3rd Jul, 2024 12:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 138
 

1989 Yamaha DT50MX
Late 1980s sports moped

Sold for £1,840

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

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

  • Smallest model in Yamaha's 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. The latter 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.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 3rd Jul, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands.

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