Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Popular Mechanics - Honda Express Moped article

Honda Express is an ideal short-distance commuter. It's light (about 120 lbs. with a tank of gas and oil), and very easy to ride. Unlike a moped, it has no pedals. A unique system allows easy starting. You simply press down the start lever with your foot two or three times to "wind the starter up." Then you pull a lever and the engine starts. The 49-cc two-stroke engine will propel the Express at a maximum speed of about 30 mph. The clutch is automatic, and there are no gears to shift. It has turn signals, lights, horn, and is licensable for the street (if licenses are required). Gas mileage is over 100 mpg. Ideal for short trips, the Honda Express NA 50 costs $455 (back in 1980). A less expensive version is also available.

Using online calculators... I estimated a brand-new Honda Express NA 50 would cost approximately $1,161.62 today! (using a 155.31% inflation rate)

To view this archived ad for Popular Mechanics, click here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Honda Express Skateboarding Video

Ha! Gotta love the fact they're using an early 77-78 Honda express moped to pull the skateboarders around with. I wouldn't recommend taking the nc50 scooter off any jumps.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Drain Bolt Honda Express Moped - Where Is it?

I recently have seen the question, "Where is the transmission drain-bolt for my Honda Express moped located?"

Well, here it is (click picture to enlarge):

It is recommended that you drain your transmission oil and replace with new oil every 24 months or 2,000 miles - regular service period - change at month or mileage, whichever occurs first.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1977 Honda Express Moped Scooter For Sale

I will be occasionally featuring Honda Express nc scooters for sale in the United States in this blog. I will only post it if has the potential of being a good deal. Also, I will do my best to pull down this post if I see the honda scooter moped for sale is sold.

This NC50 moped is located in Henderson, NC ( and is a vintage 1977 Honda Express nc 50 moped. Here is the craigslist posting information:

asking $625
(could probably talk him down to $450)
"I am selling this 1977 honda express moped scooter. It is legal to drive on the road. It will get up to 28 miles per hour. It is in great condition. I also have the hauler that was made to haul this behind a car or something. It has a little over 800 miles. I also have a Motobacne scooter but it is not running it needs a petcock and a tire. I am asking $300 for it. It is the blue scooter in the picture. Cash Only and serious inquires only please. The price is negotiable. If you have any questions you can email or call 252-572-4416 and ask for Mickey THanks"
You can find the craigslist posting here:

My take on this moped for sale is that he's asking too much. But, the mileage is REALLY low for being a 1977 honda express moped. If you are a real moped enthusiast, you could probably get a nice deal and take both off his hands. Good luck hunting!