Honda Trail 90 (CT-90) Review from United States of America

1971 Honda Trail 90 (CT-90)

Model year1971
Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1971
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance4400 miles

Summary:

Great toy, will keep it forever

Faults:

Have to clean the spark plug now and then, and have replaced the battery and recovered the seat. Also replaced fork seals. It still needs a muffler.

General Comments:

This was my grandfather's hunting bike, so it's a keepsake. This is what people rode before the 3-wheelers and quad runners took over. It will go through anything. Has a 2-speed (high-low) gearbox and a three speed transmission. Low is LOW... made to go up STEEP hills. The bike is easy to ride, quiet, and fun to putt around on to the store or down a dirt trail. It's also really quiet, at idle it barely makes a sound.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2006

15th Aug 2007, 20:59

These all have a four speed transmission (not three) and the high / low range selector. They are great trail bikes!

23rd Aug 2007, 23:05

I'm having trouble with the electricals. It seems to run the battery down (lights dim then go out) then dies. After awhile it starts up and runs like a top. Going to change the battery and looking for a electronic rectifier. Anyone had the same problems, or know where I can get a rectifier?

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review