Honda CN250

The Honda CN 250 Helix (internal designation MF 02 ) is a large-capacity scooters of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda. In other countries, the Honda Helix bears sometimes other names, as it is called, for example, in France and in Japan Helite fusion. In the United States it was also sold as the Freedom and Sedona.

With the helix class of large-volume scooters that are nearly as large as motorcycles, but the typical scooter properties, such as the passage between handlebar and seat as well as small wheels have arose. Due to its large and comfortable seating area fans like to call him as a sofa ( scooter ).


  • Engine: single-cylinder four -stroke engine
  • Displacement: 244 cc (imported models some with 247 cm ³)
  • Power: 13 kW (17 hp) at 7,000 rpm
  • Torque: 17 Nm at 5,500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10:1
  • Idle speed: 1,500 rpm
  • Drive: Variator
  • Starter: electric start
  • Tank volume: 12 l
  • Fuel: Petrol RON 91 (Normal)
  • Consumption: 3.5-4 l/100 km
  • Gross weight: 340 kg
  • Tires:
  • Seats: 2


Honda developed the helix by a clever use of existing components. So you took the time to complete drive unit ( 250 - cc engine and Variomatikgetriebe ) of Honda Spacy 250, built it in an extremely long frame (wheelbase 1.6 m) and provided all with a low and comfortable seat. So the first big scooter with the long-distance comfort of a touring motorcycle was born.

The first helix scooter was pearly white and presented as a team in 1985 in Japan at a trade show. Then the Helix Scooter 1986 with steel rims in red or white in Canada and Japan built. In April 1996, the Helix scooter was officially marketed by Honda Germany, namely about 15 % more expensive than the previously already been introduced by many importers free models. A bit later came Helix Roller with aluminum rims. This then had a speedometer with km / h display. The previous speedometer were fitted due to the mostly imported U.S. versions with miles - odometer.