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Honda CT70
Honda CT70K0 Minitrail 70
Manufacturer Honda
Production 77-94
Class Trail bike
Engine 70cc 4-stroke, OHC
Sparkplug C7HSA '77-82
CR6HSA '91-94
Front Tire 3.50-10 '91-94
4.00-10 '77-82
Rear Tire 3.50-10 '91-94
4.00-10 '77-82
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The Honda Minitrail CT70 also known as the Honda ST series in Canada was a 70cc 4-stroke, OHC, dual-purpose motorcycle or larger than usual minibike manufactured by Honda from 1969 through 1994. The CL70 shared the same engine with its taller cousin, the Honda CL70.

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The CT70 served extremely well as an off-road motorcycle. Sometimes referred to as a Honda Dax it was distinguished by a pressed-steel "T-bone" frame, and equipped with folding handle-bars. It was small enough for children to enjoy, but powerful enough to get an adult through the most rugged of trails. Success of the CT70 was due its appeal as an entry level street legal motorcycle as well as its portability and convenience. The compact CT70 weighs only about 143lbs and can easily fit into the trunk of a car once it's adjustable handle bars are folded down it's sides, and the footpegs are folded upwards. It was also one of the first in it's class to be marketed as environmentally friendly motorcycle, being equipped with USDA approved spark arresters / mufflers.

Today, the Honda CT70 is largely a collectors item for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. Many people who still own these bikes have made them their subject for a restoration project. There are still many websites that cater to mini trail bike owners by selling parts, offering technical help and giving users a place to talk about their beloved bikes.

Although it was discontinued in 1994, this bike, along with other Honda trail bikes such as the Honda Z50, Honda CT90, Honda CT110 and Honda ST90 was a true pioneer in its day, and paved the way for all kinds of mini motorcycles and trail bikes for years to come.

1969-1973

CT70K0

Trail 70 (CT70K0) (also called "Mini Trail 70")

  • Available colors: Candy Ruby Red, Candy Gold, and Candy Sapphire Blue
  • Handlebars: easily folded down so that the bike could be transported in the trunk of a car
  • Chrome exhaust pipe: chrome heat shield
  • Fuel tank: contained in the upper frame structure rather than a separate, removable unit
  • Decal "TRAIL 70" was red and the stripe was black
  • "HONDA" decal above the model name was white, while the side decals were black
  • Speedometer was part of the headlight bucket
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with automatic clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70-100001
  • Spark Plug: NGK C7HSA

CT70HK0

Honda CT70HK0 Minitrail 70
1971 Honda CT70HK0 in Candy Blue Green
1971 Honda CT70HK0 in Candy Blue Green
1971 Honda CT70HK0 in Candy Blue Green
1971 Honda CT70HK0 in Candy Blue Green
1970 Honda Mini Trail CT70 in Candy Blue Green
1970 Honda Mini Trail CT70 in Candy Blue Green
1970 Honda Mini Trail CT70 in Candy Blue Green
1970 Honda Mini Trail CT70 in Candy Blue Green
1970 Honda Mini Trail CT70 in Candy Blue Green


Trail 70 (CT70HK0) (also called "Mini Trail 70")

  • Available colors: Candy Blue Green, Candy Emerald Green, and Candy Topaz Orange
  • Handlebars were easily folded down so that the bike could be transported in the trunk of a car
  • The chrome exhaust pipe had a chrome heat shield
  • Fuel tank: contained in the upper frame structure rather than a separate, removable unit
  • Decal "TRAIL 70" was red and the stripe was black.
  • The "HONDA" decal above the model name was white, while the side decals were black
  • Speedometer was part of the headlight bucket
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 4-speed with a manual clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70H-100001

CT70K1

Honda CT70K1 Minitrail 70
1971 Honda Trail 70 in Candy Gold
1971 Honda Trail 70 in Candy Gold
1971 Honda Trail 70 in Candy Gold
1971 Honda Trail 70 in Candy Gold
1971 Honda Trail 70 in Candy Gold
1971 Honda Trail 70 in Candy Gold


Trail 70 (CT70K1) (also called "Mini Trail 70")

  • Available colors: Candy Ruby Red and Candy Yellow Special
  • Handlebars were easily folded down so that the bike could be transported in the trunk of a car
  • The black exhaust pipe had a chrome and black heat shield
  • The fuel tank was contained in the upper frame structure rather than a separate, removable unit
  • The decal "TRAIL 70" was red and the stripe was black
  • The "HONDA" decal above the model name was white, while the side decals were red and black
  • The speedometer was separate from the headlight
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with automatic clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70-2000001

CT70HK1

Honda CT70HK1 Minitrail 70
1972 Honda CT70HK1 in Red
1972 Honda CT70HK1 in Red
1972 Honda CT70HK1 in Red
1972 Honda CT70HK1 in Red
1972 Honda CT70HK1 in Red


Trail 70 (CT70HK1) (also called "Mini Trail 70")

  • Available: colors: Candy Ruby Red and Candy Yellow Special
  • The handlebars were easily folded down so that the bike could be transported in the trunk of a car
  • The black exhaust pipe had a chrome and black heat shield
  • The fuel tank was contained in the upper frame structure rather than a separate, removable unit
  • The decal "TRAIL 70" was red and the stripe was black
  • The "HONDA" decal above the model name was white, while the side decals were red and black
  • The speedometer was separate from the headlight
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 4-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70H-2000001

1973

1972 Honda CT70K2 Minitrail 70


Trail 70 (CT70K2)

  • Available two colors: Candy Topaz Orange and Candy Riviera Blue
  • The upper fork and headlight bracket were chrome
  • The "HONDA" decal and the "CT70" decals were yellow
  • The "TRAIL 70" decal was white, outlined in orange.
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70-2100001


1974

1974 Honda CT70K3 Minitrail 70
1974 Honda Trail 70 (CT70K3) in Candy Topaz Orange
1974 Honda Trail 70 (CT70K3) in Candy Topaz Orange
1974 Honda Trail 70 (CT70K3) in Candy Topaz Orange


1974 Trail 70 (CT70K3)

  • Available two colors: Candy Topaz Orange and Candy Riviera Blue
  • The "HONDA" decal was yellow and black
  • The "TRAIL 70" decal was green
  • The "CT70" side decals were silver and yellow
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch.
  • Serial number began CT70-2300001

1975

1975 Honda CT70K4 Minitrail 70


1975 Trail 70 (CT70K4)

  • Available one color: Mighty Green
  • The "TRAIL 70" decal was blue
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began CT70-2400001

1976

1976 Honda Minitrail 70


1976 Trail 70 (CT70'76)

  • Available one color: Tahitian Red
  • The "TRAIL 70" decal was yellow
  • The "HONDA" decal was blue
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • The serial number began: CT70-2500004


1977

1977 Honda Minitrail 70


1977 Trail 70 (CT70'77)

  • Available one color: Shiny Orange
  • The "TRAIL 70" decal was white
  • The stripes were yellow and black
  • The upper fork and headlight bracket was Shiny Orange.
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70-2600008


1978

1978 Honda Minitrail 70
1978 Honda CT70 Minitrail 70 in Black
1978 Honda CT70 Minitrail 70 in Black
1978 Honda CT70 Minitrail 70 in Black
1978 Honda CT70 Minitrail 70 in Black
1978 Honda CT70 Minitrail 70 in Black
1978 Honda CT70 Minitrail 70 in Black


1978 Trail 70, also called "Mini-Trail 70", (CT70'78)

  • Available one color: Black
  • The "MINI-TRAIL 70" decal was white
  • The stripes were red and white
  • The "CT70" side decals were silver and red
  • The upper fork and headlight bracket was Black
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70-2700005

1979

1979 Honda Minitrail 70


1979 Trail 70, also called "Mini-Trail 70", (CT70'79)

  • Available one color: Bright Yellow
  • The "MINI-TRAIL 70" decal was white
  • The "CT70" side decals were silver and red
  • The upper fork and headlight bracket was Bright Yellow
  • The steel fender was also yellow
  • The muffler heat shield was a solid black
  • The tank stripe was yellow, orange, and red
  • The frame downtubes and skidplate were deleted.
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began: CT70-5000001



1980

1980 Honda Minitrail 70


1980 Trail 70, also called "Mini-Trail 70", (CT70'80)

  • Available one color: Tahitian Red
  • The "MINI-TRAIL 70" decal was replaced by a white "HONDA" decal
  • The stripe was yellow, orange, and red
  • The plastic front fender was red
  • The front fork had a new design
  • The ignition switch moved to the instrument panel
  • The muffler heat shield was a solid black
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began CT70-5100001


1981

1981 Honda Minitrail 70
1981 Honda Minitrail 70


1981 Trail 70, also called "Mini-Trail 70", (CT70'81)

  • Available one color: Tahitian Red
  • The "HONDA" tank decal was black
  • The stripe was white, blue, and black
  • The plastic front fender was red
  • The mirror housings is black
  • The muffler heat shield was a solid black
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began JH2DD0101BS200002

1981 Honda Motorcycle Full-Line Brochure

1982

1982 Honda Minitrail 70
1982 Honda Trail 70 (CT70) in Red
1982 Honda Trail 70 (CT70) in Red
1982 Honda Trail 70 (CT70) in Red
1982 Honda Trail 70 (CT70) in Red
1982 Honda Trail 70 (CT70) in Red



1982 Trail 70, also called "Mini-Trail 70", (CT70'82)

  • Available one color: Tahitian Red
  • The "HONDA" tank decal was red
  • The stripe was black
  • The plastic front fender was red
  • The mirror housings is black
  • The muffler heat shield was a solid black
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with manual clutch
  • Serial number began: JH2DD0101BS200002

1984

1984 Honda Minitrail 70


1984 Trail 70, also called "Mini-Trail 70", (CT70'84)

  • Available one color: Tahitian Red
  • The "HONDA" tank decal was red
  • The stripe was black
  • The plastic front fender was red
  • The mirror housings is black
  • The muffler heat shield was a solid black
  • Engine: 72cc OHC four-stroke, 2-valve, single cylinder
  • Transmission: Three-speed with automatic clutch
  • Suspension: Hydraulic suspension front and rear
  • Wheelbase: 1050mm (41.3 in.)
  • Dry weight: 69.5 kg (153.2 lb)
  • Seat height: 745mm (29.3 in.)
  • Serial number began JH2DD0101ES200002

1991

1991 Honda Minitrail 70


1991 CT70

  • This model had left the market for eight years or so and returned, with some modifications
  • The headlight nacelle also housed the speedometer
  • The tank stripes were yellow and silver while the wheels were white
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with an automatic clutch
  • The California model serial number began JH2DB011*MS000001 while the rest of the States models had serial numbers which began JH2DB010*MS000001
  • Spark Plug Changed to: NGK CR6HSA

1992

1992 Honda Minitrail 70


1992 CT70'92

  • Basically the same as the 1991 model except the stripes were purple and blue-green.
  • The headlight nacelle also housed the speedometer
  • The wheels were white
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with an automatic clutch
  • The California model serial number began JH2DB011*NK100001 while the rest of the States models had serial numbers which began JH2DB010*NK100001

1993

1993 Honda Minitrail 70
1993 Honda CT70 in Red
1993 Honda CT70 in Red
1993 Honda CT70 in Red
1993 Honda CT70 in Red


1993 CT70'93

  • Visually the same as the 1992 model
  • The headlight nacelle also housed the speedometer
  • The wheels were white
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with an automatic clutch
  • The California model serial number began: JH2DB011*PK200001 while the rest of the States models had serial numbers which began JH2DB010*PK200001

1994

1994 Honda Minitrail 70


1994 CT70'94

  • Visually the same as the 1992 model
  • The headlight nacelle also housed the speedometer
  • The wheels were white
  • Engine: 72cc OHC single cylinder
  • Transmission: 3-speed with an automatic clutch
  • The California model serial number began JH2DB011*RK300001 while the rest of the States models had serial numbers which began JH2DB010*RK300001


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