1977 Honda NC50'77 Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder.
    • The engine was lubricated by oil injection.
    • Spark plug: BP4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
    • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
    • It also had a manual choke.
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: one speed.
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Parakeet Yellow
      • Pal Green
      • Mars Orange
    • It had a solid black solo seat.
    • Serial number began: NC50-1139281.
1977 Honda Express
1977 Honda Express
1977 Honda Express
1977 Honda Express

1978 Honda NC50'78 Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
    • The engine was lubricated by oil injection.
    • Spark plug: BP4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
    • It also had a manual choke.
    • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: only one speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Parakeet Yellow
      • Pal Green
      • Mars Orange
    • It had a two-tone black and white solo seat.
    • The downtube featured a logo change with the name "EXPRESS"
    • Serial number began NC50-2000013.
1978 Honda Express
1978 Honda Express

1979 Honda NC50'79 Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
    • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
    • Spark plug: BP4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • The starting system used a wind-up spring
    • The ignition was controlled by breaker points
    • It also had a manual choke
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: only one speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Parakeet Yellow
      • Pal Green
      • Shiny Orange (which replaced the Mars Orange)
    • It had a two-tone black and white solo seat
    • The downtube featured a logo change again with the name "EXPRESS"
    • Serial number began: NC50-2100001.
1979 Honda Express
1979 Honda Express

1980 Honda NC50'80 Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
    • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
    • Spark plug: BP4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • The ignition was controlled by breaker points
    • It also had a manual choke
    • The starting system used a wind-up spring
    • New this year were turn signals
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: only one speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • This year the Shiny Orange color was dropped
    • Colors:
      • Parakeet Yellow
      • Pal Green
    • It had a two-tone black and white solo seat
    • The downtube featured a logo change again with the name "EXPRESS"
    • Serial number began: NC50-2200005.
1980 Honda Express
1980 Honda Express

1981 Honda NC50'81 Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
    • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
    • Spark plug: BP4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • The breaker points ignition was replaced by a CD ignition
    • The manual choke was replaced by an automatic choke
    • The wind-up spring starting system was replaced with a direct kick starter
    • It still had turn signals
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: only one speed
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Monza Red
      • Angel Blue
    • It still had a two-tone black and white solo seat
    • The downtube featured another logo change with the name "EXPRESS"
    • Serial number began: JH2AB0807BS400008.
1981 Honda Express
1981 Honda Express

1982 Honda NC50'82 (NC50I'82 in Iowa) Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine: 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder
    • The engine was lubricated by oil injection
    • Spark plug: BPR4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • Choke: automatic
    • Ignition: CD
    • Starter: direct kick starter
    • It still had turn signals
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: two speeds
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • N/A
  • DIMENSION
    • N/A
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Sober Blue Metallic
      • Special Silver Metallic
    • The seat was a two-tone black and white solo seat, but it was much larger
    • The front rack above the headlight was standard equipment
    • The downtube featured another logo change with the name "EXPRESS"
    • Iowa serial number began: JH2AB1018CS000017
    • 49-state United States models began: JH2AB1006CS000007.
1982 Honda Express
1982 Honda Express

1983 Honda Express

  • ENGINE
    • Engine type: Two-stroke
    • Displacement: 49cc
    • Bore & Stroke: 40 x 39.3mm
    • Compression ratio: 7.3:1
    • Spark plug: BPR4HS
    • Plug gap: .028
    • Fuel Delivery: 12mm piston valve type
    • Exhaust type: Single muffler
    • Ignition system: CDI
    • Gas type: Regular with automatic oil injection system
    • Starter: Easy-to-use kick starter
    • Electrical: Turn signals
    • Battery: 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • DRIVETRAIN
    • Transmission: Two-speed automatic
    • Clutch: Wet multi-plate automatic centrifugal
  • CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
    • Brakes: Front and rear drum brakes
    • Front Suspension: Telescopic fork
    • Rear Suspension: Swing arm
    • Tire size: 2.24-14 (front and rear)
    • Wheels: Wire spoke type
  • DIMENSION
    • Wheelbase: 1057mm (41.6 in.)
    • Overall length: 1615mm (63.6 in.)
    • Overall width: 610mm (24 in.)
    • Seat height: 740mm (29.1 in.)
    • Dry weight: 50 kg (110.2 lb)
    • Fuel capacity: 4.55 liter (1.2 gal.) (1.0 Imp. gal.)
  • OTHER
    • Colors:
      • Indigo Blue Metallic
      • Special Silver Metallic
    • A red "HONDA" logo was added to the side covers
    • The down-tube had an "EXPRESS" logo and stripes
    • Iowa serial number began: JH2AB101XDS101142
    • 49-state United States models began: JH2AB100XDS100001
    • Model ID: NC50'83 (NC50I'83 in Iowa)
1983 Honda Express
1983 Honda Express
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1983 Honda Express
1983 Honda Express
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