Honda CD185: history, specs, pictures

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Honda CD185
Also called CD 185
Production 1979
Class Classic
Three-cylinde, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 53.3mm x 53.3mm
Horsepower 83.01 HP (61.9 KW) @ 9500RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed manual

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-Plate
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Swinging arm
Brakes Front: Double disc
Rear: Single disc
Front Tire 3.00-17
Rear Tire 3.00-18
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda CD 185 was a Three-cylinde, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Honda in 1979. Claimed horsepower was 83.01 HP (61.9 KW) @ 9500 RPM.


A 53.3mm bore x 53.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 180.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 5-Speed manual transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-Plate.


It came with a 3.00-17 front tire and a 3.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double disc in the front and a Single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Swinging arm.

1979 Honda CD 185[edit]

In 1979 the Honda CD 175 was replaced by the CD 185 which, because its engine was merely 1mm bigger in the bores, while retaining the 175's 41mm stroke, was not a 185 at all but a 180.

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