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Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CT90 Photo Gallery
The 1968 KO Honda CT90 used in this test is one of the rarest machines in the bike's thirteen-year history.
See photos of the classic all-purpose utility motorcycle that made waves when released in the Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CT90 photo gallery.
The Honda CT90 is wafer thin and perfectly practical for most modern road conditions.
The CT90's target audience was customers with nearly no knowledge of motorcycles, so offered a cheap, reliable and easy-to-use machine to great success.
30 mph is the maximum speed in trail gearing on the Honda CT90.
Need to transport a deceased moose after a successful hunt? Throw it over the back of this huge carrier and the CT90 will still get you where you need to go.
As standard, the bike would have carried a US Forestry approved spark arrestor but, with this removed, I wouldn’t mind betting that the standard pipe is running at over 100 dBA.
The little Honda is surprisingly practical on the road.
Honda stiffened the CT90's suspension for off-road use, making a bike that handles better than a standard C90 road bike.
The CT90 KO's leading link forks are not so good, but the tiny drum brake is surprisingly effective.
Honda CT90 KO.
Many of the parts in the CT range were lifted from other Honda step-throughs which sold in the millions. While Norton was making 200 bikes a week in Birmingham, Honda was producing 200 Cubs a minute.
The magic transfer box that gave eight speeds.
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