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The '''Honda CL100''' was a reliable, 4 stroke single cylinder motorcycle made and sold by Honda in the U.S. in the early seventies.  The CL designation indicated this model to be the "Scrambler" version which implied some off-road capability.  (This was before real dirt-bikes were gaining popularity.)  It was really just a street bike with a higher rear fender, a braced handlebar, and a high-mount exhaust.   
 
The '''Honda CL100''' was a reliable, 4 stroke single cylinder motorcycle made and sold by Honda in the U.S. in the early seventies.  The CL designation indicated this model to be the "Scrambler" version which implied some off-road capability.  (This was before real dirt-bikes were gaining popularity.)  It was really just a street bike with a higher rear fender, a braced handlebar, and a high-mount exhaust.   

Revision as of 22:49, 3 August 2006

Template:Wikify-date The Honda CL100 was a reliable, 4 stroke single cylinder motorcycle made and sold by Honda in the U.S. in the early seventies. The CL designation indicated this model to be the "Scrambler" version which implied some off-road capability. (This was before real dirt-bikes were gaining popularity.) It was really just a street bike with a higher rear fender, a braced handlebar, and a high-mount exhaust.

Features: The CL100 was a full-featured motorcycle, which was fairly standard for Honda. 100 cc 4 stroke engine 5-speed transmission (1 down, 4 up pattern) with manual clutch High mount exhaust with chrome heat-shield. Full electrical system, including headlight (hi/lo beam), taillight, brakelight, turn-signals, and horn. Speedometer with neutral light, high-beam indicator, and odometer. Chrome fenders.

Performance: The 100 cc engine produced 11.5 HP according to Honda. This was sufficient to propel the bike with a small rider to about 70 mph. The CL100 was also available in a model designated CL100S, which had a governer to reduce power to 5 HP to meet some state restrictions for younger operators. In this mode, top speed was about 50 mph.



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