Honda 70

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Honda CD 70
ManufacturerHonda
Also calledHonda 70
Production1970-present
Engine72 cc 4 stroke air cooled single cylinder
Power4.8 kW (6.5 PS) @ 9,500 rpm
Transmission4 speed
Weight (dry), 80 kg (wet)

The Honda 70 is a small four stroke, small capacity motorcycle produced since 1970 by Honda.

Introduced to compete against rival two stroke small capacity motorcycles, the Honda 70 was one of the first four stroke, small capacity motorcycles of its time, with an engine displacement of only 72 cm³. This motorcycle was in fact a "Honda C 70" but models from 1970 to 1983 were released and known as “Honda 70” as the logo “Honda 70” [1] appeared on the side covers of the bike.

The Honda 70 is very cheap to operate with typical fuel economy of 40 miles (64 km) per liter. Solid, reliable and a very practical commuter, this bike offered a 50 cm³ bike economy with the power of a 70 cm³ bike , In Belgium and Brazil this model made Honda very popular. In Asia, epecially Pakistan, Honda owes its huge success to this model.

In Pakistan it earned the nick name “Rocket” for its ability to climb very steep roads with considerable loads for its very small engine capacity, where rival two stroke usually failed. This motorcycle came fitted with a triangular speedometer[2] with gear range markings and a maximum calibration of 60 mph (96 km/h). An interesting feature of this motorcycle was its ability to reach speeds of 60 mph (96 km/h), providing the rider psychological thrill of watching the needle pointing at maximum calibration on the speedometer even though the claimed top speed was 53 mph (85 km/h). The engine was constantly upgraded and modified. In 1984 the bike was released as Honda CD 70.

Specifications

Year of Production 
(Released as Honda 70 with the logo "Honda70"[3]appearing on side covers)19701983
Year of Production 
(Released as Honda CD70 with the logo "C70"appearing on side covers) 1984--Present
Displacement
72 cm³
Engine 
4 stroke air cooled single cylinder, single overhead cam
Ignition
Breaker points (Later Model upgraded to CDI
Electrics
6 volts (Later Models upgraded to 12V)
Power
6.5 PS (4.8 kW) @ 9,500 rpm
Transmission
:4 speed
Fuel system: 
Carburetor
Valves
2 valves per cylinder
Maximum rotation speed
11,500 rpm
Top Speed
90 km/h (53 mph)
Curb weight
80 kg