"Closely following the lines of its bigger brother and the winning lines of Honda's outstanding works Motocross machines, the MTX80 adds an exciting style to your riding. Its 12ps liquid cooled engine is a match for many 125's and is backed by a full size frame 21" front wheel, engine balancer for minimal vibration and Honda's renowned Pro Link suspension."
The MTX80S HD06 was Honda's second gen off-road styled lightweight and an evolution of the MT8. The first generation MTX80S used the same longer stroke air-cooled motor first found in the MB8 and MT8 but had an updated cradle style chassis featuring a pro-link rear suspension and a more conventional fuel tank.
The Second generation MTX80R HD08 model was completely revised to bring it in line with its road going stablemate to the high-tech MBX80. It featured the shorter stroke, higher revving liquid cooled 79cc motor producing a heady 12ps and weighing just 89.5kg it ensured great performance. Styling was based on the Honda CR motocross bikes of the era. Versions include round or square front headlights and pillion foot pegs either on a subframe loop or mounted to the swing arm.
|MTX80RF with square headlight|
|MTX80RS with round headlight|
The third generation bike the MTX80R2 HD09 was based on the larger MTX125 chassis using the engine from the pervious HD08 machine. Improvements other than size came in the form of larger/ stiffer forks and a 240mm front disc brake. Again power was claimed at a full 12ps at 8000rpm which was the maximum power a learner bike could have in the UK anyway but with the bonus of cheaper insurance premiums of the 79cc engine.
1982-86 MTX80S HD06
1983-86 MTX80R HD08
1986-89 MTX80R 2 HD09