1960 Honda 125cc CS92 Benly Sports
Frame no. CS92-5000121
Engine no. C92E-5000125
Honda's first 125cc twin-cylinder models - the C90 tourer and CB90 sports - appeared in 1958 and were swiftly superseded by the C92 and CB92 respectively. An early addition to the original line-up was a sports model, the CS90, which featured stylish upswept exhausts fitted with perforated heat shields. Much less well known than the more numerous CB92, the CS92 is one of the most underrated and under valued of Honda's early classics yet arguably is one of the most interesting. Introduced in 1959, the CS92 Benly Sports produced all of 15bhp, the same output as the successor CB92 model, which was good enough for a top speed over 120km/h (75mph). The CS92 is very much rarer than the CB92, being produced for less than two years, and this particular example is remarkably original and complete. We are advised that the engine turns over without any unpleasant noises, there is some damage to the seat cover, and in some places a little surface rust. A total of 19,791 kilometres (approximately 12,300 miles) is currently displayed on the odometer. Offered without documents, this machine represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of these ultra-rare early Hondas.
- The frame number is C92-5000121.