Honda C65 Review from Malaysia

1969 Honda C65

Model year1969
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 2 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10

Summary:

Basic and cheap running

Faults:

Bike was in a storeroom for 16 years; it won't start.

Platinum ignition gave up, replaced with CDI.

Carburetor float leak, replaced cheaply.

General Comments:

Cheap to run, and definitely a head turner wherever you head to, since it's still on the road, despite being 40 years old. Never fails to grab glimpses from passers by, so what's the point spending a fortune just to ride in style?

However, performance was never an expectation, because of how far you could go on a bike with only 65cc. But still sufficient to carry you around town running errands, and to the nearby town comfortably.

The cost of ownership is on the rise for this bike, as many insurers won't issue a cover note, and if they do, it's up to 2 times more hefty than a conventional bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2011

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review