1975 Honda Z50 Minitrail
Frame no. Z50A5032960
Engine no. Z50AE-5032941
With the launch of the CZ100 in 1960, Honda created the class of machine known as 'monkey bikes', so called because of their diminutive stature. The power unit was the C100 step-thru's reliable four-stroke single. An ultra-short wheelbase, small wheels and a vestigial fuel tank were all features of a machine which, in the case of the folding handlebar version, could be fitted into the boot of a car. Immensely popular as paddock transport the world over, they are currently much in vogue, with a flourishing owners club all over the world. Off road-styled models, such as that offered here, were dubbed 'Mini Trail'.
The Z50 offered was subject to a nut and bolt restoration over the last two years. The bike was completely dismantled and the top end of the engine was freshened before being refitted to a newly powder coated frame. The bodywork was repainted in the original blue. New suspension, along with new wheels, tires and brakes were added with a parts cost in excess of $2,000.
- Please note that this motorcycle is titled as 1975, but it is actually a 1974