79cc liquid-cooled Reed-valve Two-stroke single 12bhp 95kg 65mph
High-spec Honda that shares its chassis with the much slower MBX50. UK bikes have twin front disc brakes with single-pot calipers; the rest of the world got a single disc with a twin-pot caliper.
Bikes from Blighty also came with a neat bikini fairing and bellypan. In other markets the smaller MBX50 style headlamp surround was an option, as was the fully faired Integra model.
Liquid-cooled six-speed motor is robust and, unlike UK 125s of the time, is not artificially restricted so will rev right through. Overall equipment and finish typical of Honda at that time; it’s as well specified as many bigger bikes, has 12V electrics, and has become a sought after mini-classic – so prices are on the rise. Genuine UK bikes are becoming rare; there are usually several to choose from on German ebay however. Great little bikes.
For: high spec, build quality Against: getting expensive What you’ll pay: £1000-£2500