got a chuckle watching him take it through curves and twisties.

    The motor was pretty fresh so the pace wasn't that bad and s good time was had by all.
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  13. JerryH

    JerryH internal combustion rider

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    I know most people don't like them, but I just love the Joker. I especially like the 2 stroke. And it looks a lot like a Harley from the seat. I would be seriously interested in a 150cc 2 stroke version of that scooter.
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  14. Dabears

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    The Cabina Stand Up is interesting even beyond the roof/wiper. If you watch the video the thing has an electric centerstand!

    As an actual commuter vehicle this is pretty amazing. The BMW C1 is no doubt more refined, but I appreciate the thought Honda put into this.
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  15. cabanza

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    Aprilia made the Mojito 150 cc 4 stroke. It was sold in the US for several years. No it's not a 2 stroke but it closely resembles the Joker.

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    I can't remember if it was electric or not (I'm going to go with "not") but the C1 had a lever to put the center stand down - not a foot activated lever but rather a hand lever or something like that.

    The Cabina is really interesting to watch. The C1 is very top heavy but the Cabina must offer pretty good weather protection without adding too much weight. The downside is you have to wear a helmet on the Cabina.
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  17. motu

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    I've ridden some of those - the foot operated power valve one was pretty cool, although I didn't notice much more oomph with the pedal. A tach on a single speed scooter. The Dio, don't know what it was called, the 3 wheeled thing, the owner had done some mods, you could push it really hard in corners with all that traction from the rear wheels. And the road Pal, same as the FA50 and QT50, plenty of those budget 50's around at the time.

    They are all 50's, maybe the bigger ones will be along shortly. I had this one for a few days, an NF75. An elderly cutomer of mine, he had this thing at home, hadn't gone for years and didn't go at the time, he didn't want it, couldn't ride it, so gave it to me...there was money mentioned but none changed hands. I got it going and cleaned it up....then his son came down, tore a strip off me, accusing me of taking advange of an old man, and took it away...no money changed hands for the work I'd done either.

    NF75 002.jpg
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  18. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short guy

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    You guys may laugh but I am going to include my 2014 Honda Forza 300 scooter in the rare category for Canada. Very few of them were sold here. My local dealer still has a 2014 brand new in his shop.

    68,000 km and counting.
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  19. aguim

    aguim Been here awhile

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    85aero80leftside-3-3-3.jpg Dave, there are 2 known other ones in Kumbaya county (ex-Canada). But they're sooo far away...


    Btw, I've recently sold my NH 80 1983, first Honda scooter sold in, well, Canada then.
    Mine looked just as nice as this one from Google, 3,500 km, 73kmh , much fun to ride around
    town, but downright dangerous on the road.
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  20. JerryH

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    Many bikes like that Honda Roadpal were sold by Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha back in the '80s. With a 4 stroke EFI engine (to satisfy the EPA) bikes like that would be perfect for around town transportation IF they could be legally ridden in bike lanes, bike paths, and be parked at bike racks. They would only need a top speed of 20 mph. They would have unlimited range, and no batteries to go bad. Unfortunately my state does not allow them (or even pedal 4 stroke mopeds) to be ridden in bike lanes and on bike paths. These could have all of the advantages of a bicycle with no pedaling, be a lot cheaper than the long range electrics, and never need charging. Yet you can legally ride an unsafe 2 stroke home built bicycle in the bike lanes up to 20 mph.
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