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CH250 (Honda)

CH250 (Honda)

CH250

Information

Common Name:

Elite / Spacy / Freeway

Manufacturer:

Honda

Series:

CH series (Honda)

Description:

80's / 90's scooter since overtaken by new technology but still holding a loyal following.

Specifications

250cc
Yes

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The Honda CH250 was an automatic transmission scooter capable of 70 mph (112kph) at around 70 mpg. A highly collectible scooter today!

The various common names stem from whichever region they were distributed. Elite: North America, Freeway: Japan, Spacy; rest of the world.

Various types probably made between 1985-1998 although from around 1989 on it was a completely different bike( body style, motor, fuel tank, frame). It has since been replaced by Honda bikes such as the Foresight, Forza, Reflex et al.

They have a pedal on the right side for the rear brake, and a hand grip on the right handlebar for the front disc brake. The rear brake pedal is a little disconcerting because you have to move your foot over to and above it to apply the brake. As an automatic there is no gear shift, but the brake pedal seems to incorporate a clutch for the automatic transmission. Electric starts reliably on the first try of the switch. The radiator fill-cap is located in the handy glove box. There is plenty of underseat luggage area, and some also have a cargo box on the rear rack which also adds lots of storage space as well as a nice backrest for the rear passenger. Perfect for the family outing and bringing home the groceries.

The egine delivers plenty of power, even for hill climbing at freeway speeds. Reports in that it tends to run wide on turns but otherwise handles like a regular motorcycle but with the advantage of stepping through and not having to through your leg over. The windscreen is reported as a little low for freeway cruising in wet weather, the rider needing to pull their head down (which of course leaves your pillion wide open to the inclement weather).

In Japan, the Freeway model is a natural choice for narrow roads while the (relatively) larger scooter engine means you have the power to travel in (and escape from) traffic. A full tank is about Y800 (US$7.) which lets you ride at least 200 kilometers (125 miles). The economy of the CH250 is a definite plus in Japan where gasoline is very expensive - approx. Y108 per liter (US$4/gallon) for regular.

Thanks to Jim in Japan for the Japanese Freeway information. A nice picture of his bike is show below (1996 model).

Other models with similarities to: Commuter, Electric, Four-stroke, Road, Scooter, Liquid cooled

C100 (Honda)C50 (Honda)CB250F (Honda)CH125 (Honda)
CH150 (Honda)GN250 (Suzuki)GS150R (Suzuki)KLX250 (Kawasaki)
LC250 (Hunter Motorcycles)

Japanese Freeway model

In Japan, the Freeway model is a natural choice for narrow roads while the (relatively) larger scooter engine means you have the power to travel in (and escape from) traffic. A full tank is about Y800 (US$7.) which lets you ride at least 200 kilometers (125 miles). The economy of the CH250 is a definite plus in Japan where gasoline is very expensive - approx. Y108 per liter (US$4/gallon) for regular.

zero4file

1986 ch-250

i have a honda 1986 ch-250 elite needs help please send manuals and parts list please thank you

elite

yahoo elite group forums can help you. same engine as helix. cn250.

Honda Freeway 250cc

Hi there. I have also purchased a Freeway scooter. It goes lovely and so easy to ride - There are some things I would like to fix, such as the speedometer and guages are not working. Also would like to know if its possibel to get more specifications on the Freeway. Is it Belt driven or chain driven - what kind of petrol & oil is the best for it ect - A manual would be handy - if anyone can assist, i would greatly appreciate it - I reside in Sunny South Africa - cheers

Honda Freeway MF03 Scooter

Hi
This is more of a request than a comment. I am in the UK and I recently bought the scooter but I need manuals (in English) and spare parts e.g. speedometer cable. Can anyone help please?
Thanks
Len

Manual & Speedo Cable

Leonard,
Is yours the 250 cc model? I don't understand your MF03 reference. I thought the Honda designation was CH250.

I bought a Spacy just over a year ago and had to get it roadworthy and repaired too. Now I just enjoy it!

I have the workshop manual (200Mb) ,the owner's manual (8Mb), Parts List (5Mb) and Radio Manual (3Mb), all in PDF format and available posted to you on CD. I also bought here in Australia a speedo cable for my Spacy not too long ago, as where it plugs into the frot wheel had worn out. I could try to buy another one & post it to you.

Please contact me if interested.

Regards, Peter, Brisbane, Australia

Manual

Peter,
I bought a Honda Freeway 250 (Spacy?) just over a year ago. I like it much but sometimes I have a few troubles with repairing my scooter. Its parts in Vietnam are very expensive and I need to know exactly what I have to buy.
If you have the workshop manual, the owner's manual, Parts List,... all in PDF format, please send to me a copy via my email address: ducduong.tran.vn@gmail.com.
Thank u very much!
Nice to meet you!
Tran, Saigon, Vietnam.

CH250 Honda scooter manual

Just purchased a 1989 CH 250 Honda Scooter for my wife and seeking your CD with the manual informaion . I want to completely refresh it and the maual will ensure I don't miss anything ! . Regards from Paul in Canada .

manual ch250

i was reading your comments re your cd for workshop manual and parts list.. i too have just purchased an old honda 250 which needs some repairs.. i would be very interested in obtaining copy of above mentioned manuals..rob

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