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Honda Spree | Motor Scooter Guide

A resource on Honda’s tiny Spree scooter (NQ50) sold from 1984 – 1987. As one of the icons of the 80’s scooter era, the Spree’s popularity remains high today.

Pros:
* Lightweight
* Fairly popular so OEM parts aren’t too hard to find.
* Great milage
* Beautiful gauges

Cons:
* Slow
* Limited aftermarket parts
* Not suited for bigger riders
* Lack of storage on ’84-’86 examples

Colors:
1984: Sparkling Red (USA only), Cortina White, Vista Blue (Canada only)
1985: Sparkling Red, Black
1986: Sparkling Red, Black, Shasta White / Lollipop Green (only available on ‘Special’ version)
1987: Sparkling Red, Black, Kriti Blue

Key Specs:
* Engine: 49cc Air cooled 2-stroke single cylinder with a 15 degree incline from vertical
* Bore & Stroke: 41.0 x 37.4 mm (1.61 x 1.47 in)
* Compression Ratio: 7.2:1 (’84, ’85), 6.8:1 (’86, ‘87), 7.0:1 (Iowa)
* Lubrication: Oil injection
* Engine Weight: 22 lbs (’84, ’85), 24 lbs (’86, ’87)
* Idle: 800 +/- 100 rpm
* Carburetor: 13mm PA29C (’84 – ’85), PA29H (’86 – ’87), PA29L (Iowa)
* Air screw settings: 1⅞ turns out ’86: 1½ turns out After ’86: 1⅜ turns out
* Float level: 12.2 mm (0.48 in)
* Frame: Backbone Shaped
* Front Suspension: Telescopic fork, 56 mm (2.2 in) travel
* Rear Suspension: Swing Arm 58 mm (2.3 in) travel, After ’86: 45.5 mm (1.79 in)
* Maximum Load, 82 kg (180 lb)
* Tires: 2.50-10-2PR (front and rear)
* Tire PSI: 18/24 (front/rear)
* Brakes: Drum (front and rear)
* Fuel Capacity: 2.5 L (0.66 U.S. gal)
* Caster Angle: 27 degrees
* Trail: 76 mm (3.0 in)
* Length: 1,530 mm (60.2 in) After ’86: 1,505 mm (59.3 in)
* Width: 590 mm (23.2 in)
* Height: 925 mm (36.4 in) After ’86: 950 mm (37.4 in)
* Seat Height: 27.3” / 700 mm
* Wheelbase: 1065 mm (41.9 in)
* Ground Clearance: 105 mm (4.1 in)
* Dry Weight: 85.5 lbs (’84, ’85), 92 lbs (’86), 94lbs (’87)
* MSRP: $398 (1984)

Links:
’84 – ’87 Honda Spree Service Manual – Mandatory download. This is essential.
MotorscooterGuide Forums – Visit the forum on this site to chat about your scoot.
HondaSpree.net – A great forum dedicated to the Spree and other small Honda’s.
ScooterSwapShop – Aftermarket Spree Parts

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