Honda Benelux

July 28, 2014
Honda Belgium assembly room in the late 1960's

Honda Belgium assembly room in the 1960’s

Honda vintageHonda expanded it’s production into Belgium in the mid 1960’s, after the successful Honda 50 Cub sold well worldwide. Honda Belgium produced the P50 pedal moped from 1966 to 68, and then the PC50 moped from 1969 to 77. See the Wikipedia Honda P50, and Wikipedia Honda PC50 articles. Around 1975, when parts were also produced in Netherlands and Luxemburg, the name changed from Honda Belgium to Honda Benelux (for Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg). The successor to the PC50 four-stroke one-speed moped (later copied by Taiwan and called Indian) was the PA50 two-stroke variable speed moped, with way more take off and hill climbing power. The PA50 was produced from 1976 to 91. See below. Here is a brochure from 1965 showing the Honda Belgium product line:1965 Honda Belgium brochure

1977 Honda Hobbit Magazine AdThe Honda PA50 Hobbit/Camino

The Honda PA50 pedal moped was produced at Honda Benelux from 1976 to 1991. The PA50 was called Camino in Europe, and Hobbit in the US. The PA50 Hobbit was sold in the US from 1978 to 1983. See the Wikipedia Honda PA50 article for more. Honda PA50 parts were originally only sold at Honda motorcycle dealerships, never at independent moped shops. Some components are interchangeable, or available for, or from, other European moped brands.

 

 

 

 

USA Models of Honda PA50

Honda PA50 info from American Honda Model Identification Catalog

1978 Honda PA50I 20mph

1978 PA50-I 20mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'78 Honda PA50II 30mph

1978 PA50-II 30mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 PA50I 20mph

1979 Honda PA50-I 20mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 PA50II 30mph

1979-80 Honda PA50-II 30mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 PA50II 30mph

1981 Honda PA50-II 30mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982 Honda PA50II

1982 Honda PA50-II 30mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983 Honda PA50II

1983 Honda PA50-II 30mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda PA50 Owners Manual cover

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual cover

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual table of contents

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual – Table of Contents

 

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 1, 2, 3, 4

Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 1, 2, 3, 4

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 5, 6, 7, 8

Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 5, 6, 7, 8

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 9,10,11,12

Honda PA50 Owners Manual  9,10,11,12

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 13,14,15,16

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 13,14,15,16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 17,18,19,20

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 17,18,19,20

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 21,22,23,24

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 21,22,23,24

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 25,26,27,28

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 25,26,27,28

1983 Honda PA50 Owners Manual pages 29,30,31,32

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 29,30,31,32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 33,34,35,36

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 33,34,35,36

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 37,38,39,40

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 37,38,39,40

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 41,42,43,44

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 41,42,43,44

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 45,46,47,48

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 45,46,47,48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 49,50,51,52

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 49,50,51,52

 Honda PA50 Owners Manual 53,54,55

Honda PA50 Owners Manual 53,54,55