Japanese customs

Cruising around today in 35 degree weather on my scooter in a T-Shirt, I was thinking how you really dont even need a big engine. My 50cc takes me above the speedlimit everywhere except the Autobahn anyway and smokes cars through town and off the light.

The 50cc Solo is a motorcycle designed for the Japanese commuter and student market, boasting retro styling reminiscent of the classic bikes of the pre-WWII era and the ability to customize the bike to the buyer’s individual taste, through a selection of different colors and finishes on the frame, tank, bars, grips and other parts. By mixing and matching parts, Honda claimes a total of 285 different combinations. The Solo is a product of Honda’s “N Project”- a line of bikes designed to appeal to Japan’s large youth population. The bike only ever went on sale in Japan.



The Honda FTR has a 250cc engine, and is also pretty smooth once tricked out a bit.



  1. MKSIM 7 years ago

    I was thinking the same thing 2 days ago !
    I m looking for a new 50cc (right, that’s good enough and cheap)
    But the models that you are exposing are really charming !

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    ptsp 7 years ago

    50’s are fine ONCE they have been derestricted, otherwise they are kind of slow. 45kmph before VS up to 110kmph modified.

  3. HH 7 years ago

    110! did you stick a turbo on it?????

  4. MKSIM 7 years ago

    Yes of course !

    unbridled and brakes changed ;)

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    ptsp 7 years ago

    unbridled? You mean derestricted?

  6. HH 7 years ago

    Fookin ell! I can’t imagine how bad they sound….hate the little 50s around here. nim nim nim nim, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim, nim nima nim, nima nim! You get the picture!

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    ptsp 7 years ago

    u love it, pure 2strokes, they smell so good!

  8. Henrique 7 years ago

    Except for the rear mud guards, the first on looks pretty funky. I can’t imagine they ever have put it on sale, nice!

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      ptsp 7 years ago

      ha yea, so minimal. Nice homemade job.

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