1965 Honda S90

Auction Completed

Sold for $1150



12 Bids placed

Technical Features

Motorcycle Make









Used. Original and unmolested

Item Location

Bakersfield, CA



Up for sale is an amazing  barn find 1965 Honda S90 that is all original. This bike was purchased from the original owner, along with a red S90 of the same vintage. I found this bike, not far from my home town of Bakersfield, CA. The owner of this bike purchased these bikes for his twin sons back in the mid 1960s to commute back and forth from school.  They were very well cared for, as seen in the pictures, until they were put away many, many years ago. They have been stored indoors, and as such, they have remained in excellent condition.  This bike, showing just under 15k original miles, starts, runs, shifts and stops like a new bike. There is no smoke on start-up, no funny noises, and all systems work as they should. After purchasing this bike, I only gave it a very minor service that included new fluids, new bulbs, a rear inner tube, a carb clean and a battery. The bike fired up very easily and required very little in the way of tuning after it came back to life.  Please refer to the pictures and video of the bike. It will best describe the  condition of this time capsule. There is no documentation or service history, other than what was verbally communicated to me, and a couple of pictures of his sons on these bikes. This bike will be sold with a BILL OF SALE only. The owner has long since misplaced the title. The last registration was in 1967, so it is well out of the DMV system. It retains its original black plate, tags from 1965 and 1967, and the San Jose Honda frame around the plate. The key is original  and actuates the ignition and steering lock. The key chain is period, and shows the selling dealer with an original 5 digit CA phone number. The tires, as pictured, are very old, but still supple, and with the new tubes, hold air. I'd recommend new tires, for safety, before any real riding is done.  Please feel free to comment on this auction. Ask questions and contact me if you'd like to schedule a pre purchase inspection. 


$1300 bid placed by tholtaway
$1275 bid placed by Tbone
$1250 bid placed by tholtaway
$1225 bid placed by Tbone
$1200 bid placed by tholtaway
$1150 bid placed by Tbone
$1100 bid placed by tholtaway
$1000 bid placed by Tbone
$975 bid placed by Tbone
$935 bid placed by Tbone
$900 bid placed by tholtaway
$800 bid placed by tholtaway


7 Recent Comments

  • Please contact me concerning the Norton from last week . I'm sorry I couldn't figure out any other way to contact you. Phestad (hestad@sbcglobal.net)
  • @Dflanary, I have a bill of sale from the owner on a CA DMV form. It has not been notarized.
  • Hi-- Can you tell me what you have in the way of documents . Re the bill of sale, do you have one from the original owner? Is it on a DMV fomr? Is it notarized?
  • Thanks Gary! I'll get a hold of you to schedule a time.
  • Hi. I would like to come look at your S90. 661-319-9615. Gary
  • Shawn, The S90 is available to view if you are ever in town. I know the owner of the 160, and can easily get a hold of him if need be. I was going to have him post a video of his too!
  • Hi there, i am interested in the 90 and looking at logistics coming that way. Im in stockton, there was a 160 bakersfield area that didnt make reserve. Really like to see both if able to reach 160 seller. Let me know , thanks shawn