In England – 1988 Yamaha TDR50

In Dual-Sport, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

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I’ve featured several examples of Yamaha’s TDR250 in the past, but until today I had no idea that they made a little 50cc version!

Yamaha has an example in their internal museum collection in Communication Plaza, “a space that presents the past, present, and future of the Yamaha Motor group.” On that site, Yamaha themselves call this a “scaled-down 50cc replica of the on/off-road TDR250 sport model.” It utilizes the same 50cc motor that America got in the YSR50, 12″ cast wheels, disc brakes, and over 5 inches of suspension travel at both ends!

This example has a couple of cosmetic issues – the left fairing has a piece of plastic missing where it meets the tank, and the headlight cover is cracked, but that’s almost understandable considering this little bike has covered a healthy 11,476 miles over the years. It needs a couple of tires but everything works and I think it’s just plain cool.

Here’s a video of a different example just so you can get a sense of scale:

Find this little TDR for sale in Minehead, United Kingdom for $2,974

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