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1 of 22 – 1971 Speedway Silver Shadow

In America, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

For many minibike collectors, the Silver Shadow is the Holy Grail. Speedway called it the world’s fastest mini-cycle thanks to a 12.5 horsepower Sachs 2-stroke motor and a weight of just 147 pounds. It’s also incredibly rare (I’ve seen estimates that just 22 were built), which means it can be surprisingly valuable – I’ve featured one in the past that …

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1988 Yamaha YSR50

In Japan, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This baby YSR did not meet reserve despite 19 bids up to $2,900 on eBay in Longboat Key, Florida. Built to look like a mini RZ500, the YSR50 also featured mini performance. The 49.3cc two-stroke engine was capable of pushing the bike up to 38 miles per hour, but companies like Team Calamari have been making stock …

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2004 Honda CB50R Dream

In Japan, Race, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 …

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1971 Honda SL70

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One of Honda’s many popular small displacement trail bikes of the 70s, the SL70 features a 72cc engine and a four-speed transmission. It was very successful with young riders who were learning how to ride dirt and motocross. It was introduced in 1970 but in 1974 it evolved into the XL70 as the ’73 XR75 was a better option for …

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1968 Honda SS125A

In Japan, Small Displacement, Standard by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Honda was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 5-28-2019 Update: The seller has let me know that SS125A has now made its way onto eBay with no reserve, so it’ll find a new owner. Find it with bidding up to $500 here on eBay. The SS125A is one of the hardest Hondas to find …