Honda C90 Overview
This is the updated version of Honda’s basic commuter bike with a few upgrades – mainly CDI ignition. It’s not a particularly fast bike, but it is a good, plod-along commuter bike nonetheless. It will get you from A to B in town quite reliably, and comfortably. In fact, the suspension and full-size wheels give the rider a much more comfortable ride than a regular scooter.
We’ve said the bike isn’t fast, and by that we mean that breaching 50mph is good going. Don’t view this bike as anything that will get your pulse racing, because it really won’t. It has a semi-automatic three-speed gearbox, and a heel-and-toe clutchless gear change which is really easy to get used to.
It is a simple bike, with little repair needed. The chassis could be prone to rust over time, as well as the swingarm – and it may need a few more oil changes than your average bike, but as long as you don’t neglect this bike it will stay a faithful friend.
You can pick up this bike quite cheap and it is an easy bike to sell on – even if you run it into the ground first. Honda is a reliable name and spare parts can be found quite easily online.
Honda C90 Spec
- Average Fuel Consumption100mpg
- Top speed50mph
- Seat height760mm
- EngineAir cooled, 2v, OHC
Honda C90 Insurance
Nothing - it's perfect for my needs.
Probably shockingly bad, but it never mattered. The front and rear ends end would run out of suspension travel very quickly, but it was fine as long as you didn't keep your tongue between your teeth.
Can't see how it could be faulted. You wouldn't go much more than the 35mph it offered on the field anyway, and it was fast enough to fly off jumps, and to perform standing-start wheelies if you revved it and stamped on the gear pedal.
Amazing. Never broke. Happily ran all day without a break, and also without an exhaust beyond the first few inches of down-pipe. If the fields were muddy, it was worth ensuring the exhaust stub was rotated to face rearwards so it didn't act as a scoop through puddles – it wouldn't stop if you did, it would just envelope you in a massive cloud of steam for a few seconds.
It had brakes.