Honda P50

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Honda P50
Hondap50.jpg
ManufacturerHonda Motor Company
Also calledP25, Little Honda P25, Little Honda P50
Production1966–1968
SuccessorPC50
ClassMoped
Engine49 cc (3.0 cu in), OHC, 4-stroke, air-cooled, single
Top speed40 km/h (25 mph)
Power1.2 PS (0.9 kW; 1.2 hp) @ 4,200 rpm
Torque0.25 kg⋅m (1.81 lb⋅ft) @ 2,500 rpm
TransmissionContinuously variable automatic transmission
BrakesDrum front and rear
Tires
  • 2.00-17 (F)
  • 2.25-17 (R)
Wheelbase1.07 m (42.13 in)
DimensionsL: 1.67 m (65.75 in)
W: .62 m (24.41 in)
H: 1.02 m (40.16 in)
Seat height.79 m (31.1 in)
Weight45 kg (99 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity2.5 l (0.7 US gal)

The Honda P50 (known as the P25 in some markets) was introduced in June 1966. It was the last motor-wheel moped design by Honda (and probably by any other large manufacturer).

The P50 features a step-through frame made from steel pressings, leading-link front suspension, plastic fenders and chainguard. The fuel tank is located above the rear fender, and the key distinguishing feature of the design is the 49 cc (3.0 cu in) engine being located at the extreme lower left rear of the frame, with all of the driveline components housed within the large hub of the rear wheel.

The engine is also 4-stroke — unusual when almost all pedal-equipped mopeds used simpler 2-strokes. Soichiro Honda disliked the sharp noise of 2-strokes,[1] and the 4-stroke does not require oil to be mixed with the gasoline at every fill-up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four-stroke choice". Honda. Retrieved 2008-02-21.

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