The first model of Honda’s legendary Z50 lineup was the Z50M, which was adorned in Shasta White bodywork with a Magna Red frame and a plaid seat. US riders rarely saw the original bike because they were initially just sold in Europe and Canada – it even took a few months before Honda offered it in its home market of Japan. The bike was unexpectedly popular and the rest is history.
The Z50M was powered by a 49cc air-cooled 4-stroke single that produced 4.5 horsepower.
This example (VIN: Z50M105885) has just 893 miles and it was imported from Japan in 1968. The bike runs, however the tank has been relined and the liner is falling apart. The seller has gotten around it by installing a fuel filter and a clear line – he pulls it off and drains the sediment after each time he runs it. Still, that’s something the next owner will have to worry about.
Find this Z50M for sale in Redondo Beach, California with bidding up to $6,500 here on eBay.