Honda has always been one of the world’s best at sub-100cc bikes, from commuter bikes for the people to full on works racers. In 2004, Honda released just 440 copies of one of the best 49cc bikes ever made – the Honda CB50R, otherwise known as the Dream. Built as a replica of the 1962 RC110, it’s considered by some to be one of the most beautiful bikes that’s ever been built.
When new, the Honda CB50R cost a hefty $5,499, and had an engine that revved to nearly 14,000rpm, where it produces about 7 horsepower. Weighing just 156 pounds, the bike came with a 6-speed gearbox and all kinds of HRC goodies, including race-spec cams, valve springs and pistons, and a lightweight generator. You don’t get a battery, and there’s no kickstart – the only way to get this beauty fired up is with a bump start. If you want, HRC will also sell you all kinds of hop-up parts straight from their Japanese catalog.
The seller of this example has offered many bikes on Bike-urious before, and he is the second owner of this machine. He acquired it last year and rode it once “up and down the street to verify its functionality.” He then cleaned the tank and carb and put the bike on display, noting that it’s “essentially still new” but “it is apparent that it’s been ridden less than 1/4 mile.” The sale includes the owner’s manual and a bill of sale (these were never street legal and there was no title).
Find this Dream for sale in San Diego, California for $6,500 here on Craigslist.