3 hours ago
Still a work of art , all these people blowing past them ok, truth is they made a wonderful trail bike that was comfortable for genuine trail riding where speed was not the objective.
I've always liked Hodaka motorcycles !
Yeah, those things were pretty weak.
They made Chinese bikes look good
Those were cool little bikes, we had one in the family.
FIRST MOTOR I EVER REBUILT.I WAS 12
Had a better one called "SUPER RAT"
Only when I blew by them on my 125 Elsinore ..
They were a staple in the 100cc class in the California desert. Many made their way up the ranks starting with a Hodaka.
They had one named Combat Wombat.
Rat, Super Rat, ....😂
9 hours ago
Cotton Cobra 250 with a Fluff Brown built Villiers Starmaker engine. British readers will remember these on BBC 'Grandstand' scrambling I bet 😍
For sale on eBay: >> ebay.to/35jNFym ... See MoreSee Less
I remember my I think I was my 1972 Yamaha 125 Enduro from San Diego Yamaha. I put a 175 Barrell and piston on it and was cool. 😀 🏍️
The engine reminds me (a bit) of a Greeves engine.
Yeh. They made some killer bikes.
Ever heard of a Montesa? A friend of mine had one.
10 hours ago
Take a walk round a stunning 1984 Suzuki RM500 motocross bike with 'Captain' Ken Kaplan at the New England Motorcycle Museum. From the last year of RM500 production and one of the fastest of the 80's air-cooled open class MX machines, Ken gives it a thorough work out too!
Check out the Kaplan Cycles New England Motorcycle Museum YouTube channel here: bit.ly/2ZXS1rx
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Yep if I was reincarnated I wanna come back as you your got the best job awesome all the time,bikes are brilliant thanks 😜😜😁😁😎
A thing of beauty,rode a 92 cr500 for one lap ,I was a 10 stone pissed wet through 125cc rider,I hung of the back of it like a flag!
That bike sounds sweeeeeet👌
Love how the RM has hardly any sagg in the full floater , mint bike..
Gotta show some dirt test! Awsum bikes though! Love every one so far
Make sure it’s pointed in the direction you want to go when you hammer it.
Seb Seb, Nicolas Lgr😁😁
My second dirt bike when I was 19, RM465 my first dirt bike 😍
Gary Vatavuk Wow, look at this Gaaaary !!! 😜😂🤣
What kind of funny bitch, are you 🤣🙃🙃
David Chunk Gair
Wim Poffers dit zijn ze!
Phil Eggs fark👌
Augusto Martinez donde está el grillo tuyo?
12 hours ago
A great bike tho truth be told, the VJ22 looks best in either black or blue and white. This colour scheme is of its time I suppose.
That is probably the most 90's colour scheme ever. Love it.
Wow amazing to say the least
How much was one new? 🤔
Mervyn Buckle New
I do like the RGV, definitely don't like the shell suit graphics of the time...
quite possibly one the best original examples in the country..?? nah mate.. mine is way way better 😉 he he he
This was exactly the same colour as mine when I brought it, I was second owner
Terence Hargreaves look at the price 😮
13 hours ago
I m missing the smell
Kevin Martine ça doit pas être très gros mais j’adore !!! 😍😍😍
Can almost smell the 2 stroke..😎
David van Koppen als we klaar zijn met die andere hokken dan gaan we aan dit soort machines verder
Nothing comes close to a two stroke. Love that sound! ❤️
500 single crosser now that’s the best noise or music, my kx would rattle my parents windows on a Sunday morning 😂😂
15 hours ago
That is mint! I nearly got one that I'd found, but somebody claimed it the day before it would have been mine!!
I did 15 miles on the A5 to work and back on one of these for a few months.. Racing an rg500 around an iceberg on slicks would have been safer and would have took a lot less peddling in the uphill bits! 😂
I'd sooner watch paint dry. We laughed at them in the 70s and I'm still laughing now!!🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
My cuz has got an old Honda Expres with less than 35 miles on it he’s done a lot of work on it but runs mint
Better than a Raleigh wisp or a NSU ( Audi) quickly, and shanks’s pony
My uncle bought one of these in 76, when i had my fizzy, think he paid £199 otr, even then i thought he was robbed......lol
The first powered two wheeler I ever rode - oh the power!
Steven Wickson Due you remember your Yellow Puch Maxi back in a day .
We all did have them as kids riding on disused coal pits never chucked in canal mind .....graet add
Chicken chasers.....great fun when we was kids.
We all still Admire and laugh But all close to our hearts
My mate had one , went through the greenhouse on it cut himself to bits funny for moment he was ok
My first wheels... 🛵
First bike I ever rode at around 8-9, a bright orange one 🍊😁
Ms50 v 3 speed yep reg
Here in Brazil, we had this model in 1977. I had one of it in dark green. It was my first bike and I'm 11 years old in those days...
Here's mine ,6 of my mates have got them, they're great fun
Brazil's 1977 model.
My mrs had one in 1983 red (no cross bar tho.) Sold it for £80 in 1985 was in good nic aswell. Lol
Had one in 74
16 hours ago
Prone for middle cylinder seizures people have short memories it seems 😩
That gas tank so sexy...
Sorry Shane wrong answer.
Yes ram air ones were shit
Craig Birch it didn’t think it could be improved but here we are
This I like a lot.
Best triple ever
Sounded lovely but could only just about pull your hat off 😉
Getting better by the day, like this style big time, great to see the 380 in a different guise now if its done right like this one👍
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#TBT to 1980 - 'Elsie gets a new paint job and fairing/cowl combo 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
In my opinion this is still the best looking bike ever.
I had a RD350 in White/blue. I too wish I hadn't sold it....what a machine it was...fantastic ride
Lovin this fantastic i had one same colour as this white with red stripes 😊
This is my Cuz’s one might be up for sale soon engine not even run in yet
I had a red /white one.fully faired.. wish I had it now...
No too dissimilar from the XJ650 shaft drive I liked those as well, nice shape
Pity the lid isn't
Real hoolagan .. never to be topped .. EVER 😁
Bubba Zanetti helmet there
Rads don't belong on bikes imo
Top bike love the fairing belly pan combo in true Pro Am style
Always regretted selling it.
I so do wish that I never sold my 350.
Great article. Terrible helmet.
Still love the Mars Bar scheme
My first, black and red 😍😍😍
still one of the best bikes ever made
21 hours ago
We still use them in the National Home Guard in Sweden. They were made in the early 80's. They are 250 cc. Perfect with automatic gearbox when directing traffic or what your mission for the day is. Much easier to handle the bike when you are fully kitted with military equipment. We also drive them with skis mounted to the frame and your feets into skis during the winter season. Snow and skis to the bike is very fun and a bit scary when it suddenly change gear at a powerslide.
I had one, Model Year -84. With a little modification, it was a beast. Horror of friends. Unfortunately, the clutch was the weakest link.
I have rode one here in Colorado on a very tight, stupidly steep trail... it was terrifying as it only wanted to rocketship when the clutch kicked in. Also NO compression to hold you back going downhill. This was a friend's dad's bike and likely needed to be adjusted.
Ad a later twinshock CR500 was a beast 😀
I had one 😁 Just changed the front fork, from a Cagiva 250cc.
Was it Dick Burleson who rode one of these in the states to great effect? The Husky Auto!
I rode one when they first came out, awesome.
1 fine cycle..
I have! 👍🏻
Oh but I have. Strange to start with but fabulous after an hour in the tight stuff.
I have lol
Had a go on a Husky 390 Auto motocross ... ONCE ! That was enough for me. Front comes up, no problem, then BANG auto changes to 2nd gear and backflip off !
A one legged motorcycle journalist that wrote for Australian dirt bike had one back in the day
23 hours ago
I owned one. Bought second hand in 1994 too. Red/ orange colour. Great we bike, drove from Belfast to barnstaple and back one weekend on it and it never missed a beat
Had two. My first bike, a V reg, back in 1985 then bought another one in 2004.
The were not as popular as the Suzuki GP and Yamaha RS models, no idea why though, just as reliable and fun and more stylish in my opinion !!!
My love gto
My uncle had one. Leaky down pipe but nice bike.
Very easy to wheelie I seem to remember, the kh 125 and the kh 400 always seemed to have the front wheel in the air 😁
Murray Gissing I can see mick flat out literally 😂😂
Grate little bike had one
Cool little rocket
Awesome bike, had one myself 👍👍
Your Arms say Nooooo... 💪
Yes, many years. Loved it. Torque machine.
With the nut-catcher gap between the seat and tank!
One of my all time favorite motocross bikes.
I had a CR 450cc Husquvarna similar year..Great handling and lots of power for its time!!!
One of those bloody near killed me , and I was only a spectator !
What a Awesome bike!😎
Well, Steve cashed in his chips years ago, Malcolm is still alive and smiling. I choose Malcolm!
A Honda RS250 race bike on the road? - Why not? (just give yourself plenty of time to fire it up! 😁) - Who else would love a quick go on this? ... See MoreSee Less
The bike is a Honda RS250 NX5, prepared for the street. Headlights, indicators, horn and a bespoke side stand. Perfect for those trips to the shops.
Only smoking out one exhaust is this normal I thought both would do it on a cold start up?
Imagine the power and how light the engine is. Its a monster
Gordon McGuffin Sean Gormley
Matt Bufford Brepoels
Is that you Matt Patterson ??
Ok look good gt ate bike ,but fuck that type of starting shit
I'm next thanks👍
LOL, just don't let go of the clutch before you get on.
Not on the road 😳
finally some ultra cool honda
Music to my ears👍👍
Dik ook Guido Lambregtse 👌🏻
Is this the special back to front nsr?
Yes and it was a great little bike
Bought one as a wreck in the early 90's. Fixed up and had a ball on it. Great little bike.
Yeah , had one when I was 18 followed by a 500 & currently own a Mk3
Loved my MK1 Swarbrick pipes, K&Ns , bit of work on the heads and barrels .. she used to fly. Pass a MK2 for sale in a dealers every now and again... SO tempted !!
Such fun light bike
Dumbest motorcycle related thing i ever did was sell mine! 🙁
Top bike so much fun @220 kmph on the way to work.
Trying to rebuild one at moment mk2 but struggling for parts
Used to work with someone who had one. Lovely bikes 👍
In india Hyderabad
Was a beast mate, I remember her too 🔥🔥🔥
Sven Hocking exactly this one, this colour scheme.
Mark Best loved my old one ,
Loved it Gavin Lawrance .
Had an a reg one gave it a good blast bout 5 miles on the m65 looked in the mirror never seen as much smoke nearly caused a pile up went a lot better afterwards tho
Rode one with an Elsie engine in it. Fantastic bit of kit but it liked to shake it's head more than my Mrs does when I'm on ebay after a pint!
Had one and a mark 3 great bikes a shame i didn't keep them along with an dry clutch nsr250 and rd400 i had 😢
Had each model as well as proddy raced them, our WD model had a single disc up front, bloody good bikes.
Yeah still got mine 😃
Still got some. Its a 1984 WE model Same as my HB
I came close twice,to getting.one,.Foggy,The Black Isle and Doug Scott,A7.
They are perfect for what they are designed to do. I had a 72 YZ125
Adam Cook?? Get your wallet out
I remember these new when i worked at Matthews Cycle world in Perth with John. They were very nice bikes.
What ever happened to Ossa ?
Mick Andrews Replica...just lovely!!
Great bikes, old school at its best.
Gorgeous machine, colours are perfect 👌😍
Had one ossa mar great bike
With nickel plated frame
Had two Ossa mar over the years both 250cc didn't think they did the 350cc in the mar
Road Reg ?
Brilliant bit of kit
My first bike, a B2 . Great little machine. Fantastic era . You could get your provisional license and buy a 90+mph 250 , slap on some L-plates and you were away . No wonder they changed the law . Happy days. 😊
Sound cool ! Don’t have to be fast.
Had one sounds lovely but gutless.
Yes Steve we did.
Had the 440
Bol-e-dor ? Or summat like that 🤔
Just missed out on one recently on gumtree. Damn
Bargain for someone
Would like that now👍
Back in the day we sold them by the dozen!🤓
This is nice Kevin Bailey look at the price 😢😢😁👍👍👍
I dare my look Chris lol.
Yours was t reg if I remember
Great bikes, i had the 175 version 🙂
Had one (green) slightly faster than the (red) ones, and much faster than the (blue) ones, 😂these were a great trailbike on and off the tarmac, not as good as the Dt175, but a very close in terms of handling and reliability.
Besides these weren’t sold in the states, I am surprised to see a rotary valve in a late model bike
That’s rather nice.👍
Great little bike
Nice but nearly £4000? Really?!?
TS dislike it 😁
Should be green 😆
Great bikes !!!
Fall to bits after six hours
I remember the KE-1OOs.
I had an N registered one in Green. It totally restored my faith in motorcycles after bad experiences with Honda's!
Had a red one like this. First bike on the road, sold it and got a green KMX 125.
Had one, it was bulletproof.,
Owner may say 175 - Bike says 125 😃 Had a Kawasaki Green 1977 KE100 when new. High geared, under powered amd one of the funnest bikes I’ve ever owned.
My KE 125 1985 was fantastic 75 mph, pull the plastic air box shroud off and get a clean revving 15hp instead of the limited 12hp...that extra 3hp made all the difference
Once upon a time I had a brand new one 1985 CR 500 I bought it in Hawaii while I was in the service
They were the days. Wish I had never sold it. 😩
Bought one when I was a junior in high school , me and my dad went and picked it up! Was 500$. Should have kept it😢
Looks like a factory works bike..
The best looking model by far 👍😎👍😎👍
I raced the 1985 CR250 - a fabulous bike. This 500 is simply a thing of beauty !!! 😍😍😍
Don’t know if it’s a typo, but the ad states it’s ‘road registered?!’ 🤪
That is a bad bike boys the CR and RM 250 and 500s we're the badest bikes out there in my opinion.
One of the best bikes I've ever ridden !
Beutifull bike I used to have to lean up agenst a wall to get on the fker
Nice bike mate
What a beauty! 💨💨
Now that's a trick bike
87 CR 500 My last dirt bike miss it
The beauty and the beast in one❤
Great Bike ,Mad
Honda's red rocket
Great colors,pass on rear brake
Thought 86 was first watercooled
She is a beauty !!!!
Looks mint !
What are the fastest Thumpers you can put between your legs
Ace looking bike, especially with the fairing off! I could never workout why manufacturers put the front brake on the right hand side of the wheel. The cable takes a long convoluted trip around the forks and gubbins, and wastes power from the rider's hand, because of the amount of turns and the cable stretch from a long cable.
So utterly beautiful!!❤
Race Historie 50cc & 125cc
Stuart Graham ?😉😂
You have to be fearless and genuinely talented to take something like this to the track....I'd love to have this in a man cave but would leave the riding to Barry...
That's a bike. 😁
It just looks a proper piece of kit
Very good engineered 👍🏻
The elegant simplicity, and beauty of '70's era cafe racers!
Great looking bike. The KDX seemed more popular with the clubmen in the uk.
Looks the same.
$3,250 pounds, what does that work out now in Australia money. 🤔
I had DT 360 and TT 500, I loved the older bikes they were bullet proof.
Was the rankest bike! That power band was sick!
200cc? Not a UK bike is it. I had an IT250G fantastic bike 😀
👍 me mate and I, have 1 each IT 465 board to nearly a 500 ,81 model, crazy. 😃
IT's were solid in their day.. Nice example that one!
Weren’t the last ones made fitted with a front disk?
Looks like an '85 '86 have front disc brakes
Heading to hp a trade in 240 back in the 80's met a girl.. Should have bought the the bike
Yep, got one. Fantastic! Thats the French version.
Great bikes, possibly 83 or thereabouts?
Break IT’s down for parts daily 🤣
I had one for a short while. Brilliant fun!!
The ITs are still my favourite 2 strokers.
Had a 1982 model if i remember correctly it it250j
87 has disc brake
I Have to say Peter,Yes wild😂
Not a 87 model
David Anthony Ross IT250 was crazy!!
Jake Burton I like this.
I bought one with top end stripped 4years old for £100 quid I paid 50 up front and road the bike back to him to pay the rest 2 hours later 😏 one of my favourite bikes and I was well into my RD’s didn’t use the front tyre much 😊
Traded a few of them when the 250 license change killed them off. Both nipped up...I was told by the Suzuki dealership to pre-mix...I never felt that Suzuki developed them properly. Would love one now, but would pre-mix...
Had the red version of this. Passed my test on it. Had so much fun on it.
Suzuki X7, the maddest air cooled road legal 2 stroke 250 there ever was. 😍
Ad a standard red one and a blue one with white wheels and microns 😀 cracking bike 👍
Yep blue and a white one two ,Great road bike , wheelie fun .
Brings back some memories 👍
Great bike, great fun.
Yep rode it from Wiltshire to Yorkshire and nearly back Seized on the M4 near Bath due to a dodgy auto lube
Mine was stripped down to reduce weight, beckett tuned... got it so out of shape thrashing to matlock...bloody thing spat me off ...oh the fun 😅
yes i had one rapid for a 250 loved the howl from standard pipes
My X7 back in 1987...
Exactly the same. Loved it. MUD819W. £810 brand new.
Were these still selling even after the LCs came out?
White and blue one in 1979 👍
Would love to know what happened to mine.
I had two GT’s
I remember Simon having the x7
Only 250 apart from rd250 yo do 100mph 160km/ hr
Still preferred the originals 👍
Rich Parkins. Red ones were faster!👌🏽
Good looking bike
Rodney Marsh here’s one for you
Andrew Parratt. Remember Eddie Shrunkhead had one of these lol. 😄
Malanca cammi tre giorni e poi se stanca!!! 😂😂
A nice 250 air cooled lump squeezed in the frame would be interesting
...the Italians made some amazing small bikes...this was being turned out when the Raleigh Runabout was popular...
Night school project
Nice looking bike 😎
j ai eu elsinore grise puis une 78 rouge
Had the MT125
I have one stripped back for VMX...
I had the 125 .
Nice memories of this bike .rip johnny
I was offered a barn find six weeks ago. Original one owner.
Eh oui Françis après avoir eu tous les deux ...une 125 XL, chez le père Husquin nous sommes rentrés dans le monde du tout terrain...ma première vrai moto cross une 125 Elsinore EX Potisek après souviens-toi 125 CR puis Suzuki RMA RMB RMC..... C était le bon temps où le dimanche c était l éclate dans les chemins puis sur le terrain de Loffre avec le Fiat 238 de la CADO 👍👍👍
I’ll take one now please !!!
A street legal Elsinore.
Yes,,I daily drove that exact bike for two years.
Plenty of these around when I was a young bloke brother had two mate had one pretty good for there time 😁😁
WoW that's nice
I never owned one, but I had a riding buddy who's Dad had one.
Jim Magby and i had little brother 125's
Had one in the seventies didn’t like it much pretty gutless I thought don’t even remember what I did with it
I had a CR125 red devil in 1980 .No bottom end but holy heck it got motoring up top 👍
Had a CR125 in 73, was a great bike.
I have 73 cr 250 back in early 80s fast bike
The Mt250E! 😁
So many becoming available thesedays, it seems a lot of them ended up in the USA.
A cousin had one back in the late 70's we used to hammer it around the wastes of of a disused lead mine. fell off it a lot and would have one now in a heartbeat.
I bought one for peanuts 20 years ago.
nice bike a little pricey but nice
An awesome flat track bike!!!
These ISDT bikes were expensive in the day and were very capable.
My uncle has the same bike 15 years back in Slovakia
Nice bike I have a 73 Cz 250 same looking bike 4 spd for sale and a bunch of parts
I always love coffin tank CZs.
It would make a great Super motard.
Had one in 1975 -6 used to leave any other 250 for dead l even raced in open class against 500s and did ok. Would fly around berms and could out jump any thing just keep your kidney belt tight. Great bike.
Simple and good fun
400 type 981. Purchased 1978, given a clean up and enjoyed for a few years. Fast bike, The spec plate said weight 97kg. Power 42 HP at 6200 rpm. 4 speed gearbox.
Even the pipe says... we are here to kick ars....
A bike with the same name as my initials and this one has my number on it. If only it were in the US...
It's got that coffin style tank. Trick
Had the 125 when I was 16 it was bullet proof
I used to have an old ajs trails bike, looked just the same🤔
Looks sweet but what woild you do with it Al? Hogan was not a CZ dealer but my college roommate worked at Brockton Motorsports and they sold Jawa and CZ for sure cool bikes in the day. If you pull up the Motocross Files Brad Lakey show there is lots of CZ action footage great stuff!
Had one just like it, was a hill climber 72 tooth sprocket in the rear.
hauling the CZ's for a day of riding 🙂
Had a 400 same color wish I never let it go
Just looking at it maker's my spinal column compress !
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Much better racing than moto 2
Yep cant agree more, 👍🏻👍🏻
Wow, never really wanted one until I seen this, no way they looked this good new. Beautiful bike.
My 2 Bottles, the black one I had as teenager, it went very well. 👍
Looks nice, But u want too much money for it.
About 5k overpriced and I’d want original exhaust too.
Brilliant beautiful awesome bike .............stupid pathetic insane price 😂😂😂
Great bikes.They are very rare sight nowadays..
The old ''Zuki Boiler Pot''
Abserlutely buetiful, ye that and 750 kawasaki triple, best sound ever jon 👌
14 grand. Jesus, it’s cool but not that cool.
Stunning and very expensive.
Une bouillote !!!!
Bought a new 1976 had pipes and kn filters
Si, dans les deux cas, ça fonctionne avec de l'eau...... pas compatible avec l'acier 😂😂🤣🤣
Love them Buffalos
Owned one n bloody fantastic
I had one identical 🤣👍
La Machina...nada es igual....
San na logar tong motor nato
Love the air intake on front brakes
Had this when I was 17, on the road. Used to lift the front wheel in most gears.
Lovely looking bike, I love the massive fins on the head, had same engine in an old twinshock trials bike, I would love it !!
I wish I had never sold my Greeves Scottish Trials bike
sweet bike when turned up for maximum power man.
Its a c1965 Challenger frame modified for road use, the frame number though is 24SAS (61/1903) so either the frame has been re stamped or the SAS beam has been fitted to the later frame. Engine is Challenger, front hub is Silverstone. Having said that a nicely put together fast road bike 100mph maybe on a good day. Not a bike for the rivet counter/collector but a bike to be ridden. Greeves built a OBG 24DD special with a Villiers engine with Challenger top end, this bike looks to have been built with that in mind. www.flickr.com/photos/10631124@N07/16002690431/in/photolist-K8uREB-MkQdrS-24RvPdT-23fGrir-21rSfZB...
Paul Turner John Matthews
Very nice this, look at the Big fins on the head too, nice to see these surviving today.
Great solid design. It does look a bit East European.
Friend had a Greeves Hawkstone 😉
Work of art
I had a MK 8,from road use , to full racing spec.in the seventies. I worked for the main dealership in lee in London.
I remember your itom Steve u mounted the pavement & disappeared over the hedge me & alan thought u were bloody dead !!
First bike I ever went on the back of a 65cc model a friend had on his farm.
Beryl Swain, wow certainly knew how to ride a motorcycle.
Never knew this even existed until I saw this post
What a lovely machine
Ace Bars, what a bonus...
What a delicious bike, shed loads of fun.
Looks like a minarelli P3 engine...which means a back pedal rear break...only for the brave. These little bikes are works of art...
Angelo Custodio pre ganto ung sayo ano?
Cormac Lynch 👌
still get pulled over from how it looks , i had my yamaha it400 road legal and about once a month i get stopped thinking its off road only, plus it wear out those tires fast , know off road nice power awesome stunt bike
It's in the UK 🇬🇧 day time mot 😎
No mirror, horn or brake light.....road legal?......not in New england......
No such thing as a day time MOT they just put on the form No lights fitted during examination and all you need is a full size number plate, a reflector and electric horn. You can fit lights the next day and ride it at night no problem
No headlight....and I guarantee the spark arrester says....for closed course competition only.......where is this street legal......my yz490 would be street legal if this is.......
Those forks are outstanding.
Keeping an eye on a few on eBay as I have one tucked away.
Ronny Ponny 😊👍
It seems to have disappeared. Sold? Who was Walter Wolf anyway?
I know they are special but 12k is ridiculous 🥺
Very rare standard but that's heavily modified so not as collectable...
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Dave David Ross
Chathams? Yes, they were a big name in Edinburgh in the early 70s. They later got more into cars, when Honda moved there. Still going too but moved premises
Nothing It’s all in working order 🤪
A bee up the kilt wouldn’t be fun hey?
I think it ll need to wear pants to stop shitting on the saddle when he hits the brakes at 120 mph with the front drum brake!
If he's a MacDonald it's a 1/4lber
How can you tell if a kilt wearer is wearing pants ? Look for dandruff on their shoes !
Air cooled and it has it's benefits 🙂
Jimmy Logan I think
Thats wrong its a yamaha 🤣🤣🤣
Looks like les dawson on a bike
An English girl head
Drew Jonsen bit of you this surely lol
Jandy Chatham your grandads shop was it?
John Slater one for you lol
I dont know.. but put your hand up there and your going to get kilt
Looks a wee bit like Lou Macari. Celtic and Man U legend.
This was my 250 LC. Bought it from Manchester for £370. Had a full fairing. Yellow frame. Put belly pan on. Bikini fairing, new paint. Recon engine, 12mths mot. And sold it for £400. How mad was I lol
Blimey! Is that the price of a 250 import theses days . Prices must surely top out soon 🤔
Just waiting for my classic Mini to overtake the price of RD's.
Best 250 twin made fantastic Yamaha.
F**k.. sold two to a friend for £500.
You could say milky way colours here, 😉great bikes.
Loved mine my 2 eldest sons had 1 each as well and Sunday Morning Blips got interesting. Always came home shaking but could never beat them.. Buggars
saw plenty of the rd 50 mx models but the m models were scarce.
..popular and expensive, now. Quite a few imports being brought into the UK to meet demand. Excellent and pretty bikes ....
Used to be quite q few in Norwich!
One of the gutless 50cc motorcycles all show no go, when they brought out the restrictions to 30mph back in 1979.
30mph restricted...you might as well have had a punch maximum...
I had one Alec, bought it stripped down, put it back together then sold it, reg plate was STE 9 S , I was happy cause I made £50, what a prick I was looking back now ha ha 😂
Yes I remember you in my rear view mirror 😆
First bike put a 60kit on it reeds and micron did a tank slapping 42
Restricted ! Gutless
Got the mx model, not the fastest of 50’s
Nigel 'Chaka' Carn 👍
A mate of mine had one it was a bit rubbish ( sorry Yamaha ) restricted peds were a bit rubbish by design but you couldn’t beat the new found freedom of being able to go almost anywhere (as long as it didn’t involve motorways) at 16
Better looking than my X1 but just as slow No matter we had our independance although took forever to get anywhere those days😁
Fixed one for some girl. Took it to work one day and the oil inj stopped. So did tge bike about 6 seconds later, motor locked and skidded to a stop. Found a beer can on the road and dumped some oil in it from the tank, poured it in tbe gas , fired it up and kept on going! I was doing 50 when it locked up. No fun.
I had one of these as my first bike, 65cc big bore kit and a micron exhaust. I loved it! Don’t see any of them about now
See one every day at work. ☺
I was 16 in 1980 and earning £13.50 a week as an apprentice Did see them about but they were unobtainium
I bought one in 1989 a mid life crisis thing it didn't last long. Bought it for £ 700 I think at the big bike shop at Eltham and then sold it back to them for £350😢a few months later lol
I use to have a purple one .
Very over priced as not a fizzy.
Had 1 it was my 2nd bike the 1st been a FS1E-DX,but the RD was my first love❤❤❤
After my time on mopeds
Still got it yet road registered docile enough to trial ride quick enough to get 3rd place in the 400 class at hougton sprint still with the motocross tyres on
I've got a 370 qualifier best 2 stroke i have ever had had it 15 years orange is us
Yes great bike and nice on the track
Rode the MX version great motor
Never rode a qualifier but I had a white can am 185 as a kid ...
would love to have one now
My brother had the 370 can am......it was savage.🤯
Have had several 175, 250, 370 and a 400. Looking for another 400
I had the 175 all orange
I had the 370. Great bike.
Goes like hell.
Rick Stevenson time for a upgrade?
Looked terrible without proper sidepanels
Jake Burton love this.
I love it!
Had a 175. Fun bike.
Yes , a friend of mine had one of these and its big brother , the 500 Sonic , well built machines , C & J frames , Thor swing arms Ohlins rear shocks and the 500 had Marzocchi forks with a reservoir on the bottom , I bought the 500 , loved it , its top speed was about 185kph !!
Had a 175 Q4. You could ride it to work on the friday, go sprint hillclimbing on the saturday, long distance road trial on the sunday, and back to work on the monday. Never, ever let me down. Loved it.
Yes...raced mx professionally on several
I've got an 1980 MX6 400 great bike, everything is Orange except the seat.
Had one with rego awesome on the street 👍
Had one ex Mervin Anstie works bike
Just tell me why you want call ????
Broke my leg on one of these in 96 and 24 years later I still shudder at the sight of it.
Andrea Mccudden oh yes plz
Guido Lambregtse dit is beter ff door de Ardennen 🥳 plaatje er op en gaan 👌🏻
I'm not trying to win the super cross.
I rode a 84 500 for 10+ years loved the power! And never lost a drag race with it! Ran all kinds of newer bikes too.
If you can start it you can ride it 😆
Tbh they only put out 65hp, it ain't that scary.
Who else misses the heady days of the 500cc GP class? 😍😲😍😲 ... See MoreSee Less
The pinnacle of GP racing IMO
Proper GP 2t 500's are awsome 🏁
In the wet with no electronics with the unpredictable power delivery
If you want to try your hand at marshalling give me a shout 👍
When real men rode real bikes not like the auto bikes they ride now
Declan Edwards Paul Edwards David Oldfield
Steven Thorpe Adam Cook
Jan Veenstra Patrick Heidotting toen geluk nog heel gewoon was😉
I do I miss two strokes full stop but those late 70s to early 90s 500s where just animals
It was a fantastic era,the sounds an smell.the good days.
I'm still waiting for them to make an Unrideables 3 - The Doohan years to finish the set......
I don't expect the riders from back then miss them
You can still watch them race with CRMC, we have 7 meetings next year and 3 different 2 stroke classes, we also have BSA gold stars, Norton Manx’s and many other classic bikes which race in anger
I do love a 2 stroke and they were proper race bikes, but Doohan era to today’s crazy MotoGP no contest?
The best ... imagine today's tech and a modern 750 2t .... salivating ....
Awsome racing and awsome bikes I miss em
Yep. Men with balls the size of melons.
You should get another and feel the blast of air through your hair again Mate.😀
Those pipes were great hand warmers on winter days
Exact same as mine, loved it, MBD 86P if I remember correctly.
This was mine in 1978
I loved mine, proper wheelie machine. Air cooled Hooligan forever! Went too the Dutch TT and Belgian GP in that summer of '76 Happy Daze 🏍 🏁 💯 💀 🛠
Το. Εχω. Ακομα. Πολυ καλο. 1974. 350. Ρντη
Had one in that colour a great handling bike, first bike I ever wheelied 👍
Had a 200cc one great little bike sized it up out in the moors got the gear stripped it down and rebuilt it in a day the great think about strokers is working on em
I had an RD350 and a RD400. The 400 was probably my favorite all time bike. It had an unexpected plush ride combined with snappy fun handling and a willing engine. Loved it.
Bought a blue one brand new in 75 . Fitted Dunlop K81s front (3.60) and rear (4.10). It handled well and was the quickest of the 250,s at the time .
Had the blue one new way back in 1974, great memories of a brilliant bike.
Always wanted one of these but had to have a blue coffin tank in ‘76.
60s and 70s most stylish bikes,went downhill in the 80s anD kept going.
Always, I like the blue in the 250b👍
Lovely bike mine was LTL 8P they used to eat pistons if you didn’t know how to balance the carbs..... I didn’t then that’s how I know ☹️
Bike I passed my test on back in 1975😄
Had one not good in rain
That was mine but in blue GRG 844N
I had the 250, and it came with a side car, I found it on a farm, out behind wauchope, back in 86, it was a great find, I took side car of it, rode it for a bit, then a bloke offered me 500 bucks, I thought wow, just doubled my money.... lol... i thnk I know who got last laugh
Great bikes, rue the day I sold it, Weekends I did the odd trial, in the week my lad got home from school n ragged it around the fields n woods, thinking I’d never know 😂
My first trail bike, great bike the TY175👌👍
The first bike i rode except silver. Great to learn on with that low gearing
Used one as a daily commute 🤣
Had one of these when I was a kid in the late 80’s to early 90’s... great bike
For me, iconic image for the period
Love my ty 80 175 and 250 I was a kickstarter fan
I love my TY175
My 1st bike ty80
Still have mine
I had one unlike my bultaco you could pull the clutch in and start it in gear
Had one Mx stopped racing in November till march so used to do trials iam sure the break let the body rest far from today's Mx !!!!
Had one ... boring bike .... Much preferred a Spanish Bultaco or Montesa or later on a Fantic
As a child that was the first geared bike I learned on!!
Yes sir , I had exact one
I had the 250 version!
John Mac Kinnon senior
Was Allways to fat !!
My first bike
James Rolph obviously getting classic status but that price makes my eyes water😂
One my daughter and me re built a few years back
Gavin Gornall Your wheelie rig 👍😂😂😂😂
Yep 👍 I had red one with fresco end can 👍 was always going off road on it 🥰 great bike
My first bike the 175 version loved every minute on it , wish I still had it ❤
I had red one was quick fresco front pipe Sm stinger tail pipe K N filter an jetted abused it off road trying to keep up with a mate on IT175😂
I had a dt 50mx with a 80 kit on same colour was my first bike with gears way back in 1992 never seen 1 since
The Yamaha 125 DTMX was my first bike in 1978... a long time ago !
Beautiful bike. Even in today's standards. Beautiful.
What a beast... Would smoke my KTM. 🤟🤣
Hahah.....I had a thicker swing arm on my downhill mountain bike lol
Chris Douggy Eaton, this is an 81. Mine was a 79.
my sister had the blue 175 , it liked doing wheelies, I slid of the back a few times while she was driving. purposely done I think.
I had one bought it my mate so he could go on holiday. I was 19 at the time . It would of been around 1985 . It was very fast especially when you hit the power band . Great of round to . It's brings back a lot of great memories.
I had the 77 dt250 when i was 13 I wish i still had it
Only DT80 LC2, since 1989 in my garage
Not first bike but when the law changed from 250cc to 125cc
Joy I had one of then. I had a 100, 125 and then a 175 really good bikes. Why don't they make them now?
My first bike,Yamaha FS1E
The 175 is a bucket list bike of mine
Had a red one with fresco exust sounded well
With a ‘Mono Shock’...
Bought a brand new 175mx back then ,Great bike on and off road .
Not my first bike, but first decent one. Had a Red one in 1981 cost £625 🤔
Debbie Day podge had this bike. Sure he took you for a ride on it lol
Was the bike of my dreams when I was a kid 👌👌
4 grand 🤔🤔
This Type was never popular in Germany...not tunable! The six Speed RD50 aircooled was better Stuff😉
Not a UK model for sure..... personally I can only visualise this early SS model in gold....
i bet a lot of kids who rode these bikes over wasteland would like to own one now.
I had one in gold I only saw one other at the time but there were a few at the Stafford show a few years ago. CDB 5L Where are you now 🤔
The fastest 50cc at all! The Rotary Valve made it so fast! Faster than the Honda CB 50 and the Suzuki 50 CC by far! I poudly rode one! The later Reed valve version was slower...
Some years ago I saw a purple fs1e in a skip, wish I had dragged it out now !!
did you see this one Mick ?
Didn't Honda do a.. ss 50 as well...
This is my YB50 year 1975...in Brazil...
so beautifull to see because i have had this color when i was young ..
All our local ones were painted red oxide lol.except my DX.
This is French /european model? Not offered over here in that colour scheme.
Not a ss wrong tank for a start had screw on badges and only gold in UK anyway
Me on me ss
Red for me...then the gold...one.. i loved my fizz..
Candy gold was the best
With the ss50 honda you could put 70 barrel and head off the step threw
Yes four stroke
I had a gold one too
Geoff Perkins you had an SS in candy gold. Sweet sixteen 🙂
Gary Lynch Go on Bro!
Ouch! Just looked at the price. Looks like I'll be sticking to the ciggies.
I can neither confirm nor deny that I smoked Rothmans because of Wayne Gardener...✌️.....and occasionally the odd lucky strike....Gauloise nearly killed me tho!...
Will Hammock lucky strike
Lovely bike but are they really selling for that much?
I have a pair of Doug Chandlers leathers but they are team Suzuki as Japan banned cigarette advertising😎
The Malbro livery Yam 500 was my favourite
Smoking hot ! 🔥
It’s not a 10 grand bike
It’s a great bike though I don’t think parts are easy to source, unlike for the VJ21 and VJ22. I don’t think there’s much parts commonality with the earlier models too. It looks great but for regular riding you’d really be better with a VJ21 or VJ22.
Ha ha! I miss the ciggies too! If I had to make a choice though I'd have the bike, every time.
Not for £10,500 grand
Fag packets are the best colour schemes !! 😀👍🍻🏁
Yes thanks. Still got it.
Terry Flux get on it lol
Having spent my riding life on Japanese bikes or modern triumphs like the tiger and the speed triple, I decided to go retro and bought a triumph scrambler last year ( the older one not the current version). Whilst it’s great fun to ride and rev the nads off it to get any sort of progress, it’s still plain to see 55 years on why the british industry went into decline. You have to admire the die hards for pressing on but you have to feel their loyalty left them seriously missing out on an entirely better riding experience
The British Bike industry were stubborn, caught in a time warp. They buried their heads in the sand and refused to update, innovate, improve or keep up with the competition, producing the same old outdated machines year after year and falling further behind the technology of the Japanese. They have only theirselves to blame.
A friend had one and let me use it for an afternoon, pretty amazing for a small engine, the power band was way up there in RPMs.
i had the super six mate brilliant bike
Had one in the 70s , wish I still had it . A blue one .
I remember the days when Brit bikes and Jap bikes were all in the mix sad Jap bikes just kept getting better and those days of goggles and bugs in your teeth are just a memory 🙄
Now that's one nice Suzi
Eddies was a Honda Dream and it was black with the chrome sides. It all so had the squared off fenders.
I had one in the sixties lovely bike very quick
Sorry that's T C
These comments? Some tried to go with the map ideal is the Ariel leader And arrow both where voted as good bikes in the 60s
Dose anyone remember the t v with the dual rang gear box ?
Yes I had a super six and did that move and handled like a dream best 250 I ever had
That is my friends X 6 Hustler from 1967.Cool bike and fast.
Too true stuck to outdated designs and wouldn’t modernise
Yep Bikes that stared first time every time and didn’t leave a trail of oil everywhere you went and all Over your clothes
Good looking bike I had a gt 250 in the eighties
Had one of them back in the dark ages!
Great bike , screaming quick too
Fee Tom had one of these nearly killed us both by spring field
When everything was black and white 😅🤪🤣😅
I had one of these - loved it.
That looks wicked
I had a 60’s Suzuki 120 student same colour . My first bike . Had a front tyre blowout on it doing 60mph , kissing tarmac for 40yds doing 3 x 360 rotations along the way , with my leg stuck under the bike . Very luckily the engine guard prevented some nasty leg injuries. I got off lightly . I Got up , pick the bike up , kicked it , and pushed it home . 🤣
Got the exact one on my 16th birthday 1974, UTE 52M. Dad paid the deposit and the first 3 months payments until I left school and started work as an apprentice painter and decorator. I was nearly 6ft tall and looked slightly weird on it. Never let me down. Picture of my late dad trying it out on the day it came.
I used to have one run it every day for work 2 speed gearbox brill in the middle of winter with the built in heater same color too.
HD one as my first bike, bomb proof around the local woods!
These bikes go on for ever....beautifully made and over engineered...Great days when mopeds could have a 20+ year production run....
Apart from the stripped down scooter we rode on the old railway lines this was the first bike I ever rode, it was my mates, and spurred me on to get my fizzie 👍
my first venture into the two stroke world, when petrol stations had oil pumps
Omg that was my first bike when I was twelve paper round and worked at a nursery for weeks to save twenty quid haha.
an original post moped from the puchwerk in austria. we still have a few in circulation in Austria!👍🙂
We had one as a field bike It cost us £3 😁
My first on road bike at 16,had the green and cream one
I used to regularly work on these old Puch mopeds. From single speed Maxi’s, 2 and 3 speed MV and MS models, right up to the Grand Prix and Specials too!
My dad was a postie. Always remember these buzzing around the yard and out in the streets.
A lot of these ended up as field bikes, when post office sold them off every now and again.
Have 2 of the ms50 in red. Great fun.
I had the puch sports the same colour
Yellow peril ..nice
My uncle had one exactly the same as this one about 1975.
Classic my dad had one in the 70s, his spare bike, he even towed me down the road in the snow on my slay in winter
Oh ,,,, how lovely ,,, my dad had one ,,, thought me to ride ,,, it was green and cream ,,, 3 speed ,, used to have to turn the little marker past the 2 and 3 gear marking ,, then back to it ,,,, I often missed it ,, and screamed the guts out of it ,,, ,, could stand on the seat and wheelie it ,,, but didn't it clonk wen u hit a jump and landed ,,,, great days ,, 50 pence for half a gallon of 25 to 1 ,,, still couldn't afford it xxxx xxxx
Great photo Dave; not seen that before 🙂
A young Dawn on a moped! ❤❤❤
Can report these to do 5o mph loads of fun as a kid
My first moped... had a few in yellow, one in red and cream... mega reliable and cheap...
My mate fitted one with an expansion chamber and it sounded fast, maybe gained extra 2 mph or something 😂😂😂
I had one as my first bike! It survived a spotty git like me abusing it so it must of been good!
Damn that looks great better than it came from the dealership
Had one good running wheelie bike lots of power just sucks in tight timber only being a 4 speed 1st was a little to tall had to do a lot of clutching and took some getting used to with left side kick starter
35 years on & I'm still in pain from this beast, dam it was fun. MotoX, enduro, H&H & even speedway on this beast.
I have always wanted to crawl up on one of these beautiful condition
A bunch of mismatched parts holding it all together
So much RED you'll never notice the blood! 😲🤪😜🤞😁
I just bought a new Honda 450,brush cutter lol..
U better be hanging on man!!
Don't walk away from this.....RUN
I rode my CR500 like it was my last day to ride. 😂😂😂
Nice red devil
I loved it, like riding a four stroke the amount of low down grunt it had. Had a great season on this.
They were shite.