Honda Benly CL50 1970

1970 Honda Benly CL50 & CL70 - Overview, Specs, Price, Scramble Motorbike Photos Gallery

Honda CL50 1970
1970 Honda CL50 photo in original condition.
A classic motorcycle with scramble-style by Honda.

On August 13 1970, Honda Motor company released Honda Benly CL50 & CL70 motorbike with youthful coloring and light style that is perfect for scramble driving.

The Honda Benly CL50 is a Benly series scrambler style with a horizontal engine mounted on a T-bone frame. It was lined up twice, for several years from 1968 and for several years after its revival release in 1997, about 30 years later. The CL50 in the 1990s reappeared in response to the retro style boom, gaining popularity mainly among young women. Combination of Super Cub type 49cc air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engine, rotary type 4-speed transmission, front and rear 17-inch wheels, and mechanical drum brakes (leading and trailing). In 1999, it underwent a minor change, adopting a puncture-resistant tough up tube, which was also used in the Super Cub.

Honda Benly CL50 photo. Release Date: 1970-08-13

National standard cash net price at that time:

  • CL50 ¥69,000
  • CL70 ¥72,000

Production Plan
Combined with both models: 5,000 units per month (including exports)

Honda Benly CL50 1970
Picture of Honda Benly CL50 model year 1970 in good condition.
Old motorbike restoration inspiration.

1970 Honda Benly CL50 Main Features

Consideration for Pollution Prevention

Large muffler with excellent noise reduction effect (cannot be removed easily) Noise suppressor that prevents radio wave interference The engine uses a 4-cycle shallow hemispherical combustion chamber with high combustion efficiency

Safety Considerations

  • Relaxed performance
    The 4-stroke OHC 6.5 horsepower (CL50 is 5.2 horsepower) engine delivers tenacious high performance The frame is a lightweight yet strong T-bone type breath frame
  • For less tiring driving
    Up-handle with bar for easy driving posture and large seat
    Telescopic front suspension with high shock absorption
    Special pattern for resistance to rough terrain Tires
    Large, easy-to-read independent speedometer
  • Enhanced safety equipment
    Equipped with a stop lamp position light in the headlamp that lights up in both front and rear braking
    (Improved safety during twilight driving)
    Can be seen from all directions at night Reflector for easy identification

Fresh style suitable for light driving

A new type of tank with sporty stripes.

New product information
Fresh up performance and style Honda Benly CL50/70

This is the new Honda Benly CL50/70 that runs lightly through the fields! With youthful stripes on the tank and a fearless up muffler, the Sporty Scrambler is perfect for young riders.

Powerful engine performance, fresh coloring, and a light T-bone frame.

Highly rigid CL design that matches rough road driving

The front suspension is a telescopic type with excellent shock absorption. With a boot cover that determines the image of CL for a long stroke. The frame is a light T-bone frame from the firmly attached head pipe. It boasts tough rigidity even in intense driving.
The rear suspension is a stable swing arm type. The style with the bottle case removed is fearless itself. The handle is an up type with a sturdy bar. The seat has a tack roll that holds the body securely.

Reliable driving in urban areas-Fully equipped with safety equipment

The speedometer is a large, independent design that is easy to read. Easy-to-handle switches and levers. The combination switch has also been moved to the rear of the head pipe to improve operability.

A side reflector is attached to the front fork. A new position light has been installed inside the headlamp to further ensure safety during twilight driving. The stop lamp lights up when both the front and rear wheels are braked. The tire is a special pattern tire with strong grip.

Tough and powerful performance-4-cycle OHC engine

It delivers a high output of 6.5 horsepower (5.2 horsepower for the 50), and boasts engine characteristics with particularly strong mid-low speed torque. It is a powerful and tenacious engine suitable for running in the mountains. The high speed is a 4-stage rotary type. With a wide gap, you can easily run on bad roads and slopes. In addition, the carburetor has excellent acceleration response, so you can enjoy sharp dashes in urban areas.

Appearance four-sided view

Honda Benly CL50 Specifications

dimension mtotal length1.780
wheel distance1.180
Ground clearance0.130
weight kgvehicle weight78 (dry)
Riding capacity (persons)1
PerformanceMax speed (km/h)80
Paved flat road fuel efficiency (km/L)90(35km/h)
Slope climbing ability (°)16°
Minimum turning radius (m)1.9
Braking and stopping distance (m)6.5 (initial speed 35km/h)
MotorCooling method and cycleAir cooling 4 cycles
Number and arrangement of cylinders80° forward tilt 1 cylinder
Valve arrangementOverhead camshaft type
Combustion chamber shapeHemispherical
Total Displacement (L)0.049
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)39 x 41.4
Compression Ratio9.5
Compression pressure (kg/cm2 )13/1,000
Max output (PS/rpm)5.2/10,200
Max torque (kg-m/rpm)0.38/8,500
Starting methodKick method
Ignition methodBattery ignition
VaporizerType and number1 PW20
Air purifier typeRo type
Fuel tank capacity (L)7.5
Lubrication methodPumping type/splash type
Lubricant capacity (L)0.7
Power transmissionMechanism from engine to transmissionGears
Same reduction ratio4.313
Clutch modelWet multi-plate
TransmissionModelConstant mesh
How to operateLeft foot movement
1st gear ratio2.692
2nd speed1.824
3rd gear ratio1.300
4th gear ratio0.958
Mechanism from transmission to rear axleChain
Same reduction ratio3.357
Steering systemSteering angle degreeBoth left and right 43
running gearcaster(°)64
Trail (m)0.070
Tire sizeFront2.50-17(4PR)
BrakeBrake type modelFrontInternal expansion expression
RearInternal expansion expression
Operation methodFrontRight manual
RearRight Foot Movement
SuspensionSuspension systemFrontTelescopic
RearSwing arm type
Buffer typeFrontHydraulic
Frame formatT backbone
Combined lightNumber light (6V-3W white)
StoplightV-W (Color)6-10 (Red)
Direction indicatorType modelElectromagnetic hot wire
Instruments, etc.Harmonic typeElectric flat type
Speedometer typeOverflow type
Rear reflectorModelRR30 (tail light included)


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