Tokyo, February 14, 2002 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today introduced the "Ape100", a new mini sports bike for Japan's Type II (50-125cm3) licensing category. Features of the Ape 100 include a powerful 100cm3 air-cooled 4-stroke OHC single engine, a motorcycle-type 5- speed transmission offering the handling and control enjoyment associated with larger motorcycles, and friendly, approachable styling. This model will be available for sale starting February 15, 2002.
The Ape 100 uses the same compact chassis and simple, friendly styling that characterized its predecessor, the popular Ape 50cc motorbike, but includes a larger 100cm3 engine (7PS maximum power output) that delivers a significantly more robust ride. This larger powerplant, combined with a more rigid frame, swingarm and rear wheel, as well as the addition of a longer seat, allow the Ape 100 to carry two with ease.
Color for the standard model is Classical White, but riders can also take advantage of Honda's popular Color Order Plan to customize their Ape 100 according to their own unique preferences by selecting any of 42 possible color combinations (including 7 fuel tank colors, 3 frame colors, and 2 fender/side cover/headlight cover colors).
The name "Ape" is a playful appellation chosen in light of the position of the ape as the members of the animal kingdom most closely associated with human beings, leading to an image of a friendly, familiar little motorcycle with which all kinds of people can enjoy close association.
|●Yearly domestic sales target:||4,500 units|
|●Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (excl. consumption tax):|
Color Order Plan Types
|(examples of regional manufacturer's suggested retail price: Okinawa + 8,000 yen)|
|Specifications||As of February 20, 2002|
|Vehicle Type||Honda · BC-HC07|
|Length x Width x Height (m)||1.715 x 0.770 x 970|
|Ground Clearance (m)||0.160|
|Seat Height (m)||0.715 (at seat center)|
|Curb Weight (kg)||87|
|Dry Weight (kg)||82|
|Seating Capacity (person)||2|
|Turning Radius (m)||2|
|Engine Type||HC07E (air-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder)|
|Engine Capacity (cm3)||99
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||53.0 x 45.0|
|Max· Power (kW[PS]/rpm)||5.1/8,000|
|Maximum Torque (N·m/rpm)||7[0.71]/6,500|
|Fuel Consumption (km/L)||53.2 (60km/h constant speed)|
|Lubrication||Force-fed and splash|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||5.5|
|Clutch||Wet-type multiplate with coil springs|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 5-speed return-type|
|Gear Ratio||1st Gear||3.083|
|Final Drive||Primary: 4.437/Secondary: 2.200|
|Tire Size||Front||120/80-12 54J|
|Braking System||Front||Mechanical, leading/trailing drum-type|
|Rear||Mechanical, leading/trailing drum-type|
The specifications of released on February 14 contained incorrect figures of Vehicle Type, Wheelbase, Ground Clearance and Fuel Consumption
The find specifications are as above.