Honda Elite

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The Honda Elite is a series of scooters manufactured by Honda since 1983. Honda currently makes the 108cc 2010 Elite.

Elite 80[edit]

In 1984 Honda released its first four-stroke modern scooter, the Elite 125. Later, Honda introduced the four-stroke Elite 80 (model code CH80) in 1985.

Production was moved from Japan to Mexico in 1991, and production ended in 2007. The Elite 80 had a 23 model year run with only minor changes.

Elite 125/150[edit]

Honda Elite 150
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Manufacturer Honda
Production 1984-1987
Class Scooter
Engine 125/150cc Four stroke
Transmission Honda V-matic variable ratio with automatic clutch
Dimensions L: 1940mm (76.4 in)
W: 660 mm (26.0 in)
Seat height 760 mm (29.9 in)
Weight 102 kg (224.8 pounds) (dry)
Fuel capacity 8.3 L (2.1 Gallons)

Honda released its first mid-sized four-stroke scooter onto the western market in the spring of 1984. The Elite 125 (CH125) continued Honda's trend of shifting from two-stroke engines to the much more emissions friendly four-stroke engine. The 1984 Elite featured many new technologies never before seen on a conventional scooter, such as a retractable headlamp, liquid cooled engine, a digital dashboard, and more.

For 1985, Honda brought back its mid-sized scooter along with some well thought modifications. Two of these changes were that the engine size was increased from 125 cc to 150 cc (thus changing the model name to the Elite 150) and that the Elite 150 was now being sold in two editions, the standard model, and a deluxe model. The deluxe model (CH150D) shared an almost identical body and frame as the Elite 125, including a digital instrument cluster and flip-up headlamp, while the standard model (CH150) got a more conventional pedicure, featuring an analog dashboard, and a fixed headlamp.

1986 saw the elimination of the standard model Elite 150, leaving the Deluxe model as the only remaining mid-sized scooter Honda had to offer. Styling revisions for the Honda CH150 in 1987 included a transition from a boxy to a curvier, more rounded look. Although its appearance differed from its predecessor, the revised Elite 150 received few mechanical modifications. Despite the design changes the CH150 received in 1987, it was the last year this model was produced.


Elite E[edit]

Honda Elite E
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Manufacturer Honda
Production 1980s
Class Scooter
Engine 49cc two stroke
Transmission Fixed ratio rubber belt
Dimensions L: 1545 mm (60.8 in)
W: 650 mm (25 in)
Weight 49 kg (108 pounds) (dry)
Fuel capacity 3.8 L (1 Gallon)

The 49cc Honda Elite E was launched in the late 1980s. The Elite E shares the fixed-ratio transmission with its cousin the Honda Spree, rather than the CVT of the standard Elite and Dio models.

Elite ES[edit]


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