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 cc 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 cm³
- 4 stroke Over Head Cam single cylinder
- Breaker points
- 3-speed with a semi-automatic clutch
- Fuel system
- 2 valves / cylinder
- 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
- 1972 Honda C70 (Poppy Yellow Metallic)
- Good seat cover