1977 Passol (S50)
(1977 / Production Model)
This model overturned the traditional “leg-over mounting” approach, and made the “step through” scooter style a permanent feature of 50cc commuter models. It incorporated many innovative ideas, including a design that fully covered the engine and drive train area to give a clean, approachable image and virtually remove the fear of getting one's clothes dirty, a rider-friendly automatic centrifugal clutch and hand-operated rear brakes. The Passol attracted many new customers—especially women—and created a new market for what came to be known as "soft bikes."
- Overall length × width × height: 1,515mm × 605mm × 925mm
- Weight: 45kg
- Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, 49cm³
- Maximum power output: 1.7kW (2.3PS) / 5,500r/min
- Maximum torque: 3.6N･m (0.37kgf･m) / 3,500r/min
- Price: ¥69,800
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