1968-1978 Honda Z50A Minibike and Contenders

Check out this brief history of minibikes leading up to the creation of the Honda Z50A, as well as alternatives to this nifty minibike.

| July/August 2020

Honda-Z50A-Minibike 

Years produced: 1968-1975

Claimed power:  3hp @ 7,500rpm

Top speed: 30mph



Engine: 49cc air-cooled SOHC single, 39mm x 41.4mm

Weight: 128lb (58kg)

jhl385
6/5/2020 7:03:47 AM

Where's the Kaw example? After the Kaw shop I worked at closed on Saturdays, we had mini races in the parking lot on the tiny Kaw, 2 stroke, can't remember the displacement or model, but they were FAST! We just called them the Green meanies! LOL 1972-73


Paulhuffman
6/4/2020 7:16:56 PM

Had one of the mt-50s. Reliable and a great beginning to many years of riding. One thing to note, this engine is a rotary valve two stroke, not Reed valve!




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