June 2011 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Andrew Hopkins with his 1969 Honda Z50A K1 Mini Trail (Monkey)

Make: Honda
Model: Z50A K1 Mini Trail
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 160cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Andrew Hopkins
City: Huntington Beach

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1969 Honda Z50A K1 Mini Trail (Monkey)

Congratulations to Andrew Hopkins of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1969 Honda Z50A K1 Mini Trail (Monkey). Andrew has been building this bike for 6 months, and is still sorting it out.

Andrew is the mechanic at our sponsor The Scooter Solution in Fountain Valley. Andrew built this bike around the SSR engine which they are dealer of. The SSR engine is a clone of a Kawasaki top end mated to a Honda bottom end. It's a 160cc single with a 4 speed manual transmission. The original transmission was a clutchless 3 speed.

There isn't a lot to say about this bike, because there isn't a lot to it. He managed to register it with the DMV, but according to Andrew, the bike has:

  • 99 Vehicle Code Violations
  • 65+ mph
  • 8 inch wheels
  • Comes with it's own burial plot.
  • Slows down good, hardly stops
  • responsible for Osama Bin Laden's death
Thank you Andrew for bringing it to our meet and reminding us, that there is more to life than Concours Events. See all the photos in our June Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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June 2011
1969 Honda Mini Trail
May 2011
1955 Velocette MSS
April 2011
1970 Parilla
March 2011
1968 BSA Firebird
February 2011
1952 Triumph 6T
January 2011
1959/77 Triton
December 2010
1964 Triumph TR6
November 2010
1950 Norton Model 18
October 2010
1950 Triumph Thunderbird
September 2010
1942 Indian 741-B
August 2010
1948 Indian Chief
July 2010
1938 Indian 4
June 2010
1975 Norton Commando 850
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