Honda Mini Trail 50 Specsby Phil Whitmer
The Honda Mini Trail 50 is part of the Z series of minibikes built from 1964 until 1998. Called Monkeys and Gorillas, the tiny, lightweight trail bikes have collapsible handlebars for easy transportation. They were one of Honda's biggest selling line of bikes.
The Honda Mini Trail Z50 series of minibikes feature a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 49 cc overhead-cam engine. The four-stroke motor has a bore and stroke of 39 mm by 41.4 mm with a compression ratio of 8.8:1. It produces 1.95 brake horsepower at 5,000 rpm and attains a top speed of 25 miles per hour.
The Honda Mini Trail bikes have a three-speed manual gearbox with a foot-lever operated centrifugal clutch or an easy-shift three-speed semi-automatic. The bikes have chain and sprocket final drives. The front suspension consists of telescopic springs with rigid rear suspension. The 3.50-by-8-inch tires were low-inflation types at 14 psi.
The Z50 Mini Trail weighs 108 lbs. dry and 115 lbs. ready to ride. It's 50 inches long, 26.5 inches tall with folded handlebars and 14 inches wide with folded pegs. It's wheelbase is 43.5 inches.