Post Sale Update: This MT-1B sold for $2,381 after 65 bids on eBay.
If you want a tiny off-road playbike but you want something less common than the Honda Monkey/Mini Trail, then meet the Kawasaki MT-1. Introduced in 1971, it stayed in production until 1974 and was then renamed the KV75 in 1975. Unlike the Honda, the Kawasaki features a 2-stroke motor that produces 4.2 horsepower.
Said engine was paired with a 3-speed semi-automatic transmission, and the MT-1B also featured folding handlebars for easier transport. For more information on the MT1B, check out Cyclepedia.
With the exception of the air cleaner, this example (VIN: MT039597) is said to be original, even including the original Bridgestone tires. The seller says that he went to buy a “couple of Honda CT-70s and this was there so [he] had to have it”. Everything is said to work except for the taillight, and it’s being offered on a bill of sale only. For more photos, check out the seller’s Dropbox album.
And if your kid wants to ride it, here’s what you can tell him or her:
Find this little Kawi for sale in Louisville, Kentucky with bidding up to $1,550