1983 Yamaha RX50K ‘Midnight Special’ with 598 Miles

SOLD FOR: $4,280

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on August 29, 2023

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In the 80s, Japanese manufacturers produced several 50cc bikes – though nearly all were in plastics that were reminiscent of sportbikes. This bike, the Yamaha RX50, was styled in the opposite spectrum – as the tiniest cruiser that’s probably ever been sold. Styled as a miniature version of a Virago, this bike was released in 1983 as part of a promotion for the “Midnight Special” cruiser line. Certain dealers received one of these RX50’s to sell or raffle off to bring customers in the doors.

The Yamaha RX50 shared its drivetrain with the YSR50, so you get a redline of 10,000 rpm, 7.5 horsepower, and a top speed of around 50-60 mph, depending on your weight. Under 200 pounds, this bike is easy to control, and would be a great beginner bike if they weren’t so rare!

This example is VIN: JYA23H002DA102961. The seller is the original owner, he purchased it from Dillon Cycle Sales in Caldwell, Idaho 38 years ago.

The odometer shows 598 miles and the seller accounts for all miles.

Per the seller, they had a local shop service the motorcycle recently, which included a front brake rebuild, replacing the battery, cleaning the carburetor, cleaning out the tank, and installing a new spark plug.

The seller states this example is stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on the original tires.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller states there are no cosmetic blemishes.

Currently located  in Caldwell, Idaho, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Idaho title. Have any RX50K stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 9

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: downtokokomo

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $4,280 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
downtokokomo August 30, 2023 10:50 am PDT $650
Lucca August 30, 2023 8:49 am PDT $550
TNT August 30, 2023 8:49 am PDT $500 Auto
TNT August 30, 2023 7:51 am PDT $450
Lucca August 29, 2023 5:42 am PDT $350
coloradoclayton August 29, 2023 5:42 am PDT $300 Auto
coloradoclayton August 29, 2023 5:41 am PDT $250 Auto
Lucca August 29, 2023 5:41 am PDT $150
coloradoclayton August 26, 2023 5:43 pm PDT $1
Auction started August 23, 2023 9:27 am PDT
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