Thursday, August 16, 2007

Yamaha TZR50: Mite is right


Okay, so it only has 2.5bhp, but that should be fine for 13 year olds...

Want a high-performance Yamaha but not old enough yet to buy an R1? Well, Yamaha's legendary TZR250s and 125s have been killed off due to emission norms, but you could still get a TZR50! It has what Yamaha call 'a hungry two-stroke engine and a sweet six-speed gearbox.' You also get disc brakes front and rear, and headlamps that are styled to look like the R1's.

With a compression ratio of 11.5:1, the little TZR50's 49.7cc, liquid-cooled two-stroke engine makes 2.5 horsepower at 6500rpm and 2.9Nm of torque at 5500. There's electric start and the fuel tank will take in almost 14 litres of fuel. And the bike only weighs 114kg, dry. For people who grew up riding Yamaha RDs and who are now buying a first bike for their kids, the TZR50 should be worth looking at...

Download the Yamaha TZR50 brochure (PDF file) here.

Also see:
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2006 MotoGP world champ, Nicky Hayden gets down to scooter testing!
The feisty little Gilera Storm 50...
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