Honda C70

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Honda C70

C70 Passport was the elder brother of the Honda Super Cub, with more power and the same cheap economical ride and reliability. It was introduced in the USA, Canada, Asia, and Vietnam in 1970; the first models were called C70 but in 1980 the C70 Passport was introduced.

It had a 72 Cubic centimetre air-cooled single overhead cam engine, a semi-automatic 3-speed gearbox, and enough horse power to pull this bike to a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h). First models had 6 v electrics; in 1982, 12 v electrics and CDI Ignition were introduced to further improve the performance of the engine. All models have a full-enclosed drive chain for less maintenance.

Specifications (1970-74 models)

72 Cubic centimetre
4 stroke OHC single Cylinder (engine)
Breaker points
3-speed with a semi-automatic clutch
Fuel system
2 Valves / Cylinder (engine)
Top Speed
80 km/h (50 mph)
6 Volts
Available colors
Aquarius blue, Bright red, Pine green and Grey
Leg guard/cowling
Fuel tank emblem read "HONDA 70"
long (for two riders) or two separated seats
Rear footpegs
Kick start
Tail light
large tail light common to other Hondas of the '70s
Honda C70.JPG
1972 Honda C70 (Poppy Yellow Metallic)
1972 Honda C70.JPG
Good seat cover

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