79cc liquid-cooled Reed-valve Two-stroke single 10bhp 89kg 60mph
The only thing the LCII shares with the original 80LC is its motor. Everything else is lifted from the Mk1 125LC (confusingly, later models feature paint and graphics from the MKII 125). That sounds OK, but what it delivers is a heavier bike that’s less fun than both the first RD80LC and the 125LC.
It’s a mish-mash with no redeeming features, save the fact that you could always use it as a spares mule for 125LC cycle parts. Unless you’re German, there isn’t an upside. Best avoided unless dirt cheap, or you’ve got a spare 125 motor and you’re not fussed about matching numbers.
So what’s the point? There isn’t one.
For: looks great. Just don’t ride it Against: slow, not as good as the MK1 What you’ll pay: £700-£1200
“WHAT IT DELIVERS IS A HEAVIER BIKE THAT’S LESS FUN THAN BOTH THE FIRST 80LC AND THE 125LC”
OK, we said best of the 80s, but not all of them were good