Honda CN250 : Wikis (The Full Wiki)

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In the early Honda hit the market with a of scooters known as the CH series, the CH50, 80, 125, 150, and 250 In the U.S. these were as Elite scooters but overseas were marketed under the name. While they useful as scooters, generally performance and comfort levels them to short trips. when the CH250 was introduced it reach highway speeds and be for long-range touring.

This new use of (that is, the CH250) was mainly to the United States. Even the Elite 250 writing a new definition of the scooter, it still suffered the limitations of all scooters: limited capacity, short wheelbase, size and not comfortable enough for riding periods.

Honda’s was the CN250 or Helix. Honda had the CH250 by 14 inches, placed an trunk in the rear of the machine and the seat. The added length what many have to as a Barcalounger seating position and a ride than that of models.

The top speed of the machine was limited to (however speeds of 79 have obtained) MPH (about 113-121 ) but the drivetrain was of an understressed design extended running at or near top Other differences from scooters included handlebars are angled towards the rider than straight, meaning the rider doesn’t have to sit in an upright position to reach the and also use of a foot-pedal to operate the brakes, meaning that the can safely operate the bike constantly holding both


The Fusion CN250 instant popularity in Japan. In the Japanese put Italian makers pressure to improve their capabilities and reliability. In the U.S. not elsewhere, the Helix was a hit with and older people. People who no wished to or were unable to or hold up a large conventional yet wanted long-range touring bought the Helix.

The CN250 was a deceptively capable complete with trip fuel and temperature gauges, compartment and trunk. The understressed 250 cc cooled single cylinder could take the machine on mile tours with no There are many stories of touring with the Helix the only concern being the rear tire life of 5000 miles, a consequence of (10 inch / 25.4 cm) wheels.

The was in its last year in 2001 and was to be by the NSS250. The NSS250 was marketed in the as the Reflex and in other countries as the The Reflex handled better and had a top speed than the Helix, but were some arguments there was a tradeoff in seating and ride.

In the Japanese market the Helix had an aftermarket and cult following the younger generation, not unlike in America. Seeing that the base was still there, the (Helix) made a return to all in 2004. In the U.S. the Helix and the were discontinued with the model.


Honda very few changes to the Helix its 20 year run. Aluminum replaced steel wheels in the 90s and there were a few emission added to the engine. Beyond changes, the machine stayed the right down to its 80s style, digital gauges.

Honda CN 250

Due to this, the Helix enjoys cross-compatible parts between (for example, a part a 1999 model will fit modification on a 1986 model) many other scooters or

The CN 250 was also produced/manufactured and sold Canada, also as the Helix and was the maxiscooter of its kind to be offered in country with an initial of $4,995 CDN for a basic model. production within Canada was after the initial production of 1986. If one wishes, a Canadian may still purchase a Helix, it must be imported from the and a majority of Honda dealerships in do not even stock a floor for display.

Additionally, the purchaser to be often be required to pay (or finance) for their purchase, sight

It was the Japanese scooter scene in fact, saved the Honda Honda had intended to discontinue in the late 90’s in favor of the and, in fact, ceased at one point. However, pressure the members of Japan’s now-outraged of Fusion riding groups and enthusiasts pressured Honda reinstating production with an to that effect in February [1] (site is in Japanese only) to production once again for the production year.

In the U.S. human-touring modifications are Increasing appeal to the older third party accessories as sidecars and tricycle kits are available.

In 1995, motorcyclist Ed piloted a Honda Helix miles in 11 days [2] in the International Butt Rally .

The Japanese market for many scooters is large and the Fusion, being one of the long lived and venerable of has a special place in the industry. In to more pedestrian and utilitarian such showpiece modifications lowered suspension kits and side stands that are low full blown stereo (complete with sub woofers) ground effects lighting, crystal style brake/turn assemblies, customized body in a multitude of colors and styles and digital speedometer displays change color in a rainbow continually.

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