No Reserve – 1986 Yamaha YSR80

SOLD FOR: $4,079

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 7, 2023

Winner: funbike71

Winning Bid: $3,812
Buyer Fee: $267
Total: $4,079

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Introduced in 1986, the Yamaha YSR80 is a much rarer big brother to the YSR50, a popular miniature motorcycle that even surprises knowledgeable motorcyclists when they discover the bikes can be plated and legally run on the street in certain states.

The 79cc two-stroke motor was good for approximately 8-9 horsepower, and it was paired with a 5-speed transmission, front disc/rear drum brake, and styling that truly made it feel like part of Yamaha’s sportbike family. The 1986 model was offered in two color schemes: red/white and blue/yellow. The YSR80 saw more time in the spotlight predominantly due to its larger powerplant and its more performance-oriented components — such as the front disc brake.

In Japan, the little bike appealed to those looking for a frugal and funky way to commute to and from work in the thick of the city proper. Across the seas, it mostly appealed to junior racers looking to hone their skills and build their familiarity with bikes. The YSR80 was one of many motorcycles to come out of the 80’s that was known for being different and fun, but make no mistake — this tiny terror would stand out in any crowd.

We have not been able to find a photo or video of it, but Wayne Rainey supposedly rode a Marlboro-branded YSR50 in a 1-lap promotional race at Phillip Island in 1986. In Yamaha’s home market of Japan, they offered a limited run of “Marlboro Edition” YSRs that had a decal package matching what Rainey rode. You could even order matching gear (helmet/suit/gloves). Please note that we believe this specific example has been painted to match and was likely not an original Marlboro Edition bike.

This example is VIN: 2GX08834.

The odometer shows 10,418 kilometers (6,473 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean the fuel tank, flush the hydraulic fluid, change the transmission oil, and verify the proper functioning of the oil injection system.

Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Tire Year Front/Rear: 3919/0820
Tire % Front/Rear: 90/90
Tire Press Front/ Rear:22/25
Brake % Front/Rear: 90/DRUM 70+
Hydraulic: NEW
Oil: NEW
Coolant: NA
Low Beam: OK
High Beam: OK
Turn: OK
Tail Light: OK
Brake Light: OK
Plate Light: OK
Kill: OK
Horn: OK
Battery: OK


Custom paint. We believe this was not an original Marlboro Edition but has been painted to look like one.

Aftermarket pipe.

Braided stainless steel front brake line.

LED headlight.

Not pictured is a 12V battery conversion.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on IRC Mobicity SGT-001 tires with date codes of 3919 and 0820.

The sale includes three keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any YSR80 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California












Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 23

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: funbike71

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
funbike71 July 7, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $3,812
Sracer July 7, 2023 2:57 pm PDT $3,712 Auto
funbike71 July 7, 2023 2:57 pm PDT $3,700
Sracer July 7, 2023 1:45 pm PDT $3,600
Bigworm11 July 7, 2023 1:44 pm PDT $3,500 Auto
Sracer July 7, 2023 1:44 pm PDT $3,450
Bigworm11 July 7, 2023 12:45 pm PDT $3,350 July 7, 2023 11:41 am PDT $3,250
Bigworm11 July 7, 2023 11:41 am PDT $3,200 Auto
Bigworm11 July 7, 2023 10:30 am PDT $3,101
Sracer July 7, 2023 9:39 am PDT $3,001 Auto
funbike71 July 7, 2023 9:39 am PDT $3,000
Sracer July 5, 2023 1:18 pm PDT $2,900
Duffy21690 July 4, 2023 11:26 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
Duffy21690 July 2, 2023 5:49 am PDT $2,600
DRog July 2, 2023 5:49 am PDT $2,500 Auto
DRog June 30, 2023 6:40 pm PDT $2,100 Auto
Bird427 June 30, 2023 6:40 pm PDT $2,000
DRog June 30, 2023 6:40 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
Bird427 June 30, 2023 6:40 pm PDT $1,000
DRog June 30, 2023 6:39 pm PDT $600 Auto
Bird427 June 30, 2023 6:39 pm PDT $500
DRog June 30, 2023 5:27 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started June 30, 2023 10:23 am PDT
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