Honda CT50 Motra

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Honda CT50 Motra
Honda MOTRA 50cc.jpg
ManufacturerHonda Motor Company
Production1982 -1983
EngineAD05E 49 cc air-cooled 4-stroke
Power (physics)4.5 hp @ 7,500 rpm
Torque0.46 kg-m @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission (mechanics)two-stage 3-speed
TiresPR 5.40-10-4
Wheelbase1.125 m
DimensionsLength 1.655 m Width 0.740 m Height 0.975 m
Seat height.720 m
Weight76 kg
Fuel capacity4.5 l
Fuel consumption100.0 km/l @ 30 km/h
Climbing ability23 degrees

The Honda Motra is a Minibike produced in 1982-1983 for the Japanese domestic market.

Honda marketed the vehicle as a heavy-duty recreation bike with a large load capacity. [1] [2]

The Motra has a distinctively rugged appearance, with angular steel tube and panel framework supporting large racks fore and aft. The utility/military style is emphasized by a lack of decorative chrome, and a solid yellow or green paint scheme for all bodywork and wheels.

The Motra's 3-speed gearbox is coupled with a second stage to provide the same 3-speeds with a lower final ratio for low-speed off-road travel in steep terrain.

The Motra's CT50 designation is a slight exception in Honda nomenclature in that 'CT' does not indicate a mechanical family of bikes. It is distinct from the CT70 which is an ST-series bike for the US and Canadian market, and from the CT50/CT90/CT110 Trail Cubs which are an off-shoot of the Super Cub bikes. The Motra's CT50 designation is a re-use of the Trail Cub CT50 designation from 1968.

In 2004 Honda resurrected the Motra's style, but not off-road utility, with the PS250 scooter.

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References


  1. "Marketing 1". Honda. http://www.honda.co.jp/news/1982/2820609m.html. Retrieved on 2008-02-27. 
  2. "Marketing 2". my.reset.jp/~inu/ProductsDataBase/index2.htm. http://my.reset.jp/~inu/ProductsDataBase/Products/HONDA/MOTRA/MOTRA.htm. Retrieved on 2008-02-27. 

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