At Yamaha’s headquarters in Iwata, Japan, they host a collection of impressive machines. One of them is the RZ50, a bike that they say “was created to provide the same 2-stroke machine appeal as the RZ250 and RZ350, but in a 50cc supersports package. The lightweight, highly rigid double cradle frame mounted a liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder engine with the Yamaha Energy Induction System (YEIS) and a 6-speed close-ratio transmission.”
“The chassis had a Monocross suspension, 18-inch cast wheels for the front and rear and a front disc brake, and the RZ50 boasted the best performance in its class at the time.” We just say that it’s very, very cool. The liquid-cooled, 49cc 2-stroke motor produced 7 horsepower and 4.5 lb-ft of torque – not big numbers, but it only had to move 165 pounds of bike.
This example (VIN: 5R2-441291, Engine # 5R2-204619) is the third of several bikes from a collection sourced in South Africa (and currently available at our shop in Santa Monica, California).
We believe (but are not able to confirm) that it is a 1991 model.
The odometer shows 15,090 kilometers (9,376 miles).
It appears to have been repainted in the past (bodywork and frame).
It is missing the tachometer cable and mirrors.
In preparation for the auction, we had Angel clean the carb, install a new 6 volt battery, flush the front brake, flush the fuel tank, install a new fuel filter, flush the gear oil, fix the oil injection pump, and give the bike a detail.
The sale includes two keys.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any RZ50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Santa Monica, California
Bill of Sale Only
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.