Honda Express, NC50


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
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8) — 6 volt
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission one speed.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

It had twin chrome frame downtubes.

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

Colors
  • Parakeet Yellow
  • Pal Green
  • Mars Orange
  • It had a solid black solo seat.
  • Serial number began: NC50-1139281.

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
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8) — 6 volt
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission only one speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

It had twin chrome frame downtubes.

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.

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
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission only one speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

It had twin chrome frame downtubes.

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.

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
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission only one speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

It had twin chrome frame downtubes.

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

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.

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
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission only one speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

It had twin chrome frame downtubes.

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.

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 BP4HS
Plug gap .028
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
  • The starting system used a wind-up spring.
  • The ignition was controlled by breaker points.
  • It also had a manual choke.
Choke automatic
Ignition CD
Starter direct kick starter

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission two speeds

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

It had twin chrome frame downtubes.

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.

1983 Honda Express

Engine

Engine Two-stroke
Bore & Stroke 40 x 39.3mm
Spark plug BPR4HS
Plug gap .028
Fuel Delivery 12mm piston valve type
Battery 6N4-2A-6 (see also 6N4-2A-8)
Displacement 49cc
Gas type Regular with automatic oil injection system
Ignition CDI
Starter Easy-to-use kick starter

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission Two-speed automatic
Clutch Wet multi-plate automatic centrifugal

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Swing arm
Tire size 2.24-14 (front and rear)
Wheels Wire spoke type
Brakes Front and rear drum brakes

DIMENSION

Wheelbase 1057mm (41.6 in.)
verall 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)

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