c.1964 Honda 125cc C92 Benly Frame no. C92-8042070 Engine no. C92E-8042079
Lot 229
c.1964 Honda 125cc C92 Benly
Frame no. C92-8042070 Engine no. C92E-8042079
Sold for £575 (US$ 930) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1964 Honda 125cc C92 Benly Frame no. C92-8042070 Engine no. C92E-8042079 c.1964 Honda 125cc C92 Benly Frame no. C92-8042070 Engine no. C92E-8042079 c.1964 Honda 125cc C92 Benly Frame no. C92-8042070 Engine no. C92E-8042079
c.1964 Honda 125cc C92 Benly
Frame no. C92-8042070
Engine no. C92E-8042079
Honda's first 125cc twin-cylinder models - the C90 tourer and CB90 sports - appeared in 1958 and were swiftly superseded by the almost identical C92 and CB92 respectively, though one obvious difference was the deletion of the previous models' distributor-type ignition points housing. The arrival of these jewel-like lightweights caused a sensation; never before had a mere 125cc machine been manufactured as a twin, and not just any old twin but one equipped with a four-stroke overhead-camshaft engine that could rev safely to over 10,000rpm as well as putting out a very healthy 11.5bhp. And to cap it all the 'Benly' was also fitted with an electric starter and flashing indicators. Today these landmark Honda twins are among the most collectible of early Japanese classics. Currently displaying a seemingly genuine total of 29,753 kilometres (approximately 18,500 miles) on the odometer, this C92 is a Japanese home-market model with the very desirable single pillion seat. It is remarkably complete and rust free, and could possibly be used as it is although it is not known if the engine runs. Alternatively, it should be relatively easy to restore. C92s as good as this one are only rarely offered for sale, especially the more desirable Japanese home-market models. There are no registration documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve.
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