171-Mile Cruise Scooter: 1999 Honda CN250 Helix

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This 1999 Honda CN250 Helix is said to have had a single previous owner and just 171 miles from new. Condition looks very close to new throughout, including crisp digital instrument displays, an unmarred saddle and bright paint. With just ~20 HP from a liquid-cooled four-stroke 244cc single, it’s never going to be quick off the line, but these long-wheelbase scooters make for very comfy cruisers, and with a ~75 MPH top speed, should be able to keep up with traffic without too much trouble. We bet it’d be a hit at Radwood 4. Find it here on Craigslist near Chicago, Illinois for $2,500. Special thanks to BaT reader Ilya G. for this submission. Despite having been made on the cusp of the 21st century, these relatively late model CN250’s look essentially identical to the first model introduced in 1986. The seller admits to a few very small flaws from its time in storage, but condition really does look excellent throughout. There’s a locking trunk that will swallow a helmet in back, and these long-wheelbase, feet-forward style scooters are way more comfy to ride than smaller city commuter-style models, with more room to stretch out and a much smoother ride. Here’s a look at the cockpit, and the digital instrument cluster below. Note the odometer reading. The muffler shows some light signs of use, but that’s pretty much the extent of obvious wear for this scooter. We used to see these tucked in behind big RV’s, but this one’s condition suggests it never saw much sunlight–the seller doesn’t say, but we’d guess it spent most of the past ~20 years in a garage. Reads most of the ad: “You are looking at an all original one-owner 1999 Honda Helix 250 with 171 (not a typo) original miles. This scooter is basically in the same condition it was when it rolled off the showroom floor, with the exception of a couple very small nicks and scratches. It was just ran through our service center and got a thorough inspection to make sure it was ready to put on some more miles. The pictures speak for themselves, this scoot is ready to ride.”

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