Sunday, May 9, 2010

70s Honda SS50

This image can be found at Dutch correspondent Marcel's web site, MotorParade. This is the 70s era SS50, not the 1960s era Benly SS50, which had a 5 speed gearbox and could hit almost 60mph at 11,000 rpm. The 70s era bike was sold as a moped in most countries, and generally had a rev limiter to keep speeds under 30mph or so. It was succeeded by the MB50, which had road racer styling, solid tri-spoked wheels and a 5-speed gearbox.

Marcel has a lot of images of motorcycle-related collectables, like bike ads, books, and brochures (see below) on his site, as well as a blog that features things like like his personal SS50 that you see at the top of this posting.

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