Where do you live: Alberta, Canada
Your height: 5′8
Your weight: 140lbs
Model year: 1988
Displacement in CC’s: 50cc
Final drive: Chain
Cost: $1000 cdn
Beginner bike yes/no: No
Reliability 1 to 10: 6
The YSR had a bulletproof engine!
This little guy would start and run hard all day long, all weather conditions. It did have some other mechanical issues like lighting failures, fork seals blowing..etc. Overall it was a fairly reliable little 2 stroke.
Performance 1 to 10: 7
I rated this fairly high basing it on the 50cc class. This bike would haul @ss and had tons of aftermarket to get it moving even faster! (for a 50cc keep in mind). I raced a couple scooters and even a 250cc honda rebel (with my hopped up version) and won every time. The Rebel of course would kill the little bike after I hit about 80kph, topped out at about 110kph which is not too shabby for a 50cc bike. I did however have over $2000 in aftermarket parts.
Comfort 1 to 10: 2
It is a 50cc miniature street legal, loud as hell 2 stroke sport bike. Did you expect it to be comfortable? … The small size made it fun though!
Body looks/quality 1 to 10: 6
I didn’t fancy the original bodywork so much, but my cheetah racing body I bolted on was beautiful. Imagine a 2001 R6, only half the size! …. The original mirrors connected to the frame, which was a weird spot to stick out from with long arms.
Things that have gone wrong:
Fork seals popped twice. Rear stock suspension basically stopped working it seemed. Stock exhaust fell off once when riding… Little scary! Had to safety wire my new pipe on. One light burnt out and they all stopped working. Pain in the neck to figure the lighting out when that happened, not that the 6volt system provided much lighting anyways.
Overall summary/Final comments about this bike:
I wanted to add this review because I miss this bike so very much!
Especially now that all these smaller version sportbikes are coming out, it would have been awesome to pull up and race with this minibike that is actually street legal.
The bike itself was the funnest thing I ever rode…Period!
Everywhere I went I had people staring, asking questions and even taking pictures. Racing around on something that looks like a minibike but feels like a mini crotch rocket is an insane rush that cannot be beat with a larger bike, it just can’t! Can you say that driving a normal car compares to the fun of a go-cart?… I rest my case!