1995 Honda Elite CH80
1995 Honda Elite CH80
Ultra Retro Honda Elite CH-80 in great condition! Recently serviced by our Service department and ready to rock and roll!
HONDA ELITE 80 (CH80)
Honda introduced the 4-stroke Elite 80 (model code CH80) in 1985 as the eventual successor to their 2-stroke Aero 80. Honda had released an entirely 2-stroke line up of scooters in ’83 when it entered the North American market, but increasingly stringent emissions regulations prevented Honda from selling 2-strokes larger than 50cc for very long. In 1984 Honda released it’s first 4-stroke modern scooter, the Elite 125, and then released both larger (Elite 250) and smaller (Elite 80) siblings for 1985.
During the 1985 model year, the Elite 80 was sold alongside Honda’s Aero 80, but for ’86 the Aero 80 was dropped and the Elite 80 left to stand on its own against Yamaha’s 2-stroke Beluga / Riva 80 (which lasted until ’87). The Elite 80 was quite a successful scooter and it enjoyed a remarkable run from 1985 all the way to 2007. That’s an impressive 23 model years with virtually no changes. Its almost as if Honda kept this scooter around just to outlast Yamaha’s Riva 125 (1985 - 2006).
Honda’s Elite 80 contains an extremely nice scooter engine. It’s not because of the technology, it’s a pretty standard 2-valve, air-cooled 4-stroke engine. The reason this engine is great is because it small yet powerful and it runs smoothly and reliably all day at full throttle. It never sounds like it’s working hard, and it makes a solid amount of power for scootering around town. You won’t be doing wheelies with this scooter but you won’t be frustrated off the line either like you can be with some 50cc 4-strokes. When you twist open the throttle the Elite 80 pulls solidly and predictably to its top speed of 45mph. You get the power of a 50cc 2-stroke engine in a quieter, more reliable and more fuel efficient 4-stroke package.
* Engine: 79.9cc single cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve, 4-stroke
* Bore & Stroke: 49.5mm x 41.4mm
* Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
* Spark Plug: CR7HS (NGK) or USSFSR-U (ND)
* Fuel system: 16mm Carburator
* Cooling system: Air
* Ignition: CDI
* Transmission: V-Belt with 8.382:1 final reduction
* Gear Range: 1.08 to 2.70:1
* Alternation: 100 watt @ 5000 RPM
* Seat height: 754 mm (29.7 inches)
* Wheelbase: 1,171 mm (46.1 inches)
* Front suspension travel: 76 mm (3.0 inches)
* Rear suspension travel: 79 mm (3.1 inches)
* Brakes: Drum / Drum
* Tires: 3.5 x 10.0 (front and rear)
* Weight: 172 lbs
* Fuel capacity: 5 litres (1.30 gallons)
* Fuel Milage: 75-80 mpg