If you go on eBay or do a search you can find numerous ads from the '60's for the Honda Trail 50/55/90 being ridden everywhere as backcountry transportation. Although I've owned a '65 Trail 90 and currently have a Passport set up with the CT-style dual sprocket assembly I've never actually tried to take either off road. Can anyone here tell me if they actually performed as well as the Honda ads would have had us to believe, at least relative to the equipment available back then? Admittedly this was back in the stone age of dirt biking when Triumph 500 twins and even Sportsters were considered serious off road mounts so I guess that riding a Cub would have been like dying and going to heaven, at least weight-wise. The story I heard is that the concept for these bikes came from a backcountry Honda dealer who modified the basic Cub with lower gearing, a knobby tire and stripping the bike down slightly and sold them by the dozens to outdoorsmen who used them to get into remote areas. American Honda couldn't understand why a dealer in such a rural location was selling so many Cubs and after seeing what the dealer had created sent one of the bikes back to Japan where it was copied and sold as the Trail 50/55 and later the Trail 90.