Motorcycle for the Masses
Honda introduced the “50” to the United States in 1959. The model’s smooth and powerful engine, step-through frame design, ease of operation, reliability and low price made it popular. Honda scooters gained a reputation for being practical and versatile, and were appreciated by economy-minded individuals around the world, many of whom put them to use carrying large, often unwieldy loads.
Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum