Honda Chalet (NY50) 1978

1978 Honda Chalet (NY50) - A Unique Classic Family Motorbike for Women

Honda Chalet NY50
1978 Honda Chalet NY50 photo in original good condition.

Honda Chalet (NY50), the family motorcycle for women was released on May 18th 1978. This Honda Chalet is equipped with a powerful 2-stroke 50cc engine that is comfortable enough to climb hills and ride long distances. It was developed with particular consideration for use by women.

Honda Chalet Main Features

Adopts Honda's unique V-belt automatic mechanism ((*) Honda V-Matic). With smooth starting acceleration, you can enjoy a comfortable ride without the hassle of changing gears. In addition, combined with the powerful engine, you can drive comfortably even when starting on a slope or climbing a slope.

* The Honda V-Matic is a combination of a rubber belt with a V-shaped cross section and two pulleys whose circumference changes due to centrifugal force.

With ease of use in mind, the underbone type frame makes it easy to get on and off, the low seat height, the leg shield that protects your feet from dirt, and the cover around the engine make it a friendly design for women. In terms of safety, it is equipped with a buzzer to notify you if you forget to return the turn signals, and a brake lock lever that can also be used as a parking brake to improve safety when starting and parking.

Honda Chalet NY50 Price

Standard Cash Price was 99,000 yen.
Production plan 5,000 units per month in 1978.

1987 Honda Chalet (NY50) Main Specifications

Total length (m)1.610
Width (m)0.630
Total height (m)0.950
Wheel Distance (m)1.120
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.110
Vehicle weight (kg)71 (maintenance) 67 (dry)
Fuel consumption (km/L・30km/h level running test value)65
Slope climbing ability (tanθ)0.26
Minimum turning radius (m)1.7
Fuel tank capacity (L)3.8
Engine typeAir-cooled 2-cycle single cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )49
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)40.0×39.6
Compression Ratio6.9
Max Power (PS/rpm)3.6/6,500
Max torque (kg-m/rpm)0.44/4,500
Lubrication methodSeparate lubrication method
Lubricant capacity (L)1.2
Starting methodKick method
Clutch typeDry automatic centrifugal shoe type
Transmission typeContinuously variable
Transmission ratio0.82 to 1.81
Reduction ratio primary1.000
Reduction ratio 2nd order3.181
Reduction ratio final4.900
Frame typeLow floor backbone type
Suspension  (Front) Telescopic
(Rear) swing arm type
Brake type (both front and rear)Wire type leading trailing
Tire size (both front and rear)3.50-10-2PR


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