Honda CT50 Motra
|Manufacturer||Honda Motor Company|
|Engine||AD05E 49 cc air-cooled 4-stroke|
|Power||4.5 hp @ 7,500 rpm|
|Torque||0.46 kg-m @ 5,500 rpm|
|Dimensions||L 1.655 m W 0.740 m H 0.975 m|
|Seat height||.720 m|
|Fuel capacity||4.5 l|
|Fuel consumption||100.0 km/l @ 30 km/h|
|Climbing ability||23 degrees|
The Honda Motra is a minibike produced in 1982-1983 for the Japanese domestic market.
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.
- "Marketing 1". Honda. http://www.honda.co.jp/news/1982/2820609m.html. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.
- "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.
- Infobox specifications from these honda.co.jp pages on 2008-02-27:
- Motra brochure at Product Design Data Base
- (Japanese) Motra Owners Gallery at honda.co.jp
- Flickr photo results for 'Honda Motra'