2015 Honda NSC50R

2015 Honda NSC50R
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A sporty 50cc scooter, with an extremely efficient four-stroke engine, CBS braking system and sports-focused body design, bringing a unique presence and attitude to the street.

Competition is fierce throughout Europe in the 50cc scooter arena. A scooter needs to have it all – an affordable purchase price, striking design, low running costs and usable, useful performance. Excellent reliability, durability and build quality are also desired.

Mixing Honda build quality – plus six decades of manufacturing experience and engineering know-how – with a crisp, cutting-edge design has created, in the NSC50R, an affordable, highly efficient scooter that looks great, works incredibly well for the commute to school, college or the workplace, and will last.

Inspired by 2013 and 20/14 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez the 2015 Honda NSC50R will be available with special Repsol #93 replica paint scheme.

Model Overview

The NSC50R has a sculpted body, a mixture of curves, angles and surfaces that lend it a unique presence on the street. Underneath, its air-cooled 49cc four-stroke engine beats out instant twist-and-go usability, and class-leading environmental performance thanks to highly efficient fuel economy. It can cover 50km (31.1 miles) on just one litre of fuel in normal use giving a great range from the 5.5L fuel tank, and the large, lockable under seat compartment will take a full face helmet.

Its steel underbone frame provides strength and confident handling, while 14-inch tyres, on 5-spoke aluminium wheels, provide stability. An extra layer of safety is added by Honda’s CBS (Combined Braking System), linking the front hydraulic disc brake to the drum rear.

Fun, frugal and undeniably cool, the NSC50R is the perfect way to get mobile, and get out there.


Style to spare; the NSC50R has a look that stands out from the crowd. It starts with a pair of projector headlights, and flows all the way back to the LED rear light. The combination of organic lines and chiseled, sporty angles demand – and get – attention.

And, while the NSC50R’s style is obvious, so too is its substance and quality. The red stitching on the seat complements the red spring on the single rear shock, and the two-tone muffler protector adds class.

A tubular steel underbone frame provides the strength needed for precise, and confident, handling plus the durability required for years of day-to-day urban use. Hydraulic telescopic front forks deliver compliant suspension, perfect for soaking up rough roads, and the lightweight 14-inch cast aluminium wheels – wearing 80/90-14 front and 90/90-14 rear tyres – add reassuring stability. A sidestand is available as an optional accessory.

Excellent wind and weather protection is provided by the front fairing, and two inner compartments provide space for drinks bottles and sundries. A large, lockable compartment under the seat is ready to take small items, or even a full-face helmet, for extra practicality.

The NSC50R has been designed to be easy to ride, by anybody. Nimble steering geometry, with rake and trail of 26.5°/83.1mm, and low kerb weight of 105kg, makes light work of nipping through tight traffic, while the low 760mm seat height means reaching the floor is easy. The wheelbase, at 1256mm, allows room to move around, and plenty of space for a pillion. Comfort for one, or two, people is excellent, thanks to the broad, ergonomically shaped seat. Aluminium footpegs tuck away neatly when not needed for a passenger.

The front 220mm disc is linked to the rear 130mm drum brake via CBS. The rear brake lever, on the left handlebar, also operates the front brake; the front brake lever, on the right handlebar, operates only the front brake. This provides an extra layer of safety, and confidence, in a fast-stop situation where many people panic and use the rear brake alone.

The 2015 NSC50R will be available in four colour options:

  • Hyper Red
  • Pearl Cool White
  • Ross White (HRC Tricolor)
  • Vibrant Orange (Repsol Replica)


The NSC50R uses a compact air-cooled, PGM-FI fuel-injected, four-stroke two-valve SOHC 49cc single-cylinder engine, with a bore and stroke of 37.8mm x 44mm and compression ratio of 10.1:1. By choosing air-cooling the weight, complexity and cost of liquid-cooling has been saved, while a focus on internal friction reduction and combustion efficiency provides outstanding real-world performance – just what you need to deal safely with traffic in an urban environment – and great fuel economy.

Maximum power output is 2.6Kw @ 7,000rpm with 3.5Nm torque available at 6,500rpm. An automatic, centrifugal clutch transmits drive via a V-MATIC belt.

Delivering class-leading environmental efficiency from excellent fuel economy was a key goal for the NSC50R. This has been achieved; fuel consumption is 49.8km/l (140.7mpg) in ECE R47 mode, giving a 273km (169.6 miles) range from the 5.5L fuel tank. A tri-metal catalyser is used in the exhaust system, reducing harmful gas emissions to levels comfortably below EURO 3 requirements

Technical Specifications

Type Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC 2v single
Displacement 49cc
Bore ´ Stroke 37.8 x 44mm
Compression Ratio 10.1
Max. Power Output 2.6kW @ 7,000rpm
Max. Torque 3.5Nm @ 6,500rpm
Oil Capacity 0.8L
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.5L
Fuel Consumption 49.8km/l (ECE47 MODE)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V-6Ah
ACG Output 12V-11.9A/5000rpm
Clutch Type Dry-type, multi-plate shoe
Transmission Type Continuously variable (V-Matic)
Final Drive V-Belt
Type Tubular steel Underbone
Dimensions (L´W´H) 1847mm × 670mm × 1089mm
Wheelbase 1256mm
Caster Angle 26.5°
Trail 83mm
Seat Height 760mm
Ground Clearance 128mm
Kerb Weight 105kg (F: 44kg; R: 61kg)
Type Front Telescopic forks with hydraulic damping
Type Rear Unit swingarm
Type Front 5-spoke, cast aluminium
Type Rear 5-spoke, cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 14M/C × MT1.85
Rim Size Rear 14M/C × MT1.85
Tyres Front 80/90-14
Tyres Rear 90/90-14
Type Front 220mm disc
Type Rear 130mm drum plus CBS (Combined Braking System)
Headlight Twin projector

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