1981 Honda C70 Passport from Canada


Fantastically fun little bike


As of this point in time I have only had a problem with the battery, and that was my own doing as I left the battery in the bike over last winter and it froze solid.

General Comments:

I love this little bike. I would recommend it to any rider, new or seasoned. Extremely fun and has to be one of, if not the most reliable Honda I have ever owned. We are now into Jan in Canada and I am still riding almost daily. Just can't bring myself to put her away this year.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2016

1981 Honda C70 Passport from United States of America


Great little bike for getting around town


No problems as of today. It came with a burned out headlamp, so I have ordered a new one and will install that. I understand they run off the battery and can burn out quite easily if the battery charge is not monitored.

General Comments:

This bike is awesome. I don't ride for speed or show, I ride to have fun. I'm not looking for a bike to do anything other than take me from point A to point B, which is usually between my house and work or the grocery store.

These little bikes are nostalgic for anyone growing up in the 80s or 70s. I constantly get stopped in parking lots at grocery stores or at my kid's school, or people ask me questions about the bike and tell me they used to have one or would love to pick one up.

There is a reason these are the most popular motorbike ever made.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2015

1978 Honda C70 Passport from United Kingdom


Usual Honda, a disappointment


Constant battle to keep the ignition points in spec.

Battery won't charge.

Drinks fuel quicker than many larger machines.

Timing chain rattles on tickover. Fixed by adjusting the tensioner.

Rear suspension is noisy.

Uses oil constantly.

General Comments:

I am thoroughly disappointed with this motorcycle, and like all the other Hondas I've owned, this one is no exception in the sense it is in the category of some of the worst I've ever owned.

The fuel economy is terrible at 60 miles for four liters. This equates to less than 70 miles per gallon.

The three speed gearbox could do with an intermediate gear between 2nd and 3rd, as there is a huge jump from 2nd to 3rd.

The seat is a bit narrow.

The motorcycle handles quite well, thanks to the low center of gravity offered by the horizontal engine design.

The six volt electrics are good enough to be useful, in the sense the indicators can be seen when on.

Top speed is not good at less than 40mph, and the machine struggles to get anywhere near 40mph.

Certain physical features of the machine are quite handsome, such as the mid mounted side light and the shield shaped speedo.

The Yamaha Townmate T80 I had before was far better, as it easily achieved 130mpg all the time, had a five liter tank, felt more sturdy, had a shaft drive, was more comfortable, and did between 45-50mph, but it was stolen by some scum bag, so hence why I have been punished yet again by ending up with a Honda.

I've had many bikes in my time, and the worst ones have been the Hondas. I will not buy another Honda again. By god I miss my Townmate. My colleague has a Honda CBR600, and he's always being left stranded, and he wishes he'd kept his Kawasaki.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2012

24th Apr 2012, 22:36

The only thing you have to know about the remarkable Honda C70 is this...


27th May 2012, 17:02

Honda's are the best. You must buy all the clapped out ones. They're built better full stop, and go forever.

1982 Honda C70 Passport from United States of America


The best bike you will ever have


I have replaced the carb, new tires and that's all.

General Comments:

Great bike for starters or just cruising around.

I have 6 Honda bikes, a 350 1995, 2 Goldwing Windjammers, Honda Passport 70c, Honda Cub 90c, and the Honda 2009 DJX sport bike. And yet my second favorite bike is the Honda 70c Passport, it truly is a great bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2009