Honda is a Japanese motorcycle and automobile manufacturing company. Honda Powersports is the division that sells motorcycles and small-engine craft. Honda has a reputation for building reliable engines. The Honda 90-series small motorcycle introduced many motorcycle riders to the legendary reliability and fuel efficiency. A Honda 90 series repair manual is essential for properly maintaining these iconic motorbikes.
The Honda CT90 Trail first hit the U.S. motorcycle scene in 1966. Marketed as an outdoorsman’s transportation, the little motorcycle was lightweight, fuel-efficient, reliable, and had plenty of power to negotiate trails and moderate off-road duties. Honda introduced a two-speed planetary rear gear in 1967 to do away with the previous two-sprocket system that required riders to add a link to the drive chain to operate low gear.
The step-through design allows for easy balancing by riders of any size. The upright steering gives good visibility and provides great maneuverability. At only 188 lbs. the Honda 90 series is easy to handle for almost all riders. As such, it is often a motorcycle that young riders first learn on.
The Honda 90 series motorcycle has inspired a cult-like following dedicated to restoring and preserving these fun to ride bikes. In recent years, values have begun to rise and collectors are seeking well-maintained and restored Honda CT90 motorcycles. It is a popular and common city transportation option, as the bike is easy to ride in traffic and can be parked nearly anywhere with ease.
The CT90 from Honda ended production in 1979. It is unclear how many Honda 90’s were sold during it’s production, but many thousands remain operational today. The Honda 90 series was replaced in 1980 with the Honda 110, essentially the same motorcycle, but with a larger bore engine for more power.
Many Honda 90-series motorbikes can be found in storage and in poor shape. The average enthusiast, armed with a Honda 90 series service manual can easily disassemble and restore a vintage Honda 90. These Honda 90 service and repair manuals provide detailed instructions, diagrams, and specifications to take the guess work out of working on a classic Honda 90-series motorcycle.