1988 Honda ZB50

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Only sold in the US, Canada, and western Europe in 1988, the ZB50 was supposed to be a street sister to the Z50R dirt bike, but it ended up being too expensive for Honda to build and the US only got 3,058 examples before Honda killed it off.

The twin spar perimeter frame makes it look like a tiny sportbike but the 2.6 horsepower engine and 31 mph top speed meant you weren’t going to be going anywhere quickly. It was a great pit bike or learner bike with a dry weight of just 157 pounds but due to the rarity most are just sitting in garages, collecting dust. This example has 1,577 miles and it seems to be in pretty good shape. The seller notes that it is completely original except for a new fuel tank. The sale comes with the owners manual and the warranty documentation.

This example (VIN: JH2AB2201JS000190) has 2,599 miles is in dry storage at the seller’s office, though he confirms that it’s a runner with 135 psi compression in the sole cylinder. The tank and rear rack have been repainted and the front fender is a NOS unit. The sale includes the OEM mirrors.

Find this ZB50 for sale in Greensburg, Pennsylvania with an unmet opening bid of $2,500 here on eBay.

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