Honda CT50 Motra

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Honda CT50 Motra
Honda MOTRA 50cc.jpg
Manufacturer Honda Motor Company
Production 1982 -1983
Engine AD05E 49 cc air-cooled 4-stroke
Power 4.5 hp @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 0.46 kg-m @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission two-stage 3-speed
Tires PR 5.40-10-4
Wheelbase 1.125 m
Dimensions L: 1.655 m
W: 0.740 m
H: 0.975 m
Seat height .720 m
Weight 76 kg (dry)
Fuel capacity 4.5 l
Fuel consumption 100.0 km/l @ 30 km/h

The Honda Motra is a minibike produced in 1982-1983 for the Japanese domestic market.

Honda marketed the vehicle as a heavy-duty recreation bike with a large load capacity.[1][2]

The Motra has a distinctively rugged appearance, with angular steel tube and panel framework supporting large racks fore and aft. The utility/military style is emphasized by a lack of decorative chrome, and a solid yellow or green paint scheme for all bodywork and wheels.

The Motra's 3-speed gearbox is coupled with a second stage to provide the same 3-speeds with a lower final ratio for low-speed off-road travel in steep terrain.

The Motra's CT50 designation is a slight exception in Honda nomenclature in that 'CT' does not indicate a mechanical family of bikes. It is distinct from the CT70 which is an ST-series bike for the US and Canadian market, and from the CT50/CT90/CT110 Trail Cubs which are an off-shoot of the Super Cub bikes. The Motra's CT50 designation is a re-use of the Trail Cub CT50 designation from 1968.

In 2004 Honda resurrected the Motra's style, but not off-road utility, with the PS250 scooter.

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  1. ^ "Marketing 1". Honda. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Marketing 2". my.reset.jp/~inu/ProductsDataBase/index2.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-27.