Honda CT50 Motra
|Manufacturer||Honda Motor Company|
|Engine||AD05E 49 cc (3.0 cu in), air-cooled, 4-stroke, single|
|Power||4.5 hp (~3.3 kW) @ 7,500 rpm (~785.4 rad/s)|
|Torque||0.46 kg-m (~4.5 Nm)@ 5,500 rpm (~575.96 rad/s)|
|Transmission||two-stage 3-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||1.125 m (44.3 in)|
L: 1.655 m (65.2 in)|
W: 0.740 m (29.1 in)
H: 0.975 m (38.4 in)
|Seat height||0.720 m (28.3 in)|
76 kg (168 lb) (dry)|
|Fuel capacity||4.5 l (0.99 imp gal; 1.2 US gal)|
|Fuel consumption||100.0 km/l @ 30 km/h|
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 offshoot 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 Big Ruckus scooter.
- Infobox specifications from these honda.co.jp pages on 2008-02-27: