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Photo ou archives : F-M. Dumas

Capacity : 250
Model : CN Spazio / Helix / Fusion
Production : 1988 - 2001
Category : (R) Scooter


CN 250 Helix - 1992

The motomobile

Before the popularization of the minicar, the motorcycle was essentially a more affordable means of transport than the automobile. But there was a fundamental change of direction in the 1960s. The two-wheeler concentrated on its role as a sports and leisure mount, a role quickly exploited by the Japanese.

Custom-Tailored Scooters

This lucky turn of events didn't blind Honda. to the fact that the motorcycle offered plenty of other possibilities. In the mid-1980s, the marque offered "Motomobiles," a new generation of utilitarian two wheelers that were practical, luxurious, and the most efficient means of overcoming growing urban congestion and parking problems.

Future Trendsetter

Launched in 1988, the Helix is a large scooter characterized by the very relaxed riding position created by a very "laid-back" armchair saddle. Known in various markets as the Helix, Fusion or Spazio, this strange machine is the custom king of scooters. Comfortable, easily handled and sufficiently fast (cruising speed is over 70 mph), its only shortcoming is its excessive rear width, which penalizes it in gridlocks. Initially designed for the United States, its engine size of 250cc was unfortunately large enough to compel its rider to hold a special motorcycle license in European markets. The Helix, plagued by a number of minor imperfections, did not achieve the anticipated success. However, it was effectively the prototype for a future generation of new motorcycles.


Engine: 244cc (72.2x60mm) water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Power Rating: 21 hp @ 7500 rpm

Valves: overhead camshaft

Fuel System: carburetor

Transmission: automatic, by belt and variable pulleys; centrifugal clutch

Suspension: trailing link (front); swinging engine/transmission unit (rear)

Brakes: disk (front); drum (rear)

Wheels: 4.00x12 inch (front); 170/90-10 inch (rear)

Weight: 344 lb

Maximum Speed: 81 mph

Announced in 1988, the Helix foreshadowed a new generation of urban two-wheelers.

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.