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1989 Yamaha DT50MX For Sale by Auction

  • 1989
  • F687FTU
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


H&H Classic Auction  @ National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands
3rd July, 2024 13:00

1989 Yamaha DT50MX
Late 1980s sports moped
£1, 500 - £2, 000

Registration No: F687 FTU
Frame No: 5M6072346
MOT: None

Smallest model in Yamahas DT Trail bike range
Many 16 year old riders first taste of motorcycling
Supplied with a sticker kit, seat cover and a V5C
The first bike Yamaha produced in 1954 was the YA-1, like the BSA Bantam a copy of the German-made DKW RT125 but in typical Japanese fashion this was soon improved upon with the launch of the YA-2 in 1957. This proved to be an immediate success in sporting events starting a long tradition of achievement that goes on to this day in Moto GP. In 1971 the launch of the RT360 invented a new genre of motorcycle, the trail bike, soon all other manufacturers were copying the concept and in the 1970s Yamaha had a full selection of two-stroke singles from 50cc up to 400cc. One of the most popular models was the DT50, technically a 'moped' so it could legally be ridden by 16-year-olds.

This DT50 is from a deceased estate so unfortunately not much is known of its history. It appears to have had a partial restoration at some point with the paint on the frame and swinging arm looking good. A rare survivor of a bike that tended to get destroyed by first time riders, it has probably not been run for a while so will need some recommissioning before use but the engine turns over on the Kickstarter and it comes supplied with a spare sticker kit, seat cover and a current V5C.

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