|Model Designation Letters||X|
|Bikes Produced||1973: 8250;
|Price||2456 francs T.T.C (in France)|
|Electrical System||6 Volt|
|Front suspension||Telescopic oil dampened, three different types over the year: Cerrani, Marzocchi, Betor|
|Rear suspension||Swinging arm, twin shocks, oil dampened;|
|Front wheel tire||3.00 x 10 (74 & Later: Pirelli MT 74)|
|Rear wheel tire||3.00 x 10 (74 & Later: Pirelli MT 74)|
|Front brake||Internal Expanding|
|Rear brake||Internal Expanding|
|Rims (Front & Rear)||Disc Wheel, WM1= 1.6x 10"|
|Tire pressure (Front)||18 PSI|
|Tire pressure (Rear)||22 PSI|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Overall length||145 cm|
|Handlebar width||84 cm|
|Ground clearance||15 cm / 5.9 in.)|
|Fuel Tank||5,3 Liters / 1.4 gallons|
|Fuel Tank Reserve|
|Transmission Oil||1,37 litres (1 quart)|
|Type||2 cycle, single cylinder, air cooled|
|Bore||48 mm (1.89 inches)|
|Stroke||50 mm (1.97 inches)|
|Piston displacement||90,43 ccm|
|Gearshift pattern||4 speed, 1 down - 3 up; left side|
|Compression ratio||9.2: 1|
|Lubrication system||Fuel and oil mixture, automatic oil pump|
|Starter system||Primary kick|
|Carburetor||Dell Orto SH2/20|
|Clutch||Wet, multi plate|
|Gear ratios||1st: 20,06, 2nd: 11,23, 3rd: 7,38, 4th 5,77|
The X-90 was sold as 1973-1975 model years. The production year and model year are not always identical.
The minibike was available in three different colors:
- sparkling red
- sparkling blue
Only the gas tank was painted, the fenders were always raw stainless steal. the decal design changend on every model year.
The color of the frame was always black. The decals were on top of the paint without any clear coat to protect them.
The bike had been available in black or sparkling blue only. So far I never have seen a 1973 model year with a “sparkling red” gas tank. I assume this color was introduced with the 1974 model year.
Early “sparkling blue” gas tanks had longer silver stripes than later versions of the bike (about the same size as the “AMF Harley-Davidson” decal). At some point in production they changed this to shorter stripes. The stripes on black gas tanks had three different colors: red, blue, white.
- 11 stripes on top (red on black gas-tanks)
- 3 stripes over the “AMF Harley-Davidson” decal (white on black gas-tanks)
- 4 below the “AMF Harley-Davidson” (blue on black gas-tanks).
- On sparkling blue gas tanks all stripes were silver.
The X90 replaced the earlier Shortster (MC-65) which was available in 1972 only.
One of the innovations on the X-90 compared to it’s predecessor was the fold down handlebar which made it easier to transport the bike.
For some the X-90 may seem very similar to the shortster, but it is a complete different bike. For example: Frame, Front Fork, Rear Fork, Gas Tank, Engine and Exhaust are different from Shortster.
The engine used in the X-90 is the same as used on the Z-90 and very similar to the larger 125cc engines in other models, but completly different from the 65cc engine in the Shortster.
- Picture 1: 1973 model
- Pictures 2-3: 1974 model
- Pictures 4-8: 1975 models
- Picture 9: Speedo of 1974 to 1975 models
- Early bikes had a speedo with a smaller diameter
- Picture 10: Two 1974 X90s from France
- Picture 11: Decal which was on the top of many gas tank from 1974 to 1975 models
- Picture 12: Hangtag used in the showrooms at the dealerships
- Picture 13: Owners manual delivered with the bike
- contact me if you need one!
- Picture 16: The 90cc crankcase
- Pictures 17-19: 1975 model equipped with the optional available crash bar.
- thats my own bike
- Picture 20: 1975 X-90 in comparison to a Honda Dax ST-50
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Thanks to Bram from Luxembourg for the picture of his 1973 X90!
Thanks to Greg from Florida for the pictures of the black 1974 and 1975 X-90s!
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