2022 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction

1968 Honda C90 Scooter





Engine 89cc single cylinder
Gearbox 4-speed semi-automatic
Colour Red/White
Trim Black
Wheels Wire spoke
Brakes Drums


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Established in 1948, the Honda Motor Company quickly became one of the dominant motorcycle manufacturers from Japan. It built everything from commuter scooters right up to Grand Prix machines capable of challenging the world's best on the racetrack. Honda developed a myriad of new models to suit every need and by the late 1960s its range was incredibly diverse. The Honda Super Cub (also known as the C100 or Honda 50) was a small 49cc OHV 4-stroke scooter-like motorcycle first manufactured in 1958 which became one of the biggest selling motor vehicles in history. More than 100 million Honda Super Cub derivatives had been sold worldwide by 2017. One of those derivatives is the Honda C90, introduced in 1967, featuring an 89cc OHC engine, new styling with enclosed front forks, all based on the CM90 model which could trace its roots back to late 1964. In common with the CM90 and later CM91 models, the C90 used a slightly wider frame and a torque-arm to control the front brake's behaviour. A “Step Thru” (as described by Honda’s own advertising) commuter bike, the C90 Super Cub was still sold in Japan as recently as 2009 but by then was no longer exported.