Phase 1 Project update on the trail 70. The 72cc engine was fun and all, but I couldn’t really resist the siren call of the 140cc. It makes around 12hp vs the stock 5 hp, and it’s a 4 speed with a hand clutch vs a 3 speed semi auto. Oh yeah and there’s a new, considerably sillier exhaust.

Phase 2 is going to involve a disk brake front end that uses more modern dampened forks, some bmx style handle bars, new tires, powder coating the rims black, and the whole lighting and charging system setup. This thing is turning into a bit of a money pit, but I’m looking at it as a half price, retro grom rather than an expensive overbuild ct70. It’s all about perspective right?