Post Listing Update: This Yamaha did not get any interest at the BIN of $2,750 or best offer.
Introduced in 1981, the Yamaha DT50 (also known as the DT50MX) was barely updated throughout its 15-year production run.
It was powered by a 49cc 2-stroke single and made for an excellent pit/camp bike that could even be ridden into town thanks to the street-legal equipment. The late 80s liquid-cooled models had a 6-speed transmission, which helped the bike get up to about 50 miles per hour. Despite the tiny motor, the ergonomics were comfortable for larger riders. A rare option was a Paris-Dakar style bodykit, which just looks awesome:
This example (VIN: JYA3BKA07JC003247) shows 1,222 miles on the odometer and it looks to be a well-preserved survivor. The seller says that he bought one to “buzz around the neighborhood” as he had one as a kid, but he doesn’t ride it so it’s “time to move on.” When he bought it, he had a mechanic go through it and install a “new battery, spark plug, air filter, crank seal, fuel petcock and we removed the tank and sealed it.” It’s said to run great and the seller’s willing to take offers.
Find this DT50 for sale in Brentwood, Tennessee witha BIN of $2,750 or best offer here on eBay.