Monday, March 24, 2008

The other Honda Jazz 50

If you're familiar at all with the Honda Jazz 50 name, it's probably in reference to a 50cc moped=class scooter sold in the US back in the 80s and 90s. But there's another Jazz that was sold mainly in Southeast Asia, and that I believe is still being sold there.

This Jazz is a two-speed automatic mini-cruiser with fat tires and laid back, chopper like styling. The only thing I've ever seen close to this from a major maker is my '84 Yamaha RX-50, but that has a full 5-speed transmission and the RX-50's tire are nowhere near as fat as these. The Jazz probably doesn't have great pickup or top speed, owing to the 2-speed auto, but I bet it;s a heck of a lot of fun to ride!

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