FourWheelForum  

Go Back   FourWheelForum > Motorcycles & Streetbikes! > The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration

The Honda CA95 / Benly 150 Restoration The little brother to the CA160 in our family of Hondas

Reply
Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 10-26-2013, 05:03 PM
tjejenskille tjejenskille is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 33
Default CA95 name?

I'm sure this is an easy question, but I've had kids at motorbike shops tell me I'm wrong saying it's a 95 when it is 150cc?

So should it be the Honda CA150? I dunno, I just know my bike is a '63 Honda CA95 and have no comment why there's no 150 in the name to designate 150cc. All my other bikes seem to have the CC's in the name.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 10-27-2013, 03:53 AM
ByTheLake's Avatar
ByTheLake ByTheLake is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alden, MI USA
Posts: 730
Send a message via AIM to ByTheLake
Default

Your CA95 displaces 154cc. Here's the story ... I'm sure the gang will correct me where needed.

In the beginning, Honda used model numbers that were more or less arbitrary, and did not approximate the engine size. In fact, in those days, the larger numbers tended to reflect smaller engines:

US Export Names: (general export names sometimes differed)
Honda Dream 250 (CA72), Dream 300 (CA77), Scrambler (CL77), Super Hawk (CB77)
Honda 50 (Super Cub) (C100, C102)
Honda Benly Touring 125 (CA92), 150 (CA95)

We could go on, but starting with new models introduced in 1965 and later, Honda modified it's naming convention to reflect an approximate engine size or class. This started with the CB450 for 1965, with its 444 cc engine. Sometimes this approximation was stretched a bit, as the CB350 for 1968 displaced 325.6 cc.

Models that were already in production by 1965 tended to keep their model designation, so the CA95 (and C95 general export) Benly Touring 150 soldiered on. When the redesigned 161cc engine replaced the 154cc engine for 1966, the bike was renamed using the new convention and the Benly name was dropped from the US, giving us the CA160 Touring 160.

Last edited by ByTheLake; 10-27-2013 at 03:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 10-27-2013, 02:44 PM
VegeKev VegeKev is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Armidale, NSW Australia
Posts: 163
Default

Is the CA160 the same as the CB93?....or CA93.....or C93?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 10-27-2013, 03:31 PM
ByTheLake's Avatar
ByTheLake ByTheLake is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alden, MI USA
Posts: 730
Send a message via AIM to ByTheLake
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VegeKev View Post
Is the CA160 the same as the CB93?....or CA93.....or C93?
The CB93 used the 124cc twin engine and a totally different frame than the CA95/CA160.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 10-27-2013, 03:59 PM
Larzfromarz's Avatar
Larzfromarz Larzfromarz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 620
Default

Actually I think the CB93 is the Honda (early) designation for the CB160- At least I know the generator rotor and the advance mechanism is marked as such. But that version of the 125 was in the "family" of engines (at least according to Clymer) so the parts may have carried over-
What do I know?!?!
But yes stamped frame (CA) vs Tube Frame (CB?)....

How bout the CS92? I want those pipes in the worst way.......

I need to buy the Bill Silver book one of these days.....

Last edited by Larzfromarz; 10-27-2013 at 04:01 PM. Reason: cause i'm gettin old
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 10-27-2013, 04:19 PM
ByTheLake's Avatar
ByTheLake ByTheLake is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alden, MI USA
Posts: 730
Send a message via AIM to ByTheLake
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larzfromarz View Post
Actually I think the CB93 is the Honda (early) designation for the CB160- At least I know the generator rotor and the advance mechanism is marked as such. But that version of the 125 was in the "family" of engines (at least according to Clymer) so the parts may have carried over-
What do I know?!?!
But yes stamped frame (CA) vs Tube Frame (CB?)....

How bout the CS92? I want those pipes in the worst way.......

I need to buy the Bill Silver book one of these days.....
The CB160 (sport) perhaps, but not the CA160 (touring), which used the stamped frame.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 10-27-2013, 05:02 PM
Larzfromarz's Avatar
Larzfromarz Larzfromarz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 620
Default

Yes +1 not the CA series.
The previous post of mine was less than clear...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.