Unveiling timeless Honda CD 70: A pioneer of efficiency

Honda CD 70 2023 specs and price in Pakistan
An undated image of Honda CD 70. — Atlas Honda
An undated image of Honda CD 70. — Atlas Honda

The Honda CD 70, previously known as the Honda 70, stands as evidence of Japanese manufacturer Honda's pledge to excellence. Rolling off the manufacturing line between 1970 and 1991, this four-stroke miracle captured hearts before transferring its production to Atlas Honda in Pakistan in 1991.

In 1984, the Honda CD 70 emerged onto the Pakistani scene, promptly seizing dominance. Stepping up to substitute two-stroke motorcycles and the marvellous Vespa, this motorcycle marked a turning point. As the first four-stroke motorcycle in Pakistan, its popularity went through the ceiling. Since its inception, it has constantly held its position as a major choice in the market, boasting striking resale value.

The initial four-sided speedometer of the Honda 70 came decorated with gear range markings, standardised up to 60 mph (97 km/h). With a claimed highest speed of 58 mph (93 km/h), it progressively underwent transition both in style and engineering. In 1984, the revamped version, debuted Honda CD 70, emerged with improvements to its engine, carburettor, and rear indicators.

In its existing avatar, the Honda 70 hosts a specialized Euro II engine, promising toughness when properly cared for. The freshly revealed 2023 Honda CD 70 exhibits a striking overhaul, with Honda hyping 101 combined changes in design and mechanics.

Specifications of Honda CD 70

  • A 4-Stroke OHC Air Cooled engine with 72 cm3 displacement and bore and stroke of 47.0 x 41.4mm
  • Dimensions of 1897 x 751 x 1014mm, complemented by a ground clearance of 136 mm
  • Armed with a 4 Speed Constant Mesh transmission and Multiple Wet Clutch Plates
  • Compression ratio of 8.8:1, with a dry weight of 82kg
  • Front and rear tires gauging 2.25 – 17 (4 PR)

Features of New CD 70

The 2023 upgrade boasts a remodelled engine and vibrant colour graphics. A more hushed muffler exhaust assures a quieter ride, while a value-added drive chain contributes to a smoother and more relaxed experience.

Design language of Honda CD 70

Retaining its glossy design, the 2023 Honda 70 stands a resemblance to its forerunner. Having a backbone-type frame, its design is a blending of aesthetics and luxury. The comfortable seat includes a seat bar for added security. Notable exterior tweaks include a restructured fuel tank and an all-new cover sticker. Thicker spokes enhance the wheels, predominantly the more robust rear wheel.

The bicycle is available in black and red, this model exudes timeless charm.

Ride and handling of the Honda CD 70

The 2023 model's improved engine amplifies the bike's performance, with remodelled wheels featuring thicker spokes for enhanced stability. The sturdiness of the engine is supported by a reassuring 3-year warranty.

Mileage and resale

With a laudable mileage of 70 km/l (company claimed), the CD 70 Motorcycle caters to the commuting needs of the common man. Its 8.5-litre fuel capacity, with a 1-litre reserve, additionally supports this purpose. Its robust resale value in Pakistan guarantees that a well-maintained CD 70 can be quickly resold at a favourable price.

ModelHonda CD 70
PriceRs 157,900
Dimension (LxWxH)1897mm x 751mm x 1014mm
Engine4-Stroke Single Cylinder Air Cooled
Displacement72 cc
ClutchMultiple Wet Plates
Horsepower5.1 HP @ 7500 RPM
Torque5.0 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Bore & Stroke47.0mm x 41.4mm
Compression Ratio8.8:1
Petrol Capacity8.5 Litres
Fuel Average55.0 KM/L
StartingKick Start
Top Speed80 KM/H
Dry Weight82 KG
FrameBackbone Type
Ground Clearance136mm
Wheel Size17 inches
Rear Tyre2.50 - 17
Front Tyre2.25 - 2.25