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The Honda Elite is a series of scooters manufactured by Honda since 1983. Honda currently makes the 108 cc (6.6 cu in) 2010 Elite.
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.
|Engine||125 cc (7.6 cu in) / 150 cc (9.2 cu in) four stroke|
|Transmission||Honda V-matic CVT|
|Dimensions||L: 1,940 mm (76 in)
W: 660 mm (26 in)
|Seat height||760 mm (30 in)|
|Weight||102 kg (225 lb) (dry)
|Fuel capacity||8.3 l (1.8 imp gal; 2.2 US gal)|
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 modifications. Two of these changes were that the engine size was increased from 125 cc (7.6 cu in) to 150 cc (9.2 cu in) (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.
|Engine||49 cc (3.0 cu in) two stroke|
|Transmission||Fixed ratio rubber belt|
|Dimensions||L: 1,545 mm (60.8 in)
W: 650 mm (26 in)
|Weight||49 kg (108 lb) (dry)
|Fuel capacity||3.8 l (0.84 imp gal; 1.0 US gal) (1 Gallon)|
The 49 cc (3.0 cu in) 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.
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