581 Miles – 1995 Honda NSR50

In Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Honda NSR50 sold for $6,688 (including the 7% buyer’s fee) after 42 bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

Yesterday I shared a video about how we got 30 bikes in a container from Japan – including some lovely small-displacement machines. Well, here’s the first one we put up for auction: a NSR50.

The NSR50 was in Honda’s lineup for decades before they blessed the USA with a chance to officially try it for ourselves in 2004. Before that year, Americans had to either order one directly from HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) or try to import one through the gray market. It was well worth the effort, because Honda used components that made it much more competent on the track than the usual choice of the Yamaha YSR50. Honda actually offered it in the US in 2004, and for that year it was easily the best deal in minibike racing.

Producing 7.2 horsepower at about 10,000 rpm, the 49 cc two-stroke single is liquid cooled and redlined at 11.5k. This helps powered the NSR50 to a top speed of about 60 mph. Ask anyone serious about racing and they’ll tell you that this is one of the best bikes to get started on. Frankly, many experienced riders love getting practice on the NSR50 and its incredibly light weight of just 161 pounds. Some even came with a lighting kit so you could ride them on the street.

This example is VIN: AC101704423 and the odometer shows 936 kilometers (581 miles). In preparation for the listing, the seller had us flush the coolant, replace the transmission oil, and refill the front and rear brakes. While the bodywork is OEM, the decals are aftermarket. Other than that, the bike is stock. I’d replace the tires and then go hit my local mini-moto track!

Find this Honda NSR50 for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $5,600 and the reserve already met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

Disclosure: Bike-urious is a partner in Iconic Motorbike Auctions.