Remember The 60’s? 1966 Honda CT200

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Going somewhere? The Honda CT200 can get you there on the road or off-road, just not very quickly. The top speed may hit 50MPH. You won’t know your speed on this bike because the speedometer needle is missing. “Officer I really didn’t know how fast I was going…” This 1966 Honda CT200 is in Briggsville, Wisconsin and is priced at $1,195 and/or maybe for trade. It is currently listed here on craigslist.

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These bikes were marketed to hunters and fisherman. Honda did offer an optional gun rack. Lock and load time? These bikes have a 4 speed automatic clutch transmission. There are two rear sprockets, one for street and the other of off-road. There are extra links to add to the chain so you can make the change between the two sprockets. Time to get a little greasy. The spark arrestor up-swept exhaust is said to be “Forestry” approved.

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The Honda CT200 came in two colors, yellow and red. This one is red, even though it appears to be orange in the images. The seller has done a lot of maintenance and service on this titled bike so it appears the next owner is good to go. You may not have room for another four wheeled vehicle but maybe this Honda could fit right in?

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Great find Robert! I had a Honda Trail 50 in the early 70’s when I lived in Utah. Take her in the mountains checking out ghost towns, unstoppable. I would take the HD to town. To embarrassed to be seen on the Cub. It would not stop me today, be riding her with a huge smile on my face! This seems like a great deal to me, unfamiliar with the tranny though. Maybe a hundred miles from me and I would have to go through Wisconsin Dells, stop and get a rubber tomahawk. Thanks, Mike.

  2. TLouisJ

    The CT200’s offspring (the Honda CT90 “Trail 90” – same bike pretty much I think) were everywhere in the mid to late 60’s/early 70’s. Automatic transmission no less. Between those and the Hodakas, my little eastern Oregon town of Athena had a goodly population of 2 wheelers. I had a ’59 Cushman Super Eagle about that time, and there were several old (1949 ish) Cushman scooters around too. :-) Terry J

  3. Dave Wright

    The 200’s must be pretty rare. I off course remember the 90 and 110″s well. These are very popular in the southwest. They are commonly seen running around retirement communities and on the back of snow bird motor homes. Honda built a great product and they have a huge following. I bought a dozen 110’s from the Forrest service about 6 years ago. Sold them all in a couple of weeks for a great profit. Everything is still available to restore or repair them as nessisary.

  4. Dolphin Member

    Bikes WERE Honda back in the ’60s. A lot of them had small engines like this one, down to 50cc IIRC. A friend had a 350 and that was an impressive size for a Japanese bike back then. Part of that was that it looked like a motorcycle instead of a motorized bicycle like this one.

  5. jim s

    i stopped when i got to the clutch part. i know from a lifetime of riding bikes with handlebar mounted/hand operated clutchs that the clutch is your best and sometime only friend. still a very nice find.

  6. Howard A Member

    I believe this was still a 90 cc motor ( not sure why it was called a “200”) The “automatic” transmission is a little misleading, as the clutch was activated by the shift lever, and still required you to manually shift it. The CT 200 did have a stepped chainring, which allowed you to switch from “road gear” to “trail gear” and weren’t meant for speed. These bikes put Honda on the map, and helped cement a life long passion for Honda motorcycles. “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”.

    • Howard A Member

      Wait, apparently, the “stepped chainring” designated dual sprockets and still had to be changed manually, sorry.

    • Ross W. Lovell

      Greetings All,

      This is definitely 90cc. Had one. Could be wrong but the CT 200 designation might be for a different market than the U.S. Honda never had a 200cc engine in that configuration. Forgot all about the 110cc.
      The Honda 305/350’s were some of the first to do “the ton”‘ 100mph, which at the time was amazing as you needed a lot more displacement from most other bikes to achieve this speed.

  7. Neil

    In my youth, I had a CT90. It was unstoppable.
    Hi/Lo range
    4 speed automatic.
    Had it for years and passed it on to a neighbor boy when I was done with it.
    I just bought a 1970 Honda PC50 moped.

  8. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    yes….CT200 was just an early model ID from about 1962 to 1965….the street bike also had the “200”id although they were all 90cc. Bought two CT200’s of late one was an original one/two owner as it was a married couple’s first purchase after they got married in 1964. Both were on the title and had to sign off….got some neat paper work as well…

  9. Sink Tip

    CT200 was the predecessor to the CT90. Had dual sprockets for highway or trail unlike the CT90 which had a case mounted shifter for hi/low range like a transfer case on a 4×4 pickup. No idea why it was called a “200”; it was a 90 cc pushrod OHV style engine and while it was noisy and didn’t like to rev like the OHC version it was super tough. I found one behind a barn once, cylinder full of rust, and bent pushrods. I was bored so I took it apart, straightened the pushrods, put it back together primed the carb and the darned thing actually ran. Practically indestructible and the overhead cam versions are even better. They are what gave Honda the reputation they have today. I have owned a dozen or so over the years and must say, be careful if you leave two of them alone in a shed. They multiply like rabbits and you will end up with a “flock” of them.

  10. Jacob

    There must be 100 of the 110s for sale at the PIR swap meet every year.

  11. BRAKTRCR

    I have a yellow CT 110 I think it’s a 1972. Leave it at my cabin for months. Turn on the key, one or two kicks later it is idling quietly. It might do 50 mph. .. if I ran it down a mountain. About 40 is topped out. Great little bikes

    bikes. The bike shown looks great, and the price is right

  12. Reid A

    Agree with Sink – I have the exact same model – the CT200 is the pushrod predecessor of the 1968+ CT90 with 90cc ohc engine..

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