Honda Z50 Monkey Bike History

 

Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50M

Honda Z50M (1967)

The Honda Z50M was the first Z50 Series of mini bikes produced by Honda. It was released in 1967 to the European, Japanese, Candian and American markets. Although the Z50M was theoretically road worthy, it did not have various safety components and was therefore mostly just used for off-road only.

The Z50M only lasted for two years and then was replaced by Z50A series in 1969. The Honda Z50A was the second generation of Z50 Series of Monkey Bike.

 
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-K0

Honda Z50A-K0 (1968 - 1969)

In 1968, the Z50A-K0 "Hard Tail, sometimes referred to as "High Bar" or "SlantGuard", was the first of Z50 Series to be released to American market. It has the same basics frame as the Z50M but now with front suspension, 8-inch wheels and no lights were fitted as this was mainly for leisure and recreational purposes. In 1969 Z50A(K1) "Short Tail"

Sell Date: 1968-1969          Release Date: 09 Dec 1968          Product Code: 045
Vin #: Z50A-100001~ 120087 (USA)        Engine #: Z50AE-100001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour (Top/Bottom): White / Candy Red,     White / Bright Yellow
Feature:
  • 2 colour tone on fuel tank
  • Chomed Fender (K0-K2)
  • White hand grip & White plastics brake levers
  • #415 Drive chain (early models), #420 Drive chain (late models)
  • 49cc OHC single 3-speed, Automatic clutch (K0-99')
Pro50parts Australia -  Honda Z50A-K1

Honda Z50A-K1 (1969 - 1970)

In March 1969, the first of the street legal road Z50A-K1 Mini Trail Monkeys arrived. It has added street legal lighting and lowered bars. This model remained on the American market until 1978.

Sell Date: 1969-1970          Release Date: 03 Jan 1969          Product Code: 045
Vin #: Z50A-120088~270235 (USA)          Engine #: Z50AE-120088~
Vin #: Z50A-145876~unknown (United Kingdom)
Vin #: Z50A-156932~unknown (General Export)
 
Fuel Tank Colour (Top/Bottom): Silver / Candy Red,     Silver / Bright Yellow,     Silver / Candy Blue
Feature:
  • Black handle grips and Black colour levers
  • Chrome Colour Fenders
  • Battery is standard equipment K1 only
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-K2

Honda Z50A-K2 (1970 - 1971)

The K2 were basically the same as the K0-K1, but sor some changes to the fuel tank emblems, control levers and extended rear fender were replaced the short tail on Z50A-K1 in 1970 named K2 "Long Tail". However, after frame cracking became a growing issue in 1972. Honda UK stopped importing Monkey, so this model marked the end of line for the Monkey Bike in UK & Japan in 1973.

Sell Date: 1970-1971          Release Date: 07 Jan 1970          Product Code: 045
Vin #: Z50A-270236~387884 (USA)          Engine #: Z50AE-270236~
Vin #: Z50A-290379~292258 (Belgium)
Vin #: Z50A-292259~298503 (England)
Vin #: Z50A-298504~350830 (General Export)
Vin #: Z50A-350831~382789 (Germany)
Vin #: Z50A-382790~398417 (Australia)
Vin #: Z50A-398418~399999 (France)
 
Fuel Tank Colour (Top/Bottom): Candy Ruby Red / White,     Candy Sapphire Blue / White,     Mexican Yellow / White
Feature:
  • "MINI TRAIL" Fuel Tank Emblem is Red & Black
  • Black Colour Grips & Silver Aluminum Lever (From K2 to 1978)
  • Extended Rear Fender
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-K3

Honda Z50A-K3 (1972)

In 1972 Z50K2 Mini Trail 50 featured a newly designed frame with twin rear shocks. The round metal fuel tank emblems were replaced with decals of various designs and colours over the years. 

Sell Date: 1972          Release Date: 01 Jan 1972          Product Code: 120
Vin #: Z50A-1000001~ (USA)         Engine #: Z50AE-1000001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour (Full/Side): Candy Gold / Black,     Light Ruby R
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Panel is Black, "MINI TRAIL" Logo is Orange beneath the word "HONDA"
  • All New Chassis K3 to 1978
  • Left Side Cover is Blank
  • Chrome Chain Guard and Fenders from K3 to 1977
  • Black Colour Handlebar Grips
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-K4

Honda Z50A-K4 (1973)

The series continued and unchanged for most of the parts, except graphics and cosmetic touches. 

Sell Date: 1973          Release Date: 11 Jan 1972          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50A-3000001~ (USA)          Engine #: Z50AE-3000001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Hawaian Blue Metallic,     Candy Orange
Feature:
  • Tank Stripe is Black & White with orange "HONDA" logo
  • Black Colour Chain Guard amd Handlebar Grips
  • Chrome Colour Rear Brake Pedal and Fenders
  • "Z50" Logo on Left Side Cover from K4 to 1977
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-K5

Honda Z50A-K5 (1974)

Sell Date: 1974          Product Code: 130

Vin #: Z50A-5000001~5033245 (USA)         Engine #: Z50AE-5000001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Candy Saphhire Blue,     Candy Topaz Orange
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Stripe is Yellow and Black with the word "HONDA"
  • "Z50" appers on Left Side Cover
  • Black Colour Chain Guard and Handlebar Grips
  • Chrome Colour Rear Brake Pedal and Fenders
  • Carby Type 655
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-K6

Honda Z50A-K6 (1975)

Sell Date: 1975          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50A-6000001~6005880          Engine #: Z50AE-6000002~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Candy Ruby Red
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Stripe is Orange, Yellow, Black with the word "HONDA"
  • The word "Z50" appers on Left Side Cover
  • Black Colour Chain Guard and Handlebar Grip
  • Chrome Colour Rear Brake Pedal and Fenders
  • Silver Alumininum Levers
  • Carby Type 655
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-76

Honda Z50A-76' (1976)

Sell Date: 1976          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50A-6100001~          Engine #: Z50AE-6100002~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Parakeet Yellow
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Stripe is Orange, Yellow and Black with the word "HONDA"
  • "Z50" Side Cover Logo is Red & White on Left Side Cover
  • Black Colour Chain Guard, Handlebar Grip
  • Chrome Colour Rear Brake Pedal and Fenders
  • Carby Type PA03A
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-77

Honda Z50A-77' (1977)

Sell Date: 1977          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50A-6200003~6219155          Engine #: Z50AE-6114616~6132078
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Tahitian Red
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Stripe is Dark Blue with the word "HONDA" and a "WING" above it
  • Black Colour Chain Guard, Rear Brake Pedal, Handlebar Grip
  • The Word "Z50" in Red and White on Left Side Cover
  • Chrome Fenders
  • Aluminium Silver Levers
  • Carby Type PA03A
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
  • 49cc OHC Single Cyliner
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50A-78

Honda Z50A-78' (1978)

Sell Date: 1978          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50A-6300003~          Engine #: Z50AE-6300003~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Tahitian Red
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Stripe is Yellow/ Orange/ Red/ Black with the word "HONDA" on the black and a "WING" above
  • Red Painted Steel Fenders
  • "MINI TRAIL 50" Left Side Cover Logo is Orange, Red & White
  • Black Colour Chain Guard, Rear Brake Pedal and Handlebar Grip
  • Aluminum Silver Levers
  • Carby Type PA03A
  • 3 Speed Automatic Clutch Transmission
 

Honda Z50J (1974)

Sell Date: 1974          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50J-1000001~1028999          Engine #: 
 
 

Honda Z50J1 (1975-1977)

Sell Date: 1975-1977          Product Code: 130
Vin #: Z50J-1100001~1195595          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1105278~1197456 (Australia)         Engine #: Z50JE-1104307~1188200
Vin #: Z50J-1104777~1197575 (General Export KPH)         Engine #: Z50JE-1104307~1188200
Vin #: Z50J-1104777~1195765 (General Export MPH)         Engine #: Z50JE-1104307~1188200
Vin #: Z50J-1108749~1197480 (Germany)         Engine #: Z50JE-1108755~1188105
Vin #: Z50J-1109454~1196095 (France)        Engine #: Z50JE-6109026~6128528
Vin #: Z50J-1109454~1196095 (France)        Engine #: Z50JE-1141579~1151771
Vin #: Z50J-1109454~1196095 (France)        Engine #: Z50JE-6316158~6323513
Vin #: Z50J-1109454~1195646~1196975 (South Africa)        Engine #: Z50JE-1186351~1187600
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Parakeet Yellow
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Stripe is Orange, Yellow and Black with the word "HONDA"
  • "Z50" Side Cover Logo is Red & White on Left Side Cover
  • Black Colour Chain Guard, Handlebar Grip
  • Chrome Colour Rear Brake Pedal and Fenders
  • Carby Type PA03A
  • 49cc OHC Single Cylinder Engine
  • 3 Speed Automatics Clutch Transmission
  • Rear Carrier Rack
  • Indicators mounted on Front Fork and Tail Light Bracket
  • Key Switch with 6 wires Rectangular Connector
  • Blinker Switch and Horn Switch on Left Hand Side Handle Bar
  • Black Colour Headlight with Speedometer max 50Km/h
  • Foldable Handle Bar with throttle cable through inside
  • Black Colour Top Plate Triple Tree
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50R-79

Honda Z50R (1979 - 1987)

Sell Date: 1979          Product Code: 181
Vin #: AB02-5000009~          Engine #: AB02E-5000001~
Vin #: AB02-5003999~5025881 (Canada)
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Tahitian Red
Feature:
  • Black Seat with No Graphics
  • Red Frpmt Number Plate 1979 to 1981
  • Black Shock Springs
  • Points Ignition 1979 to 1983
  • Carburettor Type PA03B/ PA03C

 

Sell Date: 1980          Product Code: 181
Vin #: AB02-5100007~          Engine #: AB02E-5100001~
Vin #: AB02-5103317~5111631 (Canada(
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Tahitian Red
Feature:
  • Black Solo Seat with Red "Z" Graphics 1980 to 1981
  • White "50R" Decal on Side Number Plates 1980 to 1981
  • Number Plates on Left & Right Side 1980 to 1999
  • Carburettor Type PA03C

 

Sell Date: 1981          Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*BS200001~          Engine #: AB02E-5200001~
Vin #: AB020*BS200012~210401 (Canada)
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Tahitian Red
Feature:
  • "50R" Decal on Side Number Plates
  • Carburettor Type PA03C

 

Sell Date: 1982          Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*CS300001~          Engine #: AB02E-5300001~
Vin #: AB020*BS300632~317781
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red
Feature:
  • Black Solo Seat with White "50R" Graphics
  • White Number Plates with Red "Z" Decals
  • Carburettor Type PA03D

 

Sell Date: 1983          Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*DS400001~          Engine #: AB02E-5400001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red
Feature:
  • Black Solo Seat with White "Z" Graphics
  • Yellow Number Plates with White "50R" Decals
  • Carburettor Type PA03D

 

Sell Date: 1984          Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*ES500001~          Engine #: AB02E-5500001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red
Feature:
  • Blue Solo Seat with White "Z" Graphics 1984 to 1987
  • Yellow Number Plates with Red "50R" Decals
  • Red Shock Springs

 

Sell Date: 1985          Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*FS600001~          Engine #: AB02E-5600001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red
Feature:
  • Yellow Number Plates
  • "WING" Decal is Red/ White/ Blue 1985 to 1987
  • Blue Shock Springs 1985 to 1986

 

Sell Date: 1986          Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*GS700001~          Engine #: AB02E-5700001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red
Feature:
  • White Number Plates
  • Gold Painted Wheels 1986 to 1987

 

Sell Date: 1986 Special         Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*GS700001~          Engine #: AB02E-5700001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Chrome
Feature:
  • All Steel Parts are Chrome Plated
  • Red Seat and Grips
  • White Number Plates
  • "WING" Decal is Red/ White/ Blue

 

Sell Date: 1987         Product Code: 181
Vin #: JH2AB020*HS800001~          Engine #: AB02E-5800001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red/ Shasta White
Feature:
  • White Frame, Fenders & Shock Springs
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50R-88

Honda Z50R (1988 - 1999)

Sell Date: 1988         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*JS9000001~          Engine #: AB02E-5900001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red/ Shasta White
Feature:
  • Blue Solo Seat with White "Honda" Graphics
  • Frame, Front Fender, Number Plats & Wheels are white
  • 12v CDI 1988-1999

 

Sell Date: 1989         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*KS000001~          Engine #: AB02E-6000001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Blaze Red/ Shasta White
Feature:
  • Frame, Number Plates & Wheels are White
  • Fuel Tank, Seat, Front & Rear Fenders are Red
  • New Style "WING" Logo on Fuel Tank
  • "Z" Logo on Seat

 

Sell Date: 1991         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*MS000004~          Engine #: AB02E-6100001~
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • Seat is Red
  • "Honda" Logo & Number Plate Panel are Blue
  • "Z" Logo is Red & Blue
  • "50R" Logo on Seat is Red on White Brushed Graphics

 

Sell Date: 1992         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*NK100001~          Engine #: AB02E-6400001~6407025
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank "WING" Logo Deleted
  • "50R" Logo on Seat is White

 

Sell Date: 1993         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*PK200001~          Engine #: AB02E-6500001~6506519
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Logo reads "Z50R"
  • "HONDA" Seat Logo is White

 

Sell Date: 1994         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*RK300001~          Engine #: AB02E-6506520~6512294
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • XR Style Graphics "50R" on Seat is White
  • Fuel Tank Logo reads "Z" Blue, "HONDA" Red

 

Sell Date: 1995         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*SK400001~          Engine #: AB02E-6600001~6605419
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Logo "Z" Red, "HONDA" and Outlet Purple

 

Sell Date: 1996         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*TK100001~          Engine #: AB02E-6605420~6610729
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • Fuel Tank Logo Redesigned

 

Sell Date: 1997         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*VK600001~          Engine #: AB02E-6610730~6615370
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • White Number Plate Backgrounds 1997 to 1999
  • Fuel Tank Logo Redesigned with New Colour Black/ White/ Red

 

Sell Date: 1998         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*WK700001~          Engine #: AB02E-6615433~6620649
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • "50R" Logo on Seat is Black
  • Fuel Tank Logo Redesigned to include Yellow Honda "WING" Logo

 

Sell Date: 1999         Product Code: GW8
Vin #: JH2AB020*XK800001~          Engine #: AB02E-6620650~9999999
 
Fuel Tank Colour: Shasta White
Feature:
  • Honda "WING" Deleted from Fuel Tank Decals
 
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50J

Honda Z50JZ (1979 - 2009)

Vin #: AB02-5025152 ~ 5049443      Engine #: -

 

Sell Date: 1978          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1354719~1370528          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1356269~1364118          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1979-1980          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1300017~1412278          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1372989~1383548          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1300027~1410978          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1981          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1412384~1428713          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1423514~1429113          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1981~1984          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1429116~1437095          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1501051~1510400          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1412284~1428813          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1429176~1437665          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1500001~1510100          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1984          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1600008~1616092          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1985~1987          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1607008~1627357          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1606093~1627457          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1988~1989          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1627459~1632802          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1988          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1627458~1632462          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1988~1989          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-1627608~1643137          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1627606~1643237          Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-1800001~          Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1990          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-16636201~1639002        Engine #: 
 
Sell Date: 1992~1994          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-2000001~                        Engine #: 
Vin #: Z50J-2100001~2114151          Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

Sell Date: 1995~1998          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-2200001~2299999          Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

Sell Date: 1997          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-2000001~2211125           Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
 
Sell Date: 1995~1998          Product Code: 
Vin #: Z50J-2300001~2306110           Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
 
Sell Date: 1999~2000          Product Code: 
Vin #: AB27 1000001~1099999           Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
 
Sell Date: 2001          Product Code: 
Vin #: AB27 11100001~1199999          Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
 
Sell Date: 2002          Product Code: 
Vin #: AB27 12000001~1299999         Engine #: 
Vin #: AB27 13000000~                       Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
 
Sell Date: 2003          Product Code: 
Vin #: AB27 14000001~                       Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
Sell Date: 2004          Product Code: 
Vin #: AB27 1500001~                         Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine

 

 
Sell Date: 2005-2007          Product Code: 
Vin #: AB27 1700001~                         Engine #: 
 
Feature:
  • 12V Engine
Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50 Gorilla

Honda Z50 Gorilla

 

Pro50parts Australia - Honda Z50 Dax

Honda Dax/ ST50/ ST70/ CT70

The Honda ST-series minibikes are known as the Dax in Japan and Europe, and the Trail 70 in Canada and the USA.

The ST70 was exported to Canada and the USA as the CT70. This is an exception to Honda's usual practice of prefix letters indicating the bike family, followed by engine size.

The CT70 is mechanically unrelated to other CT-series bikes such as the CT50 Motra, and the CT50, CT90 & CT110 Trail Cubs. The ST50, ST70, and CT70 were introduced in August 1969 and produced through 1981.

Pro50parts Australia - Honda CRF50

Honda CRF50

First launched in 2004, Honda CRF50F was there to replace the XR50 model which entered production three years earlier. The small bike with racing-inspired CRF styling, Honda’s entry-level CRF50F featured an inverted fork, single-shock rear suspension, and a very low 21.6-inch seat height so it completed its purpose of offering more benefits than the XR model.

Honda built the CRF50F to be compact, resistible, but most of all, to look good. In order to obtain that, they inspired the bodywork design on the CRF-R’s resulting in durable plastics and best of all, almost indestructible plastic fenders.

Pro50parts Australia - Honda CT110

Honda CT110

The Honda CT110 is a small motorcycle manufactured by Honda from 1980 to the present day and sold in various parts of the world. This bike has sold well worldwide and has a faithful following to this day. The CT110 replaced the CT90, which was essentially the same machine.

The CT110 in its classic form is a 105cc 4-stroke air-cooled single cylinder engine with a four-speed transmission and an automatic clutch. That coupled with a roughly 2:1 ratio gear reduction box known as the dual range subtransmission which switched into operation using a small lever under the transmission case and allowed the CT to climb steep slopes with no difficulty. The cylinder was nearly horizontal in the step-through tube/stamping frame.

It is still in production and sold in other countries around the world, most notably Australia and New Zealand, where it is known as a "Postie Bike" due to its use by Australia Post and New Zealand Post as a delivery bike, without the dual range subtransmission. In Australia this also makes them the highest selling motorcycle in the country. A slightly modified version, the CT110 AG, is sold for agricultural use. The CT110AG has recently become road-registerable in Australia (2009).

Pro50parts Australia - Honda NBC110

Honda NBC110

The CT110 is being replaced with the more modern Honda Super Cub (Honda NBC110); a single-cylinder step-through design that introduces electric start and electronic fuel injection to Australia Post for the first time.

 

Feature:
  • 12V Engine
  •