This 1967 Honda C110 Sport 50 4-Stroke 4 Speed Motorcycle was found in New Jersey in August 2015 where it was hauled home in the back of a 2-door Acura Integra to give you an idea how small this 50cc motorcycle really is. This little bike was 100% original with only 1,300 on the speedometer. It came with the original New Jersey plate attached to the headlight bezel screw and dealer sticker (Swank Motors, LTD 573 Thompson Ave. Bound Brook, New Jersey Phone: 469-0500) located on the chain guard. Unfortunately, it did not kick over and the piston needed to be pressed out from the cylinder due to it being frozen by rust developing from sitting for many years. A NOS cylinder, rings and piston were fitted to this push-rod motor along with a radiator hose and clamps to replace the original cracking rubber intake inlet tube. After cleaning the carburator and replacing the old leaky dried out petcock seal, this C110 started up and ran great.
These 1960s Honda motorcycles generally don’t have a year stamp anywhere but sometimes one can be found on a tag on the wiring harness depending on which model. The year of this C110 (serial: C11044334*) was guessed to be 1967 based on cross referencing other C110 claimed years in relation with their provided serial number along with browsing photos of NJ motorcycle plates that had the registration sticker year still on them. You will often find that many people who are looking to sell their C110 will wrongly identify their year so hopefully this information helps you decide on a year.
C110 Motorcycle with Claimed Year:
1964 c11021634* 1966 c11033281* (this one had a warranty card showing 5/31/66)
1965 c11034709* (contradicts the 1966 warranty card example)
1965 c11039955* (contradicts the 1966 warranty card example)
(* star is used to hide the last digit)
New Jersey Motorcycle Plates with Registration Sticker:
This model is also referenced as CA110 even though CA isn’t stamped anywhere in the serial or engine number. The C110 (CA110) motorcycle was manufactured by Honda from 1962-1969. The serial range starting at C110-200001 leaves us to believe Honda manufactured at the very least 270,000 of these little motorcycles. A dead giveaway you have an earlier C110 is it will have low profile bars that are almost close to flat. Honda also made a C110 from 1960-1962 but their serials started at C110-100001 and its tank badges read “Sport Cub” unlike the post 1962 C110 tha read “Honda 50”. You can find additional information about C110 motorcycles here: https://www.motorera.com/honda/h0050/sport.html.