Honda Z50R Specifications

by Paul McCormick

The Honda Z50R motorcycle was a chain-driven, mini trail bike that was introduced in 1979. It was in production until 1999, and during the course of its 20-year production run, more than half a million individual units were produced. This made it one of the most successful models ever produced by Honda in terms of units sold.


The engine had a displacement of 59 cubic centimeters, or 3.05 cubic inches. It was a single cylinder, four-cycle engine with two valves: one for intake and the other for exhaust. It was air-cooled and used a carburetor to deliver fuel to the combustion chamber.

Frame and Suspension

The rear swing arm suspension had two shock absorbers, as did the front fork. The Z50R had a wheelbase of 32 inches and a seat height of just over 22 inches. The dry weight of the bike was 109 pounds.


The engine was connected to a three-speed transmission with an automatic clutch. From there, power was delivered to the rear wheel by means of a drive chain.

About the Author

Paul McCormick began writing professionally in 2009 and is currently a freelance writer. He has two books published: "Dementia: The Journey of Caring for our Father at Home" and "Dill Pickle Love." The latter book is already being taught in seminars in Colorado. McCormick received his Bachelor of Arts from Grand Canyon College.

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