A 1985 Honda Spree, missing the rare easily lost vacuum operated fuel shutoff valve cover.
The Honda Spree or Nifty 50 (NQ50) was a small 49 cc motor scooter made by Honda in the mid 1980s. Honda marketed three different models based on the Spree's design. In most states it was legally classified as a moped and could reach a top speed of roughly 50 Kilometres per hour (30 Miles per hour).
1985: For 1985, the Spree logo changed from a smaller italic font to a larger cursive font. The white exterior color was replaced with black. The Spree logo was changed to a cursive look with a long tailed S
1986: The Spree gets a kick start. The white color was back. A limited edition green was also offered for this model year. The Spree logo changed again to an easier to read cursive version.
1987: A blue color is offered. The dash, front signal lamps and tail lamps were redesigned to a more aerodynamic shape. Also added was a glovebox located behind the shield or front of the scooter located underneath the handlebars and in front of the floorboard.
VIN Codes and Colors
Sparkling Red, Cortina White
Sparkling Red, Black
Sparkling Red, Black, *Shasta White/Lollipop Green
Sparkling Red, Black, Kriti Blue
*The Shasta White/Lollipop Green color combination was only available on the NQ50D Spree Special.
1,530 mm (60.2 in) After '86: 1,505 mm (59.3 in)
590 mm (23.2 in)
925 mm (36.4 in) After '86: 950 mm (37.4 in)
1,065 mm (41.9 in)
105 mm (4.1 in)
39 Kilogram (86 Pound (mass)) '86: 41.8 kg (92 lb) After '86: 42.5 kg (94 lb)
Telescopic fork, 56 mm (2.2 in) travel
Swing Arm 58 mm (2.3 in) travel After '86: 45.5 mm (1.79 in)
Maximum Weight Capacity
82 kg (180 lb)
2-50-10-2PR (1.25 Kgf/cm², 18 Pound-force per square inch, 120 KPa)
2-50-10-2PR (1.75 kg/cm², 24 psi, 170 kPa)
Internal Expanding Shoes
2.5 L (0.66 U.S. gal)
76 mm (3.0 in)
Air cooled 2-stroke single cylinder with a 15 degree incline from vertical
Bore & Stroke
41.0 x 37.4 mm (1.61 x 1.47 in)
49 cubic centimeters (3.0 ci.)
7.2:1 86: 6.8:1 After '86:6.8:1 (7.0:1 Iowa)
Oil injection mixed with gasoline
10 kg (22 lb) After '85: 11 kg (24 lb)
800 +/- 100 rpm
PA29C After '86: PA29H (PA29L Iowa)
Air screw settings
1⅞ turns out '86: 1½ turns out After '86: 1⅜ turns out
12.2 mm (0.48 in)
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