What is the Honda MT50?
In the UK and the US, it was available as the “Honda MT5.”
In 1983, Honda introduced the MTX50, which was intended to replace the MT50. Despite this, the MT50 returned in 1990, this time with new specs.
It’s worth mentioning, however, that the parts between the “old version” and the “revamped version” are not necessarily interchangeable.
How to identify a “revamped” MT50
Models made from 1990 and onwards start with “AD01-5500002.“
The original 1980 models, however, begin with “AD01-5000882.”
Honda MT50 vs. the MB50
The biggest difference between the MT50 and the MB50 was that the MT50 had more of a dual-sport design.
The MB50 (also known as the “MB5” in some countries), however, had more of a sportbike styling.
Like to know more about the Honda MB50? Click on the image below to go straight to its Specs & Stats page:
Honda MT50 Specs
Original 1980 model
Engine: Single cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled
Displacement: 49 cc
Max power: 7 HP
Gearbox: 4-speed manual gearbox
Fuel system: Carburettor – Keihin 13mm
Fuel tank capacity: 6 liters/ 1.8 US gallons
Front brake: Drum brake
Rear brake: Drum brake
Wheelbase: 1245 mm/49 inches
Total weight (dry): 82 kilos/180 lbs