Post Sale Update: This MT5A sold for $6,500 after 27 bids on eBay in Georgetown, Texas.
Primarily produced in the late 60s and 70s, Indian’s range of off-road-oriented tiddlers included some very cool offerings such as the Boy Racer, the ME100, the SS125MX, even a kid bike with a full-on mini sidecar. One of the most visually distinctive options was the MT5A, mono-tank-and-bodied MT5A, a miniature trials bike with one piece bodywork and fuel tank.
The baby trials machine featured a .75 gallon tank, a 48cc Morini 2-stroke engine, and a 12mm Dell’Orto carb. It was offered with optional training wheels and it weighed just 57 pounds dry.
This example (VIN: 1910069) was given to the seller as a Christmas present when he was seven years old. He says it runs perfectly though the tank is currently drained. There’s still oil in the motor and he kicks it over “bi weekly to make sure it stays lubed and compression is good.”
Find this MT5A for sale in Georgetown, Texas with bidding up $2,000 and the reserve met here on eBay.