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1974 Honda XL-100

    The Honda XL-100 was first put into production in 1974, and was the direct descendent to the nearly identical SL-100. It sports a two valve, overhead cam, 100cc single cylinder four stroke engine, mated to a five speed gearbox. It requires a six volt battery to run, as it doesn't sport a magneto like its competition. The XL 100 remained in the Honda line up until the late 1980's, was very reliable, and a good seller. The direct competiton to the XL were the Hodaka Ace 100, Yamaha DT-100, Suzuki TS-100, and, Kawasaki G4-TR/G5. Truth be known, the Honda, being a four stroke, stood alone at that time, as all the others were two stroke.
    This bike, with the exception of the front tire, is all original, and unrestored, with 3200 miles on the clock. It has been in my collection since 1997, and i keep it around simply for the pleasure of looking at it, although I'm considering doing a modern day shootout between it and the 1974 Kawasaki G4-TR, just to see how they really compare. Anyone got a Hodaka they could loan me?