c.1965 Honda CM90 Project
Frame no. CM90-141197
In 1965, the C200 sports model's 90cc overhead-valve engine, albeit incorporating the step-thru's three-speed gearbox and automatic clutch, was slotted into the cycle parts of the C65 to create the CM90. Extremely reliable, these early 'iron' OHV engines gave little away in performance terms to the later overhead-cam units. Produced during the 1965/1966 seasons only, the CM90 is one of the rarest members of the Cub family and highly coveted by Honda collectors today. This incomplete CM90 is offered for restoration. The difficult-to-find indicator lenses are present and the chassis is solid and rust free, while the removed leg shields are included in the sale. The engine turns over without any unpleasant noises, though there is some damage to the left side cover and the exhaust will require attention or replacement. The odometer reading is 13,864 kilometres, which judging from this example's appearance may well be accurate. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered without reserve and sold strictly as viewed.
- The engine number is NOCM90E-152379.