Honda Bite (BA-AF59) 2002

Casual and Stylish 50cc Naked Scooter "Honda Bite" Model Year 2002-2003 - Specs, Photos Collection

Honda Bite (BA-AF59) 2002 Yellow
2002 Honda Bite photo.
Model : BA-AF59. Color: Yellow
Honda Bite is a naked scooter equipped with a liquid-cooled 4-stroke 50cc engine that has excellent environmental performance such as low fuel consumption, clean exhaust gas and quietness, and a slim and unique styling scooter. It was released on Thursday, January 31 2002.

As the third model of the N Project*, this Bite was developed with the image of a scene where young people casually gather in the city and communicate. In addition to its slim and unique styling, it features a new adjustable seat that allows the seat height to be adjusted in seven steps without tools to suit the physique of the rider and the mood of the day. It is a model that has been realized.
In addition, the clean water-cooled 4-stroke engine installed in the Crea Scoopy, which has excellent environmental performance, and the front part of the aluminum module frame are adopted. As a theft deterrent system, the shutter function of the main switch section and pre-wiring for easy installation of the immobilizer alarm system, which is an option at dealers, provide a high degree of security.

*N Project is an abbreviation for NEW Project, which develops attractive products that suit the lifestyles of young people, and is a development team made up of young researchers.
1st model: Honda Ape released in February 2001, 2nd model: Honda Zoomer released in June 2001.

2002 Honda Bite Price

Planned sales volume (domestic/annual) in the year of 2002 : 10,000 units.

Manufacturer's suggested retail price : 179,000 yen.
(Example of regional suggested retail price: Hokkaido is 8,000 yen higher, Okinawa is 5,000 yen higher, excluding some other areas.)
(Reference price. Consumption tax not included.)

Main Features of Bite

2003 Honda Bite White Mini 50cc Scooter
2003 Honda Bite (BA-AF59) picture in white colour.
A 50cc mini stylish & fun naked scooter by Honda.

Adjustable seat with new mechanism

The seat height can be adjusted in seven steps between 730mm and 840mm by simply inserting and removing the red stopper pin without using any tools. You can choose the riding position according to the physique of the rider and the mood of the day.

Slim styling that enhances the individuality of the rider

From the front, you can see the easy-to-handle mountain bike-style chrome-plated handlebars and round headlights. At the rear, the compact carrier and fenders are black to match the slim design, giving it a tighter image. In addition, the saddle-shaped adjustable seat creates a unique styling that greatly changes the overall impression by adjusting the height.

High-performance water-cooled 4-stroke engine with excellent environmental performance

Equipped with a water-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine that is used in the Crea Scoopy and has been well received for its low fuel consumption, low exhaust emissions, durability, and quietness.

High security anti-theft system

In addition to providing a shutter function in the main switch part, a gasoline tank cap with a key is adopted. Pre-wired for easy installation of the dealer's optional immobilizer system.

Other Major Equipment

  • Adoption of front and rear wheel interlocking brakes (combi brake system) that enhances the sense of security when braking.
  • A convenient rear carrier for attaching small bags.
  • Space for installing a U-shaped lock (sold separately) to the rear carrier.
  • Maintenance-free battery that does not require refilling water.

Body color

Three colors of black, sunrise yellow, and real blue are set.

Bite Named Origin:

Bite is an English word that means (1) to stimulate, to chew, and (2) to enchant.

Honda Bite Main Specifications

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Car name/modelHonda BA-AF59
Length×Width×Height (m)1.715×0.665×1.050
Length (m)1.190
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.115
Seat height (m)0.785 (median)
Vehicle weight (kg)77
Dry weight (kg)72
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)
(30km/h level running test value)
Minimum turning radius (m)1.8
Engine model/typeAF55E, water-cooled 4-stroke, single cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )49
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)38.0×44.0
Compression Ratio12.0
Max output (kW[PS]/rpm)3.6[4.9]/8,000
Maximum torque (N・m[kg・m]/rpm)4.5[0.46]/7,000
Starting methodSelf-operated (with kick)
Ignition methodCDI battery ignition
Lubricant capacity (L)0.7
Fuel tank capacity (L)5.0
Clutch typeDry multi-plate shoe type
Transmission typeContinuously variable transmission (Vmatic)
Transmission ratio1st gear2.80~0.86
Caster (deg)/Trail (mm)26°30´/73
Tire sizeFront90/90-10 50J
Rear90/90-10 50J
Brake typeFrontMechanical leading/trailing
RearMechanical leading trailing
Suspension systemFrontTelescopic
RearUnit swing type


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