The Honda Elite SA 50 model is a Scooter bike manufactured by Honda. In this version sold from year 1988, the dry weight is and it is equiped with a Single cylinder, two-stroke motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of and a maximum torque of. With this drive-train, the Honda Elite SA 50 is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of 48.3 km/h (30.0 mph). Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the Honda Elite SA 50 have a CrMo steel frame with front suspension being and in the rear suspension it is equiped with.
Stock tire sizes are on the front, and on the rear. As for stopping power, the Honda Elite SA 50 braking system includes size at the front and Expanding brake (drum brake) size at the rear.
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HONDA ELITE S / SR / LX (SA50) The story with Honda’s 50cc Elite scooters may be a bit confusing as Honda sold quite a few different models and each model usually came in several versions with differing names. This article deals with the 1988 - 2001 Honda SA50 scooter, which used the names Elite LX, Elite SR and Elite S. This scooter was introduced to the USA market for 1988 as a replacement for the and.
The SA50 was not sold in the Canadian market. The physically smaller ’88 - ’90 Elite E or Elite ES was also sold during the Elite SR / LX years and is dealt with separately on page. The SA50 was initially introduced for 1988 as the just the Elite LX. After a few years (for 1992), Honda switched to using the Elite SR name instead of LX for no apparent reason. For 1994 Honda switched the motor to a newer design and at the same time added a restricted speed version called the Elite S (model code SA50P, P = moped legal). This naming created a little bit of confusion, as the 1987 Honda Elite S (SE50) also used this name, despite being an entirely different scooter (and not restricted speed).
Honda's Elite / Elite S scooter (SE50) was sold from 1986 to 1991. Info on all the rare versions of this scooter is here along with the SE50 Elite shop manual. Complete service repair workshop manual for the: Honda SA50 SA 50 Elite SR S This is the same manual motorcycle dealerships use to repair your bike / scooter. Manual covers all the topics like: Engine Service, General Information, Transmission, Chassis, .
When it was introduced, the SA50 was an entirely new machine except for the motor, front suspension, rims and a few other tiny bits. So the frame, bodywork and most other parts were a fresh design. The new SA50 frame was a tube style frame rather than beam frame used in the SE50. The wider SA50 frame was both stronger and lighter. Volkswagen Sharan 2018 Manual. Opel Corsa A Manual. Overseas the SA50 was offered in a few European countries. It was typically called the ‘Vision’, but Honda used this name for a few other scooters as well over the years so be careful when buying parts.
Motors From 1988 to 1993, the SA50 used the same AF05E motor found in the (and the before that). Then for 1994 Honda decided to switch the SA50’s motor from the aging AF05E to the newer vertical AF16E engine found in worldwide (including Canada since 1992). With the motor updated, Honda also added a moped legal version capable of 30mph called the Elite S (SA50P).
Both motors were capable of top speeds of 40-43mph unless you buy a restricted example. Fuel milage is typically for a 50cc 2-stroke at 65-75mpg. While the core engine is the same between the ’94 - ‘01 Elite SR and the Canadian the airbox, carb and mufflers were all different so be careful when buying parts. The Dio had the same carb, airbox and exhaust found on the Japanese Dio’s (AF18E motors), whereas the ’94 Elite 50 retained the airbox and carb from the earlier ’88-’93 Elite SA50 and used a different muffler. Overseas many versions of the ‘Dio’ scooter are sold with a range of engines so be careful when buying parts intended for an asian Dio. Overseas the Dio is really a whole family of scooters that includes many 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines.
The AF18E motor found overseas is basically the same engine as the AF16E (just Japanese vs. American spec), so if you're looking for aftermarket parts you'll want to focus on AF18E parts as that is what most aftermarket parts are marketed as being for. Mid way through the 1998 model year, Honda made a change to the rear axle shaft that is important to know if you are replacing your rear axle or piecing together an SA50 Elite. The '94 - '98 axles were 15mm in diameter where they fit into the transmission, whereas 1999 and later models were 16 or 16.5mm. Accordingly, the axles are non-compatible between earlier and later years unless you also acquire the corresponding case cover (thx Wheelman111).