79cc liquid-cooled Reed-valve Two-stroke single 10bhp 78kg 62mph
Anyone who owned an 80LC back in the ’80s loved it. Small, light, flickable and quick (for what it is), the littlest LC in no way lacks the hooligan DNA of its big brothers.
When we say little we mean tiny. Less than 80 kilos without fluids the 80LC was actually an RZ50 with extra cubes. With 10 ponies on tap these mini RDS would more than keep up with learner-legal 125s, without the indignity of having its power curve cut artificially short. A light rider could see 75mph on the clock. Mild porting and a pipe could push that to 80 – not bad for what was essentially a moped on steroids.
With italic wheels, six-speed liquid-cooled motor, and funky styling this RD has got to be on the wish list of any serious LC fanatic. The RZ50 was sold in Japan and South Africa so corrosion-free parts are out there.
For: a proper LC Against: not for big units, getting pricey What you’ll pay: £1000-£2200