After Honda saw the immediate commercial success of their XL250 dual sport, they expanded the XL lineup. The smallest was the XL70, which was introduced in 1974.
That first year, it was available in one color: Candy Topaz Orange.
The name came from the 72cc overhead cam single cylinder engine, which was paired with a 4-speed transmission and a manual clutch. Peak output was roughly 5 horsepower.
This example is VIN: XL70-1000026.
The odometer shows 947 miles.
Per the seller, “the bike was bought new at Thousand Oaks Honda in Thousand Oaks, California. The owner purchased for his son, who rode it minimally. It was last registered in 1989 until I purchased it last week. I updated the tag but did not affix the sticker as I won’t be riding it.”
“It is an astonishingly well preserved original bike. It starts on the first kick. It has an aftermarket exhaust on it, but that was done long ago so I am leaving it all as is. It is serial #26!”
Currently located at our facility in Van Nuys, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title. Have any XL70 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!
Van Nuys, California
Total Bids Placed:
August 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.