In 1968, in Japan, Honda introduced the CD50 as an alternative to the faster SS50. The CD50 had a somewhat milder engine, with four gears and a cast iron cylinder. In Asia, the CD got a solo seat, and a large rear rack, so that it could be used as a delivery moped. The Dutch CD50H had a buddy seat, and it came in the colors Candy Ruby Red and Candy Sapphire Blue. Until 2007, a modernized version of the CD50 was sold as Benly, in Japan.