HONDA has released a road-registerable version of its CT110 motorcycle.
A stalwart agricultural bike for many years, the CT110's step-through design and ease of operation has made it popular for use off the road.
The new CT110 is virtually a road-legal version of the previous model, with slight changes to essentials such as mirrors and indicators.
A feature of the CT110 is its 105cc overhead camshaft, single-cylinder engine that is renowned for its reliability. The four-stroke power plant is easy to service and requires very little maintenance.
Other features such as the heel-toe gear shift and automatic centrifugal clutch have not changed over the years. Ignition is via a kick starter.
Maintenance is made easier by the use of a wet sump oil system and the closed chain guard helps keep dirt from the chain and sprockets.
The seat height is a comfortable 775mm and the bike comes standard with left and right-hand side stands.
With a dual-range, four-speed transmission including a low and high range, the bike's 105cc engine provides enough power for most general farm riding. The front and rear carrier racks also provide handy space for carting items such as tools.
The front suspension is a telescopic fork arrangement while the rear suspension has hydraulic dampers. Brakes are front and rear drums.
The CT110 has also proved popular as the bike of choice for posties which is a testament to the motorcycle's staying power.
The road-registered Honda CT110 has a suggested manufacturer's price of $3490 excluding on-road costs.
For details, phone 1300 1 HONDA.