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MotorcycleJapanFebruary 20, 1998
Honda Announces Launch of Benly 50S/90S Sports Bikes with Specially Toughened Tire Inner Tubes to Minimize the Risk of Punctures

Tokyo, February 20, 1998 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the launch, on March 10, of the new, improved Benly 50S/90S sports bikes with specially toughened "Tuff-up" tire inner tubes to minimize the risk of punctures now fitted as standard. With their simple yet individual styling and 4-cycle engines, which provide a smooth ride with excellent road grip, both these bikes have proved particularly popular with young people since their initial launch in April 1996.

The new Tuff-up tire tubes have proved themselves a hit since they were introduced on the Super Cub series, largely eliminating the worry and hassle associated with punctures.

Alongside this change, the tank emblem has been upgraded on both the 50S and 90S. The choice of body colors has also been expanded on the 50S, with two options now available - Black or Silver Metallic. The 90S comes in stylish Black.

Honda Benly 50S
Honda Benly 50S

Honda Benly 90S
Honda Benly 90S

Domestic annual sales target: 6,000 units

Main specifications:

Model Benly 50S Benly 90S
Type Honda A-CD50 Honda HA03
Length x width x height (m) 1.805 x 0.645 x 0.95 1.805 x 0.645 x 0.95
Wheelbase (m) 1.170 1.175
Ground clearance (m) 0.170 0.170
Seat height (m) 0.748 0.768
Curb weight/
dry weight
(kg) 76/71 83/78
No. of riders (person) 1 2
Fuel economy (km/l) 140.0
(30 km/h test on flat ground)
(60 km/h test on flat ground)
Minimum turning radius (m) 1.9 1.9
Engine type CD50E
(air-cooled 4-cycle OHC single-cylinder)
(air-cooled 4-cycle OHC single-cylinder)
Displacement (cm3) 49 85
Bore/stroke (mm) 39.0 x 41.4 47.0 x 49.5
Compression ratio 10.0 9.1
Maximum power output (PS/rpm) 4.0/7,000 7.1/7,500
Maximum torque (kgm/rpm) 0.44/6,000 0.75/6,000
Carburetor type PB30 PB93
Starter kick-start kick-start
Ignition capacitor discharge (CDI) capacitor discharge (CDI)
Lubrication forced pressure and wet sump forced pressure and wet sump
Oil capacity (l) 0.8 0.8
Fuel tank capacity (l) 6.0 6.0
Clutch coil spring coil spring
Transmission 4-speed rotary 4-speed rotary
Gear ratios 1st gear 3.272 2.833
2nd gear 1.937 1.705
3rd gear 1.350 1.238
4th gear 1.043 1.043
Drive ratios (primary/final) 4.312/3.230 4.058/2.500
Rake (degrees)/
trail (mm)
26o00' /70 26o00' /68
Tire sizes Front 2.25-17 33L 2.50-17 38L
Rear 2.50-17 38L 2.50-17 43L
Brakes Front/rear drum drum
Suspension Front telescopic telescopic
Rear swingarm swingarm
Frame type backbone backbone
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