1987 Suzuki GSX-R 50

In Japan, Small Displacement by Abhi1 Comment

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Post-Sale Update: After 27 bids on eBay, this Suzuki GSX-R 50 sold for $1,326.

The GSX-R 50 was Suzuki’s take on the street-legal minibike movement of the 80s. The Yamaha YSR50 and Honda NSR50 are the more common options, but in our eyes, the Suzuki GSX-R 50 was the best looking, due to the full fairings, and ‘little engine that could’ graphics packages, despite all of 5.2 hp coming from the air-cooled engine. Check out the “Hyper Sports R” decal on the tank!

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This baby gixxer is easily the hardest of the Japanese minibikes to find in the US, as it was only produced for 2 years as a JDM bike only. Making just 5.2 hp and weighing 140 pounds, this won’t be much more than a novelty item, but these mini-bikes can still be a lot of fun. This blue and white paint scheme was the most common of the packages, matching what you could find in the 1100cc big brother of the time:

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The seller has shared a video of this bike on a test ride:

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This specific Suzuki GSX-R 50 has recently received new Continental tires and a complete service so that it’s a one-kick bike. Parts availability is becoming a slight issue with these bikes – don’t be shocked if you find you have to adapt something originally designed for the Honda or Yamaha competitors.

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Find this Suzuki GSX-R 50 here on eBay with bidding up to just over $500 in Smallwood, New York.

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