Produced from 1969 to 1994, the Honda Trail 70 CT-70 has become a revered classic in the world of small motorcycles, known for its retro design cues, versatile performance, and nostalgic charm. Refinished in purple, this 1974 example is said to have undergone an extensive rebuild and customization to include a billet front end, upgraded suspension, and a complete Lifan motor and transmission replacement with output increased to 150cc. An enduring icon in Honda's motorcycle history, this Trail 70 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Texas.
The CT-70 is characterized by a compact and lightweight frame designed for maneuverability on trails and off-road terrain. As part of an extensive restoration under previous ownership, this example had been refinished in a striking shade of purple complemented by chrome brightwork, a black racing stripe, and a new black leather seat. The seller adds that billet front-end forks and an upgraded suspension have been fitted along with a set of reproduction wheels dressed in Golden Boy tires from 2018. Additional images are provided in the gallery.
Power has been upgraded with a 150cc Lifan single-cylinder 4-stroke engine featuring an aluminum cylinder head, a reinforced kick starter axle, and enlarged valves & canals. The rear wheel is driven by a replacement 4-speed manual transmission. The seller adds that an inspection was recently carried out by an in-house mechanic and a list of specifications is provided below:
This Honda Trail 70 is offered with a bill of sale.
The seller would like you to know: “Hope you enjoy looking at this piece of history that now is modernized with a 150cc engine and the 4-speed manual transmission which was only stock on the H models. The paint is stunning with nipples on the tires. We have had this for around a year and have put less than 1/4 mile on it. If I saw fun in the dictionary, I would like to see a picture of this mini-bike.”