Riding a motorbike has such a sense of freedom and flexibility that many people choose a motorcycle as their primary vehicle, at least during the warm months. Honda has been making motorbikes already for decades and the Honda CT110 is one of its many models. However, you probably know it by its nickname: postie bike. The Australian Post and New Zealand Post use it as a delivery bike, hence the name. This small motorcycle, however, is suitable for other purposes as well. Learn more about it to decide whether you need one.Postie Bike Engine and Transmission
The small Postie Bike features a 105cc single-cylinder engine with air-cooling. Obviously, such an engine cannot compete with large motorbikes, but it is economic and does its job well. The bikes include a centrifugal clutch, so there is no need for a clutch lever and the gears switch automatically, freeing up the rider's left hand. The bike could be either with or without dual-range subtransmission.Advantages of the Postie Bike
At a first glance, the Postie Bike might look small, but this could be an advantage. The bike does not require lots of fuel and one litre could get you about 60 kilometres further on the road. The Honda CT110 is also extremely reliable and easy to operate, therefore being suitable for beginners. The bike can also climb steep slopes effortlessly.Postie Bike Weight
The Postie Bike is relatively small and lightweight, with a dry weight of 87 kg and the so-called wet weight, including fuel, engine oil, brake fluid, battery and coolant, 92 kg. Thanks to its lightness, the Postie is easy to manoeuvre and put in the upright position.Similar Motorbike Models
The CT110 replaced the CT90, which was actually the same machine. Honda has also produced a slightly alternated model of the CT110. The Honda CT110 AG is for agricultural use. You could use it like a small tractor and even plough the field with it. It became road-registerable in Australia back in 2009.