3 hours ago
Awesome bike, but..... What’s up with the short output shaft. About one thread on that nut holding the drive sprocket on. Thus is not right.
Hell yea, WFO !!!😎
Rode one....for its day very strong motor, solid front end that engendered confidence!!
Reminds me of the playground bully...the one kid you didn’t want to piss off..
4 hours ago
Deep down and dirty - How about a few laps of Farleigh Castle on a 490 Maico 😲 ... See MoreSee Less
6 hours ago
Had the exact same model, fun when it worked but glad to see the back of it
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9 hours ago
And a fondness for Triumphs as well .if you can remember old boy.
Gorgeous.Dad (bless him) had a fondness for Velos and Rudges.I can see why.
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To true. I had an RD250 way back then. I always remember the article from Daytona showing the new TZ seat units. Always loved the trip to Brands for the Transatlantic. Wish it could be re born.
Eric Lamar Shuler😊👍
Was at Brand's hatch for the first Transatlantic trophy , went to all of them out there as my dad was a marshal happy days !
Used to absolutely love the transatlantic racing
Great memories of watching one of the races at Oulton Park. I knocked on Barry Sheene’s trailer between races and his mum got his autograph for me - just wish I still had it.
That’s when it was a proper paper
The bible back in the day
Its not fit to wrap your chips in now
Still have some in attic
Dale was a personal friend of mine. And two time winner of the Daytona 200. RIP.
Mike Baldwin "old bloody boots" I remember it well he won by a mile at Brands and he'd never seen the place before
12 hours ago
Great motor. Horrible brakes.
Julian James would struggle with this bad boy🎣🎣
13 hours ago
... que recuerdos.. igualita pero con arrows 🤩
RIP Samy 😢
Kevin Martine 😍🤤😍🤤
Aljaž Burger kupi
Kévin Fichelle 🤪
Cheaper than a restored Fizzy too! 😄 Bargain. 👍
Beauuuuutiful things... I once watched one get destroyed by a crash and then fire at Coppice, Donington in 1998 didn't I Chris Defiori
15 hours ago
Nice bike crazy price !!!
Past my test on one of these 🏍👍
Not a DX but had a 1974 RD125 which was a fantastic little bike. I also had a 200, 2x 250, a 400 and a 350LC. Preferred the air cooled ones to the LC.
So two 62cc bores?
my 1st bike !!! great bike to learn on !!
Had a 1977 model 125 DX in blue, a nice bike 👍
17 hours ago
Great bikes and game changers at the time. Missing a breather pipe off tank cap....
these were awesome to ride
Tidy and capable
21 hours ago
My first brand new bike. Ditched the rear shocks for Fox air and rode the crap out of it.
79 RM250 is much better. Especially ergonomics. Ive recently owned and raced both in vintage mx. Definitely a Looker though.
The best bike I ever owned, handled like a dream , and was so fast it was fantastic, it was the best motocross race bike ever 👍👍😎😎
Bought one brand new back in the day and I had many models many different kinds this was one of my favorite dual shock
Almost bought one!
Where it all started...
What a beautiful machine, I remember those days!
...didn't that particular bike originally have a 23" front wheel?
Way more powerful than the trail 70.
Yes she is ..
I had one of those it was a damn death trap didn't handle worth a crap. And Stupid Fast and I do mean fast.
In two strokes we trust ,big bore and direct intake is our motto .🧨💣🏁
the ducks nuts .
Craig Andrew Bayliss
Javi Garcia Vico Privado
I had one.....The Red Rocket! Aluminum tank and alll!! I loved that bike! Wish I had it today!!! 👍👍
My ol mate bought one new.l rode it back then.good bike
I had the same model. Bought used in showroom condition. Think I paid $600 for it.
Who couldn't love a red rocket ?...... sweet. 👍
The bike I learned to ride on. Then moved up to an 84 CR500, the only air cooled CR500. Good times
One horn looking machine
Best looking moto crosser ever made for the year, bar none. I so wanted one of those!
Jan Michael Larsen and it looked like you enjoyed every minute of it mate
Imagine if they were release something like this I wonder how many they would sell.
Bat out hell. Espe ially when power val es open up ..
Tony Thatcher. Just one more...?
I need this to buzz (literally lol) around on
Looks tidy. Ad goes on about needing 'cosmetic restoration' but that's in better nick than the one I ran around on 25-odd years ago.
Any room in your shed Brett Archer 😉
Don't be leaning back when she hits 6k revs .you will be on your back.i had 2 or 3
Displacement: 250.0 ccm (15.26 cubic inches) Engine type: Twin, two-stroke Power: 50.0 HP (36.5 kW)) @ 10000 RPM Top speed: 161.0 km/h (100.0 mph)
must fly must be fun
Love that green. 🟢
They go a lot faster with an RD125LC engine in them.
I had the 80cc .....ahhh the memories 😎
Had rd50 mx with 80scrambler carb fitted
I've got the rd50mx with the 80mx engine
Yep, that's what I had at 16, cracking bike, wish I still had it!😟 But I've found in life bikes, guns and women are connected, you have to sell the one you got to afford the one you want next!!!!😀😋😉
Pity its got a Dt50 head, the wrong handlebars, the wrong mirrors etc. For that money it should be spot on
You were alot cooler with a RD400...lol
My first bike and the most fun😁
Rad, never knew they made dirt bikes, only road racing.
The only way it could be any better would be to ditch the plastic tank for a a CZ polished aluminum ''Coffin'' tank
I had the EMC 250 with a Sachs motor in 79/80. Fast and good handling bike, wish I still had it!
Had a down pip, leather strap, air shocks CZ didn't really care for the dry clutch though, fast and light.
Believe they had to change the name to EMX in about 78-79. Stunning bike.👍👌
How do you get that passed the EPA to get it here ?
Had one at 14 years of age & r9de it all over my small Midwestern town of burlington iowa,,,all my forends had mopeds,,, needless to say this thing ruled would run up around 90mph
Not sure Gold was a 250 A colour...my ram air was certainly this colour...
Mine rattled like a bag of nails,,, louder it rattled the faster it went 😄
Just out of interest were any of you in the London area of Highbury I used to work at Park Motorcycles.
250B l think??
Had the earlier Hustler, great bike
I've had mine for 22yrs
I had the RD 250 LC , classic !! Flyer!!
I have one like this. Loved it.
I remember that bike Dale Rossiter, it went like the clappers. I remember you overtaking me coming up from the higher ferry when I was on my 100cc. Left me for dust.
I had one in red mine 250 b I think long time ago
I had the T-500. A rocket in blue. Put a lot of miles on that one.
I had one of those spent all day one day trying to set the points up and drive my mum mad revving it up all the time
Before the Gt250 was tt250 and before that the t250s both faster than the GT
I loved the Ram Air Suzuki for its beautiful sound the GT250 A made a lot more ringing sounds from the fins and didn't sound as good. As for sound from a bike don't even get me started on the 380 or 550 with a 3 into one which i believe were the best sounding bikes ever and I'm a Yamaha man but was always jealous of the exhaust note of those bikes.
And then the x7 came along.....
Larry Campbell Is that your bike?
One of the better British lightweights. An unusual and distinctive design, a bit like an Adler. 👍
More a so-weird-it's-cool vaguely art-deco ornament than a motorcycle. Would have been horrified by it when I was 17!
Owned the ordinary Arrow, smooth to ride. Poor build quality let them down. Enjoyed it for the 2 years I had it. Traded in in for a new AJS scepter sports 350cc.
Being an American i have never seen one of these,,, very neat art deco styling,,,
The Golden Arrow had some make up and 2,5+HP. Kind of cubist bike , ugliness is subjective and could be it’s strength. Art bike: Leave it or love it !!!
Love the streamline look and those vented brakes were way ahead of its time, reminds me of a bike John Hanlon had 🤣
Dave Symmonds 👀
Had one at 16 went very well with expansion chambers new set of clutch plates was all it consumed in 5 months of thrashing still got one now
Just another ugly bike
And not particularly nice to ride.
I had one loved it.
Somebody out there will love it,
Has it been crashed
Had one of them just about keep up with a moped 😂
This machine is INSANE ! Like wild hog scraming in the forest. 😁
I just want to hear it run....
Barry Mc Quade
Regarde le bordel Michaël Brandel
Pull the motor and bin the rest
The little drag kart things they build around those motors are INSANELY fast
The device was awesome!
Holy shit, as if they're not quick enough!
Have you riden ones of these Graham Moran ? My mate has one, holy shit! Mind numbingly quick!!
Andrew Greig ,. 392 kit. ! !
I'd much rather have the 2 wheeled version. RZ350.
And People say that you cant hear pictures
I have a pair,one to look at and one to ride....
One of the best and most exciting bikes I ever owned .. what a motor 👌
Apparently replacing the exhaust with a YZ one helped.
Had one, an awesome wheelie monster. Swapped it for a frantic trials bike. Absolutely loved our time together 😁
What a bike !! I remember seeing you in Tonbridge Street and twisting the wrist at you. You took the challenge and put it on its back wheel from McDonald's to the end of the high street .Happy days😁
raced my it400 at SAND DEL LEE for many years GREAT WHEELIE BIKE pure stock !!! 🤣
Kaplan cycles is the seller video on YouTube just watched it
had one,only ever bike,i slid the forks,down in the yolks,to stop(well calm down),the wheeling.😂
It you bat mobile Ron, for saving the animals.lol
Very nice 👍
Geoff Spencer ...🤣🤣we both made money $$$🎉
These were brutal ❤️❤️❤️
Once rode the 425..wicked..
I’ve a 490k
Yup, and holy shit!
Had one ,ended up in bits as a donor parts bike for my YZ 490. Ding ding ding dong.
Absolutely right IT400 Yamaha
Great bikes, except for the magnitos.
Not a 465 but an IT400 that Norbert had.
Tony Hutch Kevin Martine
sweet bike man with power to match so hold on and have fun.
Wat een gave beelden. Jammer van al die rijdende chicanes 😜
What's the smallest two stroke four they produced
Tommy Young you on your mini moto my mush
Impressive riding on such a twisty circuit. I like how Dutch riders work with tiddlers such as this and scooter drags.
Alexander Kightley 😍
Wow. Nice riding.
I feel sorry for the younger lads on modern bikes, 125s in particular are very slow in comparison to when I had my dt125r, my wee brother had a Honda xl125 for a few months last year and I had a ride on it and thought this is f**ked. I bought him a nsr125 and he nearly shit his pants when the power valve opened for the first time.😂😂
Andy Hooper that's a nippy 50 there boy 😊
Lol saw 15800 revs.
Damn! He was out running them on the straights too! 16,000 rpm!
Still got one, a 74 model in yellow 👍
I remember these being advertised in Australia
Had a nickname "monkey bike for some reason
General information Displacement: 123.0 ccm (7.51 cubic inches) Engine type: Single cylinder, two-stroke Power: 8.0 HP (5.8 kW)) @ 6000 RPM Top speed: 92.0 km/h (57.2 mph
From my, failing, memory the mtx was the weediest of the 125 trailies. Gotta be better than the strangled four strokes available now!
I assume you mean moi! And when I sat up it you could feel it slow down.... it looked good...buts that’s where it stopped!
Passed my test on one of those in ‘92 Belle vue Greyhound stadium car park
I have had a ts125, kdx125, dt125, and an 85 mtx125 a few years ago. All great fun.
I was talking to a young lad on a modern 4 joke 125 who said that after 50 mph it struggles to go. My DT125LC got going at that speed, I'm sure the MTX will be similar in de-restricted form.
Sam Gibbs 🤤
Mark Oxley, remember when we had one of these lad , and the petrol can, ha ha
The Honda MTX & MBX 125’s engines were solely built to meet the 12BHP allowance for us “17 year old sprogs” from the 80’s I had a Suzuki ‘85 TS125X - once I’d run it in, all you had to do was knock out the washer, tack welded in the front of the expansion pipe connector onto the barrel Knocking that out straight away knocked TS125X up to 20+ BHP 👍👍 I used to cruise past my mate on his MTX (with his head on the handlebars) 😂😂😂
They were great old bikes had one about 20years ago
Had a uk one which was heavily restricted and therefore quite slow. Went to an older but full power 125lc next which felt like a rocket ship in comparison. Would love to try the mtx125 with a fully functional atac valve 🤔
Nothing ever remotely close to this in the US.
Remember the CB125T was a flyer
Had a black and yellow one in 88. Loved it.
I went across Bodmin Moor on one in 1987,great fun but not a scrambler
The petrol was worth more than the bike straights laugh kids on the field and the police will take the kids bikes off them cut crime take the kids toys
Everyone is on about the best bike 13 or 14 we were who had a Harley Davidson at that age that's why we pinched monkeys petrol yous can tell him as well
You paid monkey for that lad was 40p a pint then lad xxx
Loved my KR1s Race bike it was a flying machine, wish i still had it
One of the "wanted but never got" things. By the time that I got to ride one I'd experienced more powerful bikes and was, unsurprisingly, disappointed.
My first bike at 16 slow as shit but I loved the freedom.
No, I'm too old for that, my first bike was a 1939 350cc Matchless.
Exactly the same loved it 399 new in 79 ,had 48 out of it pershooter bigger drive sprok great days ACB 428V...
My first bike. Wish I still had it.
I had a later model, with a full 62cc kit, carb and exhaust. It would touch 70, but had a 500rpm power band.
My first bike loved it and rode it everywhere 🙂🙂😎😎
My first bike
Had a ty 50
I had a gt 50
Yes, got one after I seized my AP50 - a white one - oh to be 16 again
Looks chunky for a 50.
The DT 100 was better and a little more power🔋.
Motor o melhor até hoje
My brother had a white one from T"D motors preston,GCK 742S, 340 quid new
First bike i had great fun
I put the 80 piston and barrel on it.
my first bike. took a file to the exhaust port, modified the reeds and put a fresco on it - with surprisingly good results. it would only seize every other day.
Had two 👍
Martin Brown add to your collection mate 👍
had 2 rockets
Seen a few over the years, didn't seem to catch on, nice looking classic 125
freddie forever !!!
Alex Kennedy tag bill noble pal he needs another one of these 😜👌
You had one of them didn’t you
Only seen one then I was looking at back light disappearing up road 😂
If the Rothmans fags dint kill you this would have 😂
J’en veux une😁😁
Robert McAllister get it
Yamazuki madness 🤪
Does that make it a Yamuki....??
Thats really good. Does not Matter if you like it or not, the fact is someone has put an awful lot of time and effort to make it look that good.
I don’t know about this I always had a soft spot for the TDM & if it could be a two stroke thats a plus & it couldn’t handle any worse than a GT750 could it . Though a V4 500 Yamaha motors would be my choice
Just because you can doesn't mean you should springs to mind
Ruined two bikes then
Woow how cool is that!?
That's fucking impressive.
Shame about the lack of ground clearance. 🙁
Front tyre last the life of the bike 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
A very beautiful bike of GP for the road!😍
love to take this for a run niiice ✌️
Hi Mike, I remember when we visited Howard in North Bay he had a beautiful Dark Green Kawasaki 500 H2. Love the 2,strokes.
Owned one from new, great wee bike, did 30km round trip commutes weekdays and back roads hooning at weekends
Great bike, like a 250 with more power.
This model as in the above pic, to my knowledge, was not imported into S. Africa. What did come after the 350s were the GT 380s. Greetings from Cape Town South Africa.
Had a 1971 T350 Rebel.
I sure would love to have one. I had a 69 model. Only 315 cc but a six speed screamer.
Owned one for a short time when I was 18,great bike.
It looks like a bored/stroked and big finned 250.
pete loveridge 😊
125 or 175?
I LOVE mine
Stuart Wall box fresh woah! 😮
Des monstres et surtout de la guele les japonaise ! 🔥💪🏻😉
Kevin Martine 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤😍😍😍😍😍
BJ Hagan Bob Hagan
Andrew Simpson Richard Hamilton
Andrew Gault 😀
Had kdx like it
I Have rode the 03..Pretty good bikes.
Lookin for a baby green streak.
I'd ride the piss outta it
One of the best years they produced!!!
Gene ONail buy it now for 12,500
Best motorcycle kits ever made
Zu teuer bekommt man bestimmt wo anders günstiger
I remember Protar model kits. Hamleys toy shop used to have them in stock back in the 80s. They went into a lot of detail but were difficult to assemble as I discovered!
Surely it wouldn't be too hard to reproduce these with the technology available now ?
£26.99p when new...
Kent models on FB, have a look at what they've got
Whoever pays £150 for that is a dickhead!
Lovey bike hate the pipes
Never had one but wish I had , was they quick
Worth the money if it had standard pipes on it or Allspeeds. Not Higgspeeds though. Look and sound cheap....cos they are.
Wow. All those CAPITALS hurt my eyes! Sweet looking Kettle though
I like the blue ones
I had a yellow one , bloody loved it apart from the thirst ,then one day it decided to throw the centre con rod through the crank case 💔💔😠😠
We called it a water bucket
I like this !😍
I see a red water bottle
Brian Vallis now that looks niiiice!
Thay like to spit the chain out
Rubber frame with a plastic swingarm and lethal on original tyres in the wet. Nice motor though.
I really need to start saving up for a Suter MMX500 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Spiffing bike, but I can't love the look of Earle's forks. Love the acronym DOT.
Bit like the one I seen on shed N buried last year. When Henry Cole bought one to sell on.
Definitely! Sadly, the demise of Villiers was a setback that the DOT never overcame 😔
DOT's were a popular bike, and were still being ridden at club level well into the seventies.
Good Bike the Dot's👍
Cracking Bike 👍
🤔 those front forks.
My first road legal bike when I was 16 black & red on a Y plate
Came at end pf the popular moped craze Scooters geenerally arex the thing , do get odd ones on geared bikes but not many
Looked Ok but embarrassingly slow. Had an MBX 80 registered as a 50 looked a bit odd but kept up with 125's & bombproof rode it with no radiator for weeks until it finally died.
This was my first bike..I loved it but was a sod for breaking down..brings back great memories
U.K. licencing laws always struck me as strange. I grew up in Utah, and worked part time as a teen in a shop doing light repair when I was in high school, and by the time I turned 15, I had been desert racing on weekends for a number of years already, riding a YZ 250 modified for longer distance races. Utah allowed 15 year olds to obtain a road licence for 500cc bikes and under, so naturally I obtained a H1 500 Kaw triple as my first road bike. Got it secondhand from a neighbor who helped me rebuild the top end. Was just after the Mad Max movie came out, and spent after school days thinking I was king of the desert wasteland, ha ha. What a way to grow up, felt very fortunate.
A friend of mine had one in SA in the 1980s. 2nd gear wheelies without the clutch and over 120km/h. Without tuning other than removing the exhaust restrictor. Very good for a 50cc.
Not the quickest but definitely the slowest
Easy to de restrict 2 washer in the exhaust
Had one with a h100 engine in for the fields as a kid ....
It makes me laugh when I think about how slow restricted mopeds were/are. The only advantage at age 16 was that you didn't have to pedal anymore!
H100 engine was a common swap for these
Yes first bike on the road was white mt5 later a black nicer example before I turned 17
Couldn't keep up with me pal 2 mile an hour quicker than yi🤣
Yes in 1981 when I was 16.
The good thing about the mt5 is the Honda h100 fitted straight in it
Had one slow as f..k and the mb 5 can not beat a fizzy
Paul if we still had them they would be worth a fortune nowadays
9 speed racer was faster
The 125 was weak as water, so the 50 must have been fairly pedestrian!
Hi had the black and gold mb 5
Ook nog.mee gereden ,ne zwarten met geel
Bit on the expensive side though
H100 engine fits straight in was a better upgrade
Just put a h100 motor in
Honda made the worst looking 50s back in the 80/90s MT 50 and MB 50 for example !