HONDA MBX50

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Project Hunter -

A rough old barn find, but it’s in near stock con­di­tion – even the num­ber­plate looks orig­i­nal. The seller has an­other MBX for sale, a black A-reg model, so it would be worth try­ing to do a deal for the pair and build­ing one good bike from the two. A new fuel tank will al­most cer­tainly be re­quired – the owner says he’s got a spare he’ll throw in. The MBX50 was painfully slow and tun­ing parts are scarce. Bet­ter to hang out for an 80.

That looks like it’s been stuck in a shed for a while [last taxed in ’91 – JM]. The thing with th­ese lit­tle bikes is that they can of­ten cost as much to re­store as some­thing big­ger and faster, so you’ve re­ally got to want it.

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