Small Street / Trail bikes = cheap reliable transportation

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Honda made a huge number of very reliable small motorbikes and scooters since the 1960’s.

These days getting around can be expensive, and many of our trips are to someplace nearby…   an appointment, pick up the mail, do a little shopping, etc.   If you get yourself a nice, single cylinder on / off road bike, it will save you a lot of money, and you’ll also have a lot of fun.   Once you own one, you’ll never be without at least some transportation.   They are cheap to maintain and insure, too.

Check out these bike models from Honda.   Passport C70, Cub, CT70, CT90, CT110, CT 125, CL series, the ST90, XL80, XL100, and many others.   They last a long time if reasonably cared for.  I own one from 1980 that has barely 1000 miles on it.   runs and looks great.

Look for them on Ebay and Craigs List.   States vary with licensing laws, so do a little research.   To go on the road you need headlights, mirror, and at usually signal lights.

In many countries scooters and small motorcycles are far more common than cars.  They make total economic sense.  You’d be shocked to see what some people carry on them, or how many people.

Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha also have made great small motorcycles and scooters.   I recommend the earlier ones from 1960’s through 80’s.   you can often find one in great condition, stored in a garage or barn.   they can last for literally decades, so you can pass them down through the family.