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Honda CT70/ST70 (Trail 70) Specs, Manuals, & Info

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If you’ve got a CT70 (ST70 in Canada and the UK) that you’re working on, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re doing a full rebuild or restoration motorcycle project or you just need to complete some routine maintenance, we’ve got all the information and links to what you need to do the job right.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Links to the motorcycle service manual for your CT70.
  • Where you can find used CT70s for sale to start a new motorcycle project or get a parts bike.
  • Specs, details, and information about the history of the CT70. may earn an affiliate commission when you make a purchase through the links on this page.

Honda Trail 70 History

The Honda Trail 70 (CT70) is one of Honda’s most classic minibikes.

It was introduced in 1969 as the successor to the Honda Z50 Monkey Bike.

Like the Monkey bike before it, the CT70 earned the nickname “DAX,” which referred to its Dachshund-like frame.

The Trail 70 was a 72cc dual-sport that featured a 3-speed semi-automatic transmission.

In the US, the Trail 70 was produced from 1969 to 1982, and reintroduced in 1991-94.

All models share the same 72cc OHC 4-stroke engine and the DAX t-bone frame.

In the US market, the Trail 70 was extremely popular in the mid-west and farming and ranching areas.

CT70 Specs & Details

The CT70 was a street legal minibike produced by Honda from 1969 to 1994.

It was popular as an off-road or dual purpose bike, and lots of fun to ride on trails.

It was even small enough to fit in the trunks of most cars with its foldable handlebars and foot pegs.

The first iteration featured a 3-speed transmission, while later models included a 4-speed.

The most distinguishing feature about the CT70 is its steel T-bone frame.

Today it’s still a popular bike for collectors and restoration projects.

Specs for the CT70 include:

  • Top Speed: 40 mph.
  • Engine Displacement: 70cc
  • Cylinders/Engine Type: Single cylinder, 4 stroke, OHC.
  • Transmission: 3 speed – 4 speed.
  • Wet Weight: 165 lbs

Trail 70 Years & Variations

Trail 70 model years and variations include:

  • CT70K0
  • CT70HK0
  • CT70K1
  • CT70HK1

Find a CT70 for Sale Near You

If you’re looking for a CT70 of your own or need a donor parts bike for your current motorcycle project, you can use the used bike search tool to find what you’re looking for.

Click your state below to find used CT70s near you.

These motorcycle search engines search Craigslist listing for the entire state so you don’t have to individually search each specific region.

Once you’ve got the bike up and running, be sure to check back to our motorcycle registration and title guides if you need help getting plates (Especially if you’ve bought the CT70 without a title).

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