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Honda’s revolutionary advertising slogan, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda,” shattered the myth that bikes were only for tough guys and rebels. Single-handedly, Honda had made motorcycling appealing to everyone. By 1965, Honda was selling well over a quarter-million motorcycles annually. In 1968, Honda created a bike for the baby boomer youth market, the z50ra. Although similar in power to the z50, the qa50 was an excellent beginner’s bike, utilizing a two-speed automatic transmission. Honda made four models of the qa50 over a four year period. The example you see here is the “k0.” The fenders and fuel tank were offered in three matching colors–gypsy yellow, sprout green, and scarlet red. “From mighty to mini, Honda has it all.”
Manufacturer: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 49cc, OHV, single cylinder
Transmission: 2 speed automatic
Top Speed: 30 miles per hour
Years of Production: 1970-74
Number Produced: _____
Original Cost: ____