This is a 1972 Honda QA50 finished in red with a black seat and frame. It is powered by a 49 cc air-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a 2-speed semi-automatic transmission. The seller metnions that he has recently restored Honda minibike which involved powder coating the frame, rebuilding the engine and various other components. Sold by the Japanese automaker from 1970 to 1972, the Honda QA50 is a lightweight, affordable, gently powered motorcycle intended for children to take off-roading.
For US bidders, this Honda QA50 is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.
The 1.2 gallon fuel tank on this Honda QA50 has been refinished in red paint, and the fenders are a matching red plastic. The fuel tank is trimmed in black rubber with a prominent Honda logo. This minibike has a cushioned black vinyl solo seat, a rigid black frame, and black plastic handle grips. White 5” steel wheels are wrapped with Bridgestone off-road tires.
Drum brakes are utilised at both ends. The wheels can be removed by removing the adjusting nuts, brake cables, drive chain, and axle nuts.
The handlebar is chrome and mounted on a single riser. This can fold down for easy storage by turning the black knob at its centre. The rear brake lever is attached to the left handlebar, and the front brake lever, ignition switch, and throttle grip are on the right. Foot rests are mounted on either side, and the kick starter pedal is on the right.
The gear change pedal is on the left. This is of the progressive shift, positive stop type, so one full stroke of the pedal will shift the bike one gear position. Shifting down is accomplished by lifting up the pedal. This Honda QA50 is 47 inches long, 24 inches wide, 33 inches high, and it has a wheelbase of 35 inches and a dry weight of 84 lbs.
This Honda QA50 is powered by a 49 cc air-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a 2-speed semi-automatic transmission and a 10mm Keihin carburetor. This was rated at 1.8 horsepower at 5,000 rpm when new. Power is sent to the rear wheel with this 2-speed automatic centrifugal clutch transmission, utilising a two-up shift pattern and a drive chain. The 1.2 gallon fuel tank provides a range of up to 160 kms, depending on the weight of the rider. The bike is mounted on a tubular steel frame and its suspension is limited to its inverted fork with black rubber gaiters.