Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Press Release: Honda MB-8

The daddy of the MBX, here is the original Japanese press release for the 1980 Honda MB-8. The text has gone through google translate so reads a little funny...
February 15, 1980 Honda motorbikes type sports MB-8 (eight) to launch two models simultaneously released with some improvements
Honda Motor (Japan) is a new design of high-performance two-cycle engine, bodywork and fresh unique design technology to load 80 cc sports car, "Honda MB-8" from February 22 release. The 8 MB-Honda, nimble handling and transit point to the primary axis BARANSA, central cooling cylinder head combustion chamber, the combustion chamber bell technologies such as high-power engine (9.5 horsepower), a simple

 Items / models MB-8 MB-8
 Standard cash price  In the district of Sapporo price 152,000 152,000 yen (155,000) (155,000 yen)
Sales Plan (Years, domestic only) 3,000 3,000 units
Items / models MB-8(HC01) 8-MB (type HC01)
(m) Wingspan × × Length (m) Height 1.880×0.655×0.980 1.880 × 0.655 × 0.980
(m) Wheelbase (m) 1.220 1.220
(kg) Vehicle Weight (kg) 91.82 Maintenance: 91, dried: 82
(L) Fuel tank capacity (L) 9.0 9.0
(km/L) Fuel consumption (km / L) 60(50km/h 60 (50km / h proving ground test values)
Engine type Air-cooled two-stroke single-cylinder
(cm 3 ) Exhaust volume (cm 3) 78 78
(mm) Lumen diameter (mm) × stroke 45.0×49.5 45.0 × 49.5
PS/rpm) Maximum output (PS / rpm) 9.5/8,000 9.5 / 8,000
(kg-m/rpm) Maximum torque (kg-m/rpm) 0.89/7,500 0.89 / 7,500
Gearbox 5-speed return
Frame format  Backbone -
Tire size () (Previous) 2.50-18-4PR 2.50-18-4PR
() (Post) 2.50-18-6PR 2.50-18-6PR
Brake format () (Previous) Hydraulic disc
() (Post) Mechanical leading trading ring


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