1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead' Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none

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Lot 402
1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead'
Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none

Sold for £ 1,207 (US$ 1,569) inc. premium
1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead'
Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977
Engine no. none
Introduced in 1960, the Honda 'Monkey Bike' was intended as a town or paddock bike which could be transported in the boot of a car when the handlebars were folded down. Some were used for long journeys by a few, but the majority were used as intended, or on country estates, and acquired something of an iconic status, with many celebrities of the 1960s being seen on them. Designated 'Z' these mini-bikes always featured a 50cc engine, and underwent styling changes throughout the years. They went from the first, CZ100, and continued until Honda finally discontinued them in 2017. Purchased by the vendor in 2013 as a Z50R rolling chassis only, he decided to create his own take on Honda's Monkey Bike theme. He purchased and installed a brand new, unnumbered, high output 125cc Zongshen 13 BHP engine. All paintwork was refurbished, including the wheels and petrol tank; new tyres and tubes were fitted, a new aluminium swinging arm was imported from USA, together with wide footpegs, and a fork kit. New Renthal handlebars were used, and new shock absorbers, chain and sprocket were fitted along with a new seat cover. New 'Z125R' and 'Z's Dead' graphics were designed and affixed to the petrol tank and side panels. Since completion the bike has not been used, although it has been kept in running order, and will, therefore, require checking over, running in, and a general shakedown if the new owner intends to use it. Documentation comprises sundry receipts only.

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  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is 154FM1/2*8C900002*.
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1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead' Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none
1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead' Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none
1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead' Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none
1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead' Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none
1983 Honda 125cc Z50R 'Z's Dead' Frame no. JH2AB0202 DS400977 Engine no. none
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