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HONDA Helix (1986-1987) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Scooter
Production years: 1986, 1987

HONDA Helix 1986-1987
HONDA Helix (1986-1987)

The Honda CN250 was a scooter manufactured by Honda and introduced in the United States in 1986. It was marketed in the US under the Helix designation and Fusion and Spazio in other countries. The scooter replaced the Honda CH250.

Compared to its predecessor, the Helix was 360 mm (14 inches) longer and featured an integrated rear trunk and a lower seating position. The longer wheelbase allowed for a feet-forward seating position and offered smoother riding than previous models.

The scooter was characterized visually by standard features, such as full bodywork, a pointy front end, a tall windscreen, a one-piece dual seat with passenger grab rails and a backrest, an integrated rear top case, and eight-spoke aluminum wheels.

Over its 20-year production run, it received a few changes, like aluminum rims that replaced the 1990s steel ones and several emission controls that were added to the engine. Other than that, the bike remained unchanged, featuring the 1980s style.

For suspension, the scooter packed a trailing link fork on the front end and dual shock absorbers on the rear end, while the braking performance was achieved by a single disc on the front and a drum unit on the rear.

As for power, the 1985 Honda Helix had installed a 244cc four-stroke single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine at its core, boasting 12 hp and 21 Nm (15 lb-ft) torque.

HONDA Helix 1986-1987

HONDA Helix 244

engine specs
Type:Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke, SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Displacement:244 cm3
Bore X Stroke:-
Compression Ratio:-
Horsepower:12/0 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:15/0 lb-ft/RPM OR 20/0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:30mm Caburetor
transmission specs
Gearbox:Automatic
Clutch:-
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Automatic V-Matic belt
chassis specs
Frame:-
Front Suspension:Bottom link; 3.2-inch travel
Rear Suspension:Swingarm with dual hydraulic shocks; 3.9-inch travel
Front Brake:Single disc
Rear Brake:Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:-
Overall Width:-
Seat Height:26.2 in OR 665 mm
Wheelbase:63.8 in OR 1621 mm
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:349.4 lbs OR 158 kg
Fuel Capacity:3.2 gallons OR 12.1 L
tyres specs
Front:110/100-12
Rear:120/90-10
power system specs
Power pack:-
Nominal Capacity:-
Maximum Capacity:-
Charger type:-
Charging time (normal):-
Charging time (quick):-
Range:-
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